From 1 August 2016, Professor Hammond will combine the Head of School role with his current position of Chief Executive of Langford Vets.
About his new appointment, Professor Hammond said: "Wearing these two hats will enable me to bring together the senior leadership of the academic school with the clinical and commercial services at the site in Langford. I'll be in a unique position and I'm sure the viewpoint this will provide will be of mutual benefit to both organisations over the four-year term that I'll be in post as Head of School."
Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice Chancellor: Health, University of Bristol, said: "Under Professor Joanna Price's leadership over the last seven years, the School has undergone a transformational change and is in a very strong position to take advantage of emerging opportunities in research, teaching, and clinical service delivery. I look forward to seeing those opportunities begin to be realised under Richard's leadership in the coming years."
For more information about Professor Hammond, please visit: www.langfordvets.co.uk/news/new-chief-executive-langford-veterinary-services
A new position within Langford Vets has been created for a Clinical Operations Manager to take day-to-day responsibility for the management of clinical and service operations. This is a fixed-term contract to cover Professor Hammond's four-year term as Head of School.
Langford Veterinary Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol.