"No hoof, no horse" is the old saying. Unfortunately, farriers have not been a large part of academia and our base of knowledge has not changed much in the past 200 years. Imagine the possibilities if farriers had the opportunity to learn how to conduct research and how to review the research of others. Imagine a program resulting in 20-40 new farrier research papers per year. Imagine a program allowing practicing farriers the opportunity to obtain advanced academic degrees while still maintaining their full time practices. The program now exists, offered by the Royal Veterinary College in England, already drawing in some of the most well known farriers in the UK. We are happy to host this program in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center allowing US farriers to participate for the first time.
Good news! The already-successful graduate diploma research course for farriers at England's Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will be offered in the United States, beginning in January 2018. While mainly a distance-learning program, six weekend modules will be hosted at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center ou...