Dr Andrew Gardiner

Senior Lecturer

Contact details



The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

Post code
EH25 9RG


  • Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

    Veterinary history/sociology/humanities; human-animal relations; ethics; interdisciplinary animal studies; history of science, technology and medicine; veterinary education; veterinary anatomy; community animal health and welfare


After working as a GP companion animal vet in private practice and for animal welfare charities for 14 years, I returned to the R(D)SVS as Clinical Lecturer in 2008 (Senior Lecturer from 2014) in the Veterinary Medicine Education Development division.


Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Manchester Small animal practice in British veterinary medicine Master of Science, University of Manchester The canine history of diabetes mellitus

Professional Qualifications

RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, Cert SAS Diplomate (European Veterinary Specialist), European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (subspecialty Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law), Dip ECAWBM-AWSEL

Responsibilities & affiliations

Extramural Studies (EMS) Director

Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) Year Director

Student Research Component (Foundation Skills) Course Organiser

Animal Body 1 (GEP) Module Organiser

Senior House Tutor

Admissions Committee

Admissions Executive

External examiner, University of Surrey

Examination Committee member, European Board of Veterinary Studies: Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law

Postgraduate teaching

Animal Body 1

Animal Body 3 (Graduate course only)

Animal Life & Food Safety

Student Research Component (Foundation Skills)

Making Animal Studies (ECA)

Student Research Component

Dog and Cat Intergrated Clinical Course

Professional and Clinical Skills

Final Year Selective Rotations (Dentistry and Ophthalmology)

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Research summary

Veterinary education, veterinary primary care, community animal health and welfare, shelter medicine, ethics, veterinary history, cross-discipline animal studies. See under Media tab for some more information.

Research activities

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