28 September - 2 October 2020
David Harris| BVSc, MRCVS
After qualifying from Liverpool in 1984, David spent 16 years working as an assistant and partner in a mixed practice on the Welsh/Shropshire border, before joining the State Veterinary Service in the year 2000. Between 2000 and 2005, David was a case vet for multiple TB cases in Herefordshire, and – amongst various other responsibilities – was involved in many aspects of the national notifiable disease emergencies of the early 2000s. For 10 years from 2005, he managed the national farm animal feed control programme relating to animal proteins, being recognised by Defra as a national expert in that subject. David has presented papers in Beijing at the UK-China Summit and the EU-China Trade Project on feed safety and feed incident investigation relating to animal proteins. He has also provided training at BTSF courses to EU delegates on farm animal feed sampling and animal by-products. David has been involved in the Vet Ops Team at the National Disease Emergency Centre in London in more recent avian influenza outbreaks.
In December 2015, David started his current role, which involves providing veterinary advice on TB to Welsh Government policy colleagues and to APHA field staff.