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Michael Doherty

Full Professor Of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Head Of School
School of Veterinary Medicine
01 716 6100
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4

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Dr. Michael Doherty is Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. He is a Diplomate and former President of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM). Michael is also the only European Specialist in Sheep Health in the Republic of Ireland recognised by the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management (ECSRHM).A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, his background is in cattle and sheep practice, including a period at the University of Glasgow's Teaching Unit. Prof. Doherty has managed many funded clinical research programmes, including studies of herd health in conventional and organic Irish dairy herds and he led the UCD clinical team on an EU-funded programme on TSE surveillance. An Executive Member of Animal Health Ireland (AHI) and former Chair of the AHI Technical Working Group on the control of BVD, he is currently involved along with UCD colleagues in the promotion and development of national dairy herd health programmes in Ireland and online delivery of postgraduate education in dairy herd health. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Open-access Irish Veterinary Journal within BioMed Central.


    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons UK
  • MVM
    University College Dublin
  • Other
    University of Edinburgh
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • Dip. ECBHM
    EBVS, Ireland
    Bovine Health ManagementOther
  • Dip. ECSRHM
    EBVS, Ireland
    Small Ruminant Health ManagementOther


  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak and understand