James Fairs, BVSc, MSC, MRCVS
After graduation from University of Liverpool in 2001, Dr. Fairs spent a year working for The Ministry of Agriculture in the UK during a nationwide outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease.
Since 2002 Dr. Fairs has worked in a variety of small animal practices across the UK including the largest small animal emergency center in the UK.
Before joining RUSVM as director of RUVC in 2014, he worked for The People’s Dispensary of Sick Animals (PDSA) for seven years. This not-for-profit organization operates 50 small animal hospitals across the UK and is commonly used by veterinary schools in the UK as a teaching resource.
In recent years, Dr. Fairs has been developing his interests in small animal dentistry and clinical skills acquisition, assessment, and feedback. These interests formed the basis of his MSc by Research thesis and associated publication, The Evaluation of a High-Fidelity Simulation Model and Video Instruction Used to Teach Canine Dental Skills to Pre-Clinical Veterinary Students (https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci10080526).
BVSC University of Liverpool
MSC Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Fairs is currently leading the implementation of a novel clinical skills assessment tool: Direct Observation of Pre-Clinical Procedural Skills and leading a review of the Essential Veterinary Skills curriculum.
James' main areas of interest are in practice management, general surgery and preventive care.