Mrs Kay Aitchison



I graduated BSc (Hons) in Animal Production Science from Edinburgh University in 1980.  After graduating I worked as a Dairy Husbandry Advisory Officer with the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service.  In 1982 I moved back to Edinburgh as Farm Manager at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine Easter Bush Farm where I was responsible for the day to day running of the farm along with teaching animal husbandry and assisting with research projects. In 1994 I became lecturer in Farm Animal Husbandry and co-ordinator of Animal Husbandry Extra-mural Studies.



BSc Honours Animal Production Science, Edinburgh University 1980

Supplementary Certificate in Milk Production, Technology and Control, West of Scotland College of Agriculture 1981

Responsibilities & affiliations


  • UG Teaching admin (VTO and above)
  • UG teaching staff
  • Student support
  • Admissions
  • Pre-Clinical Teaching
  • Farm Animal Teaching
  • Animal Husbandry Extra-mural Studies (EMS)
  • Course Organiser (AL & FS 1,2 and GEP)

Postgraduate teaching

Year 1

Animal Life & Food Safety 1

Year GEP

Animal Life & Food Safety GEP

Year 2

Animal Life & Food Safety 2, Student Research Component Foundation

Year 3

Professional & Clinical Skills 3

Year 4

Professional & Clinical Skills 4