Susan Howarth

Course Manager Profile

As course manager I am only one of a dynamic and friendly team that has a real passion for making Harper Adams graduating nurses the best of the best. With seven veterinary nurses employed here as part of the teaching team (as well as the vets) and a further two primarily involved in veterinary nursing research there is a role model here for all. Yes, the course is really busy (you don’t get much weekday time to yourself) but it is very enjoyable with the mix of extended theory and practical work, done both here and on placement. Our graduates have confidence in themselves and their practical abilities – which is as it should be.

Susan Howarth
Associate Lecturer Veterinary Nursing


Zoonoses, veterinary nursing, farm animal health.

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Graduated as a vet from Dick Vet, Edinburgh. Earned PhD in the surgery and obstetrics department of Glasgow University’s vet school, occasionally working as a locum. I worked for the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (farm animal pathology) in Shropshire before joining Harper Adams in 1994.


Birds, horses, gardening, history, travel.