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Dr Peter Jackson

Emeritus University Physician in Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Former Fellow, Tutor and Senior Tutor.  Dr Jackson read veterinary medicine and surgery at Edinburgh University graduating with distinction in 1960. The next sixteen years were spent in general veterinary practice and he was awarded the Fellowship of the RCVS in 1972 for his thesis entitled 'Dystocia in the Sow.' He was appointed to a lectureship in Veterinary Obstetrics at Edinburgh University in 1976 before moving to Cambridge as University Physician in 1980. His doctoral thesis 'Bovine dystocia' was published in 1985. Essentially a clinician and clinical teacher his interests are in all aspects of veterinary medicine and reproduction. His medical interests have been chiefly related to farm animals but his interests in reproduction also involve the dog and cat. He was a Governor of the Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture & Horticulture from 1990 - 98. He has published some 50 clinical papers on a wide range of subjects in farm animal medicine and reproduction. He was President of the Eastern Counties Veterinary Society (ECVS) from 1992 - 3 and served as a member of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) Council representing the ECVS from 1999 - 2009. He was a Member and later Chairman of the RSPCA Farm Animal Advisory Committee from 1985 - 92. He has been a Trustee of Wood Green Animal Shelters since 2002. Peter Jackson's Handbook of Veterinary Obstetrics was first published in 1995 with a second edition in 2004. He was co - author of Clinical Examination of Farm Animals published in 2002 and also co - author of Handbook of Pig Medicine published in 2007. He was awarded the William Hunting Medal of the BVA in 1980 and the RW Hall of Barry of Glamorgan Memorial Prize and Medal of the RCVS in 1999.