This is a 3 year fully-funded studentship. The project requires clinical work with diabetic cats examined through the Diabetic Remission Clinic and Hypophysectomy Clinic at the RVC’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.
This studentship is open to Home/EU applicants. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU and international tuition fees.
The studentship will commence October 2020.
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