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Ep 112: Caroline Mosley – What’s Changed in Veterinary Education: A Clinician’s Perspective

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In today’s episode of That Vet Life, Dr. Moriah McCauley interviews her former adviser and Clinical Skills lecturer from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Caroline Mosley.

Caroline Mosley started her career as a Veterinary Nurse at a practice on the west coast of Cumbria in 1998 after being raised around animals. Caroline went on the travel and work in Australia for a year before moving to Edinburgh to join the Hospital for Small Animals, working in various departments including surgery, exotics, ICU, and medicine. Before returning to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to take up teaching, Caroline worked in the pet food and pharmaceutical industry working as a territory manager for leading small animal, equine, and farm animal products covering Scotland.

Now a Clinical Skills Teaching Fellow at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Caroline teaches a variety of practical and clinical skills to undergraduates as well as leading on their Objective, Structured Clinical Exams.

In the episode, Dr. Moriah McCauley asks Caroline how teaching has changed over the last ten years from gender ratios to student expectations. Tune in to learn about veterinary education from a clinician’s perspective. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [01:21] The episode begins with Caroline telling us about her journey into veterinary teaching.
  • [04:98] Dr. Moriah asks Caroline how veterinary teaching has changed.
  • [07:56] Has the veterinary profession changed the goals of veterinary students?
  • [10:01] Dr. Mo and Caroline discuss how the gender ratio of veterinary students has changed and how this may have influenced students’ specialties. 
  • [14:02] Caroline talks about how the expectations on students have changed over the last ten years 
  • [16:15] Ad break – sign up for our educational course Thrive
  • [17:17] The episode continues…
  • [19:19] Dr. Moriah asks Caroline if she feels pressure to provide top-quality education due the how expensive university courses are.
  • [26:15] Caroline discusses expectations on students and how these have changed over the last ten years.
  • [30:22] Dr. Moriah and Caroline discuss the pressure there is on client relationships.
  • [34:00] Caroline talks about what excites her most about working with students.
  • [36:42] The episode wraps up.

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