Miss Samantha Woods

Senior Lecturer


Sam Woods graduated with a Pharmacology degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1998 before receiving her Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Cambridge in 2003.  After four years in mixed practice she undertook an Internship at Dick White Referrals, followed by a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh during which she was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Sam became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015 and is currently a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue and Orthopaedics). Sam enjoys all aspects of surgery but her major interests include wound management and reconstruction and surgical oncology. She is currently working towards becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and has a variety of responsibilities relating to student teaching and the student experience.

Sam has published clinical research on a range of topics including collaborative research projects in association with the Royal Veterinary College, The University of Michigan and the Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons.


Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen Pharmacology Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge), University of Cambridge Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Professional Qualifications

RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, CertSAS

2015 European Veterinary Specialist, Small Animal Surgery, Dipl. ECVS