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  MRes: Psychotropic medication treatment of abnormal behaviours in zoo carnivores

Royal Veterinary College    The Graduate School

Full time & Part time October MRes 1 year
Biological Sciences (4) Veterinary Sciences (35)

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Embark on a captivating journey with the MRes programme in Psychotropic Medication Treatment of Abnormal Behaviours in Zoo Carnivores. Led by esteemed supervisors Dr. María Di´ez Leo´n and Dr. Amanda Guthrie, this innovative programme delves into the complexities of abnormal behaviours in zoo animals, aiming to enhance evidence-based treatment approaches. By investigating the frequency, type, and effectiveness of psychotropic drugs used in treating abnormal behaviours, students will contribute to bridging crucial knowledge gaps in zoo veterinary care. To qualify for this exceptional programme, candidates must hold a First Class or upper Second Class honours degree in Biological Sciences, Veterinary, or Medicine, alongside a passion for animal welfare and strong analytical skills. Desirable backgrounds in Neuroscience/Pharmacology and Animal Behaviour/Welfare are advantageous. Whether full-time or part-time, this programme offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on zoo animal welfare while honing essential research and problem-solving skills. Join us in shaping a brighter future for zoo carnivores.

About the course

Supervisors: Dr. María Díez León and Dr Amanda Guthrie DVM (Zoological Society of London, ZSL) 

Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences 

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Entry Requirements

Must meet our standard MRes entry requirements including English Language
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Relevant First Class or upper Second Class University honours Degree in Biological Sciences, Veterinary or Medicine.
Highly motivated student with good time management, organisational, and communication skills.
Good data analysis and problem-solving skills.

Neuroscience/Pharmacology background
Animal behaviour/welfare background


For information regarding Programme Fees, please see 'Programme Description' below.

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