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Assoc Professor

Marijke Beltman

Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
01 716 6084
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Hospital Belfield Dublin 4

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Marijke Beltman graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht in 2004. After which she began working as an Intern in Large Animal Medicine in University College Dublin (UCD) Veterinary Hospital. After her internship she spent a year in predominanty large animal practice in Co. Mayo before returning to UCD to undertake a combined residency and PhD programme. She obtained her PhD in 2010 in the area of early embryo development in cattle and was appointed as Lecturer in Clinical Reproduction in August of the same year. In November of 2010 she became a diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR), she subsequently became a board member the year after and is currently the secretary. Her main research interests include factors affecting early embryonic development in cattle and understanding the drivers of reduced reproductive performance in cattle with a focus on uterine disease.Marijke combines teaching reproduction of all species to undergraduate veterinary students as well as nurses with her clinical duties in both the UCD Veterinary Hospital and out on farms. Marijke has recently introduced progesterone concentration measurement as part of optimum breeding timing in the bitch to the diagnostic lab services in the UCDVH.Outside work she spends her time competing in various adventure races, triathlons and running competitions.


  • BVMS
    University of Utrecht NL
  • DVM
    University of Utrecht NL
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin