College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

New year's honours for College

Three College staff members have been recognised in the Queen’s new year’s Honours list.

Susan Rhind
Professor Susan Rhind

Susan Rhind, Professor and Chair of Veterinary Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, has been awarded an OBE for services to veterinary education.

Professor Rhind was appointed as the first Chair of Veterinary Medical Education in the UK in 2007 and Deputy Head of the Vet School in 2011. In 2015, she was appointed as the University’s Assistant Principal for Assessment and Feedback.

Her current research is focused on all aspects of veterinary education. She has a particular interest in assessment and feedback, online learning and the use of online and physical models to support veterinary teaching.

Medical research

Professor Christopher Haslett has been made a CBE for his services to medical research.

He is Professor of Translational Medicine.

Research and community

Ellen Scott, lately senior administrator of the Department of Veterinary Scientific Services, has been made a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire.

Her honour was in recognition of her services to research and the community in Gorebridge, Midlothian.


"We are incredibly proud of Professor Rhind's award which is a true recognition of the exceptional work she had done in veterinary education.  Professor Rhind was the UK's first professor of veterinary education and she has achieved so much in her tenure, in particular, the improvement of the training and experience of our students, such that they have the best chances of a successful veterinary career.”

Professor David ArgyleHead of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies