Samantha Scully BSc MA VetMB GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

Biography

Samantha Scully, PSS Assessor

Samantha has a degree in Nutrition from Kings College, University of London and graduated from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 2005. She holds general practitioner certificates in small animal surgery and small animal medicine. She gained her post graduate certificate in medicine at Harper Adams University in 2016.

Prior to starting vet school Samantha spent many years undertaking nursing duties for a mixed practice in Bedfordshire. As a vet student she worked at an equine referral hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she undertook her final year project looking at the relationship between cataract development in Quarter horses and ultra-violet light exposure.

Since qualifying Samantha has worked in mixed and small animal practice in the UK and has been involved in veterinary nurse training. During sabbatical leave she worked for a Sun Bear rescue and rehabilitation charity in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which included a large dog and cat colony with the occasional primate thrown in for good measure.

Samantha has a background in competitive dog obedience training, showing dogs, dog breeding and has dabbled in the word of showing cats. She has a special interest in hand rearing premature and sick neonates and has written a book on the subject.

After starting a family Samantha decided upon a change of career path more suited to family life. She applied to become a PSS Assessor in order to apply her practical experience to help mentor practices through the new scheme and to help them achieve the new awards.