Department: Professional Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Veronica is the Educational Development Manager at the RVC and is responsible for the academic support and development of both staff and students on all courses, across both campus.  She manages a small team comprised of study skills tutors and an event coordinator.  The study skills team offer 121 support for students, embedded teaching sessions and workshops across the whole academic year.  

Veronica studied Animal Science at Hartpury College before joining the RVC in 2006.  She worked as a research assistant in PPS working on a variety of national and internation projects.  She began a PhD at the RVC in 2009 entitled 'Towards eradication of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from the UK pig herd.  After completing her PhD, Veronica worked as a a Scientific Writer at the RVC before moving into a learning development/ study skills role. 


Brewster, V.R., Maiti, H.C., Tucker, A.W. and Nevel, A. (2017). Associations between EP-like lesions and pleuritis and post trimming carcass weights of finishing pigs in England. Livestock Science, 201, 1-4.

Willgert, K.J.E., Brewster, V., Wright, A.J. and Nevel, A. (2014). Risk factors of lameness in sows in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 113 (2), 268-272

Brewster, V. and Nevel, A. (2013). Immunocastration with Improvac™ reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 145 (1-2), 32-36.

Heathcote, K., Harris, C.E., Brewster, V. Nevel, A. and Coggon, D. (2011). Skin disease in sheep farmers. Occupational Medicine, 61 (7), 515-517.


Pullen, S., Brewster, V., Rapley, E. (2017). “Make the Shoe fit the horse, not the horse fit the show”. Exploring the challenges of developing academic skills and academic confidence with farriery students at the Royal Veterinary College.  VetEd Conference, University of Liverpool, 5-7th March.

Academic skills development through embedded teaching, workshops and 121s.

Module Leader, Contemporary Study Skills  - Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research,  

Module Leader, Contemporary Study Skills - Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing


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