2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Harriet Bradford

Image of Harriet BradfordBackground:

I grew up in a small village in Essex, just east of London in the UK. I have always been animal mad and interested in science, as shown by my decision to become at vet at the age of 5, and have been focused on this academically since. Due to my interest in science I applied for an intercalated course at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, and completed by BSc in BioVetSci last year. My dissertation was on mouse locomotion and I am now on to studying the clinical part of the course and am set to graduate in 2016.


My interest includes all animals. I enjoy competing in FEI carriage driving and for this I spend a large part of the year traveling around the UK and Europe camping with horses. I was lucky enough to be on the British U21 team and am now aiming to compete at the adult international level. I horse ride on my university team and I also enjoy spending time with my three dogs and cat, and have three pet snakes and a rat with me at university. Outside of animals I enjoy playing the saxophone and travelling when time permits.

Career Goals.

I am keeping my options open! Initially I would like to go into equine practice to increase my confidence on clinical skills, though I would then like to come back to education and do further equine, welfare and ethics or locomotion based research.