PhD Studentship in Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK

A PhD studentship is offered as part of a larger investigation into lameness prevention in dairy cattle at University of Bristol, UK.

The studentship will focus on factors influencing the locomotion of cattle and relationships between locomotion, claw lesions and environmental parameters.

The findings of this research will feed into intervention strategies for preventing lameness on UK dairy farms.

The successful candidate will join a fast growing research group involved in animal welfare assessment and preventive planning. The post is supported by the Tubney Charitable Trust for 3 years and would be suitable for a veterinary graduate.

The stipend will be in the region of *£15,000 - £17,500* per annum.

Informal enquires to Dr Becky Whay, Tel: 0117 928 9474, E-mail: or Dr David Main, Tel: 0117 928 9340, E-mail:

Further details and application forms are available from:

Alison Foxwell,
Head of Department’s Office,
School of Clinical Veterinary Science,
Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU, or
by Telephone: 0117 928 9401, or

Please quote reference number SCH/07/06