28 September - 2 October 2020
Erica graduated from the Dick Vet School (University of Edinburgh) and after a short period in small animal practice moved to Bearsden to undertake a PhD on cytogenetics in embryos of farm animals. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Erica worked in the veterinary investigation service in Shropshire, seeing the last mainland outbreak of Aujeszky’s disease and the start of the BSE outbreak.
From there she moved to Harper Adams, which was at that time a principally farming-related institute, with a somewhat naive ambition to reduce “sudden” calf deaths by education. Since then, her work has moved full cycle back to companion animals but she has always felt epidemiology and control of disease in farm animals as her natural “home”. Thus it is great to include this in the suite of Postgraduate Certificates that Harper Adams University offers in conjunction with Improve International and the ISVPS.