Mrs Laura Kidd

Lecturer in Professional and Clinical Skills


Laura graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1988 and worked for five years in a small animal practice in Edinburgh. In 1993, she moved to a part-time role in the practice and started lecturing in veterinary nursing (VN), which she continues to do at SRUC. In 2014, having decreased her practice commitments, Laura joined the VMED team initially as a Teaching Fellow in Clinical Skills and then as a Lecturer in Professional and Clinical Skills in 2018. Laura is also the Clinical Development Adviser for a postgraduate qualification for veterinary nurses, The Certificate of Veterinary Nursing Emergency and Critical Care (CertVNECC). Laura has a keen interest in veterinary and VN education – she gained the Postgraduate Certificate Teaching Qualification Further Education (PGCert TQFE) from the University of Dundee in 2015; and the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) in 2016, to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is also a mentor for the EdTA. Laura’s other main interests are anatomy and physiology, wound management, ECC, diagnostic imaging, medical diseases and legal, professional and ethical issues. Laura’s research interests include developing interactive learning resources, interprofessional training, supporting the transition to clinical practice and developing resilience.