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Sophie Butler

Sophie Butler


School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Sophie Butler is a Lecturer for FdSc Veterinary Nursing at NTU's Brackenhurst Campus, as well as Module Leader for Application of Veterinary Nursing.

Career overview

Graduating from the University College of Dublin with a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science in 2018, Sophie then became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, registering as a Registered Veterinary Nursing (RVN).

Sophie has extensive practical experience from working in a mixed practice (small animal, farm and equine) and equine referral hospitals. She has travelled abroad as a surgical nurse during her career (France and Belgium).

After completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing with the University of Glasgow, Sophie is currently in the final year of a Master's Degree in Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing.

Research areas

Sophie is currently writing a paper on equine gastric ulcers, specifically looking at the efficacy of drug therapy for the treatment of glandular ulcers in horses.

Press expertise

Sophie has expertise in the following areas:

  • Small animal - surgical and medical
  • Equine – veterinary
  • Animal welfare
  • Small animal and equine reproduction