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Occupation Veterinarian
Veterinary School UK - Cambridge
Year of Graduation 2005


Nick qualified from Cambridge in 2005 having gained a MA in Pathology specialising in immunology, and doing a final year externship at the Ohio State University working on the farm animal clinic. On leaving Cambridge he went to University College Dublin where he completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine which was a predominantly bovine position but with a significant equine component. This led to a residency in dairy cow health and production split between the RVC and Shepton Vet Group, a specialist dairy practice in rural Somerset. During his residency, Nick undertook research projects in novel mastitis diagnostics, uterine torsions and endocrinology of the early post partum dairy cow. He also undertook placements at the University of Wisconsin and University of California - Davis where he received further training in various aspects of dairy herd health. After leaving the RVC he did a year in farm animal practice in Hampshire before doing a MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology split between the RVC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His MSc theses was on the cost-effectiveness of farm level interventions to reduce the prevalence of VTEC on UK dairy farms in collaboration with the AHVLA. He recently began a PhD at the LSHTM in the department of infectious disease epidemiology on vaccine effectiveness in the control of foot and mouth disease.


During Nick's internship and residency, he gained a large amount of teaching experience in all years of the veterinary medicine undergraduate course. He continues to offer support to final year students doing their research projects and occasionally takes classes as part of the final year farm animal rotation.


Chan SS, Lyons N, McConnell I & Blacklaws BA. Cloning and sequencing of ovine Flt3 ligand International Journal of Immunogenetics 2007 34(3):167-71

Lyons N, and Gordon P. Investigation of severe abdominal discomfort in a bull. UK Vet 2009. 14(2):34-36.

Lyons NA, Brickell JS, Wilson S, Wathes DC. Association between postpartum concentrations of plasma IGF-I, left displacement of the abomasum and subsequently fertility in the dairy cow. Cattle Practice, 2009. 17(2):131-135.

Lyons NA, Browne E, Aldridge BM. Atypical presentation of sporadic bovine leukosis in a heifer. UK Vet 2010. 15(4):26-29.

Lyons NA, Knight-Jones TJD, Aldridge BM, Gordon P. Bovine Uterine Torsion: A review of 66 cases. Submitted.

Lyons NA, Karvountzis S, Knight-Jones TJD. Aspects of bovine caesareans associated with outcomes. Submitted.

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