Welcome to the Herd: Robert Dwyer

Appointed assistant clinical professor of equine ambulatory medicine
A man wearing a blue vest holding his small dog standing in front of a blue SUV with the Tufts logo on the side door
New Assistant Clinical Professor Robert Dwyer joined Tufts Veterinary Field Service in December. He is pictured with Gustave, his four-year-old Jack Russell/Lakeland terrier cross. Photo: Robert Dwyer

Appointed in December as an assistant clinical professor of equine ambulatory medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Robert Dwyer joined the Department of Ambulatory Medicine and Theriogenology, working from its Tufts Veterinary Field Service location in Woodstock, Connecticut.

“My wife’s family is from Rhode Island, so Cummings School’s location was attractive and the opportunities of this position provide a direction for my career that I was looking for,” says Dwyer, a United Kingdom native who earned a bachelor’s of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

“The opportunities in a teaching and academic environment will aid in my progression to gain a residency and become a specialist,” says Dwyer, who has enjoyed getting to know his TVFS colleagues, the clients they serve, and the students during his short time in the position. “I’ve been to the Grafton campus a couple times and hope to spend more time there as I move forward in my role.”   

Dwyer completed an internship in Australia and has worked in private, mixed, and equine practices during his career, most recently in the northwest of England.

“I’m eager to start lecturing and work my way into serving as an assistant professor and am excited to begin those courses. In addition, in the next couple of months I hope to start my theriogenology residency, which is a 2 ½-year program and something I’ve been working toward and excited to be moving forward with.”