Friday, July 26, 2019

Royal Veterinary College celebrates first graduates in Equine Locomotor Research





Great Britain's Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is proud to announce the successful graduation of all 12 students from its new Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research. Launched in January 2017, the course is primarily intended for farriers and equips them with the skills to help them produce original research in farriery.

On July 15, 2019, 11 of the students came together for the college's official graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. They donned their gowns and mortarboards and graduated alongside over 250 fellow RVC students.

Every student worked extremely hard to balance his or her studies with jobs and family lives. The Equine Locomotor Research (ELR) team at the RVC are all incredibly proud of their achievements, and of the fantastic effort they put in.

Over the past two and a half years, the students have steadily built up their study and research skills, leading to the design, writing and implementation of their own research projects. As well as being significant personal accomplishments, the findings from their projects represent huge learning opportunities for the farriery and veterinary communities.

It seems that many of the ELR graduates have caught the ‘research bug,’ with a number of them hoping to continue their studies in order to achieve the Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

Amy Barstow, Deputy Course Director, said:

“It was a pleasure to work with these students to help them tackle research questions that they had ruminated over for many years, and I am excited to see how our new graduates take these skills into their daily work and beyond.”

Peter Day, one of the diploma graduates, added:

“I’ve waited for a course like this for 20 years, and to graduate with such great peers was a real privilege.”


If you're interested in the Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research, applications for the next course commencing in the USA, see GradDip ELR USA. The next intake for the UK-based course will be in 2021: GradDip ELR UK
This article is based on a news release provided by the Royal Veterinary College.

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