Dr Gwen Rees BVSc (Hons) PhD MRCVS

Lecturer in Veterinary Science (Welsh Meduim)

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Department of Life Sciences

Phone: 01970 622503


Gwen is Lecturer in Veterinary Science at Aberystwyth University, and was previously Senior Research Associate at Bristol Vet School. She is currently leading the Arwain Vet Cymru project, a Welsh Government-funded collaborative initiative to train and support a network of Veterinary Prescribing Champions across Wales. Her research interests include dairy cattle, AMR and antimicrobial stewardship, ethnography and evidence based veterinary medicine. Gwen is a fluent Welsh speaker, originally from Llanelli. Qualifying as a vet from the University of Liverpool in 2009, she has worked in farm and equine practice in West Wales and New Zealand. She took up a role at Bristol Vet School as Teaching Fellow in Farm Animal Population Medicine in 2014, and undertook a PhD researching prescription veterinary medicine use by UK dairy farmers. Gwen is Associate Editor and sits on the Editorial Board for the BMJ’s Veterinary Record Case Reports, sits on the British Veterinary Association’s Welsh Branch Council, Welsh Government’s AMR in Animals and the Environment Delivery Group and is an author on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) Learning projects.