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RVC celebrates first graduates in Equine Locomotor Research

The RVC is proud to announce the successful graduation of all 12 students from its new Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research

23 July 2019, at 10:30am

Launched in January 2017, the course is primarily intended for farriers and equips them with the skills to help them produce original research into farriery.

On 15 July, 11 of the students came together for the official graduation ceremony at Royal Festival Hall, London. Here, they donned their gowns and graduated alongside over 250 fellow RVC students.

Every student worked extremely hard to balance their studies with their 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.”