Diplomas

We hold copies of all Diplomas submitted to the RCVS. 

Most of the Diplomas are only available in print, though the more recent submissions are available as password protected PDFs and can be downloaded from our website.

The password to open these PDFs is rcvstrust06.

A full list of all the Diplomas is available on the Library catalogue.

Print copies are available for loan by Library members, all members of the RCVS and registered veterinary nurses, who are based in the UK.  For more information on borrowing and our postal loan service please go to ‘Our services’ page.

 

Animal welfare science, ethics & law

Cattle health production

Equine orthopaedics

Sheep health and production

Small animal medicine

Small animal surgery (orthopaedics)

Small animal surgery (soft tissue)

Veterinary cardiology

Veterinary dermatology

Veterinary ophthalmology

Zoological medicine

 

Animal welfare science, ethics & law

Alexandra Whittaker DWEL/09/2 (PDF 1.27MB)
Divergent selection for temperament in merino sheep.

 

Cattle health production

Owen Atkinson DCHP/13/1 (PDF 9.83MB)
A cross-sectional survey to investigate prevalence of and clinical indicators for subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows on UK dairy farms.

Alistair Macrae DCHP/12/1 (PDF 306KB)
Use of acute phase proteins for monitoring cow health and productivity in dairy cattle.

James Willshire DCHP/12/2 (PDF 1.03MB)
The use of mobility score to predict dairy cow reproductive performance.

Richard L. Cooper DCHP/11/1 (PDF 1.03MB)
An assessment of milk compositional indicators as a predictor for subclinical and clinical ketosis in UK dairy cattle.

The research behind this was funded in part by an RCVS Charitable Trust Small Grant (SG09 909) (awarded in 2009)

Chris Hudson DCHP/09/2 (PDF 1.14MB)
An evaluation of laboratory methods for distinguishing bovine staphylococcal mastitis isolates.

 

Equine orthopaedics

Matthew R.W. Smith DEO/11/1 (PDF 4.34MB)
Clinical applications of endoscopic surgical techniques in equine orthopaedics.

 

Sheep health and production

Fiona Lovatt DSHP/12/1 (PDF 547KB)
A case control study of orf in pre-weaned lambs.

 

Small animal medicine

Adam Gow DSAM/10/1 (PDF 2.7MB)
Xanthinuria in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

An RCVS Charitable Trust grant (SG06 223) supported Adam to achieve this Diploma (awarded 2006).    

 

Small animal surgery (orthopaedics)

Stephen Kalff DSAS(O)/14/1 (PDF 978 KB)
Proximal focal humeral deficiency in a large breed dog

William Oxley DSAS(O)/13/2 (PDF 1.07 MB)
Submitted work for RCVS Diploma in small animal surgery (orthopaedics)

Noel Fitzpatrick DSAS(O)/13/1 (PDF 4.4 MB)
Submitted work for RCVS Diploma in small animal surgery (orthopaedics)

Alasdair Renwick DSAS(O)/11/2 (PDF 1.28MB)
Submitted work for RCVS Diploma in small animal surgery (orthopaedics)

 

Small animal surgery (soft tissue)

Tim Charlesworth DSAS(ST)/12/2 (PDF 314KB)
Papers submiited for RCVS Diploma in small animal surgery (soft tissue).

An RCVS Charitable Trust grant (PBD08 610) supported Tim with this Practice Based Diploma (awarded 2008).   

Alistair Freeman DSAS(ST)12/1 (PDF 1.7MB)
Papers submiited for RCVS Diploma in small animal surgery (soft tissue).

 

Veterinary cardiology

Domingo Casamian-Sorrosal DVC/14/4 (PDF 2.1MB)
M-mode, two-dimensional, spectral doppler and tissue doppler echocardiographic findings in 40 healthy pet rabbits

Stephen Collins DVC/12/1 (PDF 2.29MB)
Measuring NT-proBNP in small animal practice.

An RCVS Charitable Trust grant (PBD08 601) supported Stephen with this Practice Based Diploma (awarded 2008).  

Geoffrey J Culshaw DVC/08/1 (PDF 5.57MB)
A study of the innervation of the canine and ovine mitral valves.

Rachel James DVC/08/3 (PDF 645KB)
Collapse in dogs: A study of cases and the use of a novel method for diagnosis.

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Veterinary dermatology

Stephen Charles Shaw DVD/11/1 (PDF 1.77KB)
The usefulness of dermatological signs in breeding dogs as a predictor of atopic dermatitis in their progeny.

 

Veterinary ophthalmology

Emma Hayton-Lee DVO/12/1 (PDF 377KB)
Management of subluxated lenses in the dog: comparison of phacoemulsification and medical management with prostaglandin analogues in 55 eyes (1999-2011).

Robert C. Lowe DVO/11/1 (PDF 2.43MB)
An ophthalmic and histological survey of the equine optic nerve and peripapillary fundus.

 

Zoological medicine

Vicki Baldrey DZM/14/2 (PDF 3.6MB)
Assessment of Alfaxalone as an anaesthetic induction agent in mute swans (Cygnus olor)

Sarah Chapman DZM/14/1 (PDF 1.6MB)
Management of diarrhoea in captive primates with special emphasis on Entamoeba histolytica infection in Atelid species

Marie Kubiak DZM/13/3 (PDF 3.3MB)
The influence of a combined Butorphanol and Midazolam pre-medication on anaesthesia in psittacid species

Craig Hunt DZM/13/2 (PDF 1.9MB) Electrocardiography of the normal inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Matthew Fiddes DZM/13/1 (PDF 2MB) Seroprevalence of Chlamydophila psittaci in pet psittacine birds in Southern England

Joanne Hedley DZM/12/1 (PDF 1.26MB)
Survey of gastrointestinal parasites in tortoises in the United Kingdom.

Michelle Barrows DZM/11/1 (2.4MB)

The effect of implementing preventative medicine protocols on mortality rate in a large avian collection.

Rowena Killick DZM/09/1 (PDF 792KB)
Summer and winter serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-hydroxy-vitamin D3) levels and calcium status of platyrrhine and lemur species housed at a UK zoo, with reference to UVB exposure.

An RCVS Charitable Trust Residency Grant (RES06 314) supported Rowena to achieve this Diploma (awarded 2006). 

Lesa Longley DZM/08/1 (PDF 1.5MB)
Skeletal assessment as a technique for age estimation in captive large non-domestic felids.

 

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