Online Speakers

28 September - 2 October 2020

Julia James


Wednesday - 30 Sep

Pet pigs – the veterinary approach to common problems and the concern of notifiable disease
13:30 - Farm Animal

Farm animal vet with 21 years’ experience in all farm species covering emergency medicine and surgery as well as preventative health planning

  • Farm Animal Partner at Larkmead Veterinary Group since 2001
  • Graduated from Cambridge University in 1996. MAVet MB with merits in farm animal medicine and equine medicine. Awarded “Final Year Student of the Year” prize, 1996 and John Walton Prize from the Pig Veterinary Society 1996
  • Lifetime experience with livestock on the family farm (200 cattle)
  • Member of the British Modern Pentathlon Team 1990-98 and medallist at European and World Championships
  • Preventative medicine approach to herd management and specific  cattle veterinary skills in ultrasound and manual pregnancy diagnosis; cattle surgery; bull semen analysis
  • Centre vet for UK’s largest AI breeding company in charge of three studs and their isolation facilities
  • Part of Larkmead Veterinary Group pig team advising on preventative health and management for over 30,000 breeding sows and their associated weaners, growers and finishers across the south of England
  • Part of the team chosen to deliver the Pig Health Improvement Programme  in conjunction with BPEX
  • Delivered numerous training events for farm owners and stockmen on a variety of veterinary health and livestock management topics
  • Module 1 NVS qualified
  • Delivery of NFU herd health planning

Veterinary Industry Positions

  • Member of Farm Executive for XLVets
  • Director of Vetscore Ltd
  • Royal Counties Veterinary Association Committee member
  • Member of the panel of Riding School Inspectors
  • BPEX assessor
  • Publications in professional journals and industry press