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Robin   Farrell DVM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills

Dr. Robin Farrell received her undergraduate degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Prior to attending veterinary school she worked as a small animal veterinary technician in small animal general practice and intensive care where she gained her first experiences in teaching and learning using simulation. Following graduation from Ross University, Dr. Farrell spent 2 years working as a relief veterinarian in New York and St. Kitts. In 2008 she joined the faculty at Ross University. She has dedicated much of her time to the development of the clinical skills program, as an instructor, manager and director of the clinical skills laboratory. Dr. Farrell has worked with a dedicated team of faculty and staff to develop several clinical skills teaching models and learning resources for both students and instructors of clinical skills.


DVM Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

BA Animal Science, University of Delaware


Veterinary Education
Veterinary clinical skills curriculum
Veterinary clinical skills models


Member of the Advisory Committee for INVEST(International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching)
Co-Director of PAWS Inc. (People for Animal Welfare St. Kitts)
Ron Taylor Award, DeVry University, 2009
President of SVECCS (Student Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society), Ross University, 2003-2004
Community Service/Animal Care Award, Ross University, 2004
Veterinary Colleague Award, Ross University, 2004
President of Alpha Zeta (Professional Agriculture Fraternity), University of Delaware, 1996

Publication Highlights

Sarah Baillie, Naomi Booth, Alison Catterall, Nicki Coombes, Emma Crowther, Marc Dilly, Robin Farrell, Rikke Langebæk, Máire O’Reilly and Emma Read. A Guide to Veterinary Clinical Skills Laboratories. 2015 LINK: http://www.bris.ac.uk/vetscience/media/docs/csl-guide.pdf

Williamson JA, Fio Rito RM. 2014. Development of a training model for small animal thoracocentesis and chest tube thoracostomy. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals. 2014; 42:201-205.