In addition to providing a clinical service, we also have a strong educational role. We have close ties with the University of Glasgow Veterinary School. Final year veterinary students from the school visit us for a two day rotation in clinical dermatology and we also provide the dermatology lecture course for fourth year students.
In addition to undergraduate education, we also run a programme of continuing education for both vets and vet nurses that have been fun and well received. In addition to running courses at the practice, Peter and Hilary both lecture widely on veterinary dermatology.
In addition to our ties with Glasgow Veterinary School we also have an association with the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in training a young dermatologist. Training to become a dermatologist is a long and involved process. Part of this process involves undergoing a two or three year training program working with qualified dermatologists-this is the residency training program. Debbie Gow is the current resident at Edinburgh and as part of her training she works for two days a month under our supervision in Glasgow.