Mr Fraser Murdoch

Lecturer in Farm Animal Practice


Fraser graduated from the University  of  Glasgow  Veterinary School in 2003. After graduating, he returned home close to the family farm in Morayshire, to work in private mixed practice for nearly 5 years, with a year’s sabbatical which included locuming in New Zealand.


In 2008 he commenced a residency in Production Animal Health and Management at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Although the residency covered all production animals including camelids, Fraser’s focus was primarily sheep and goat work. During his residency Fraser undertook a number of research projects looking into novel pain relief for sheep and treatment of Pink Eye in sheep feedlots. He extended the Pink Eye project and is now completing a PhD on the subject. Fraser successfully gained Membership of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Sheep Medicine, and is now an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Sheep Health and Production.


Prior to starting at the RDSVS, Fraser worked for the University  of  Glasgow  where he  was  involved  in  teaching and  provision  of  clinical  services within the farm animal team and anatomic pathology group. Fraser’s main clinical interests lie within the health and management of sheep and goats, and he is looking forward to building working relationships with the Farm Animal Practice clients.


Outside of work Fraser currently lives near Stow with his wife and Labrador dog. In his spare time he continues to seek out new adventures and culinary delights in the far flung corners of the world, and attempting to build upon his language repertoire.

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