Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Jenny qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and spent several years in mixed practice. Following this, she conducted a PhD in epidemiology and virology at the University of Liverpool, entitled 'Studies on prevalence and risk factors for canine coronavirus infection in the UK'. Following a brief spell back in clinical practice, she joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in July 2010. In 2013 she began a clinical lectureship in Shelter Medicine, a growing veterinary discipline centered around the care of large populations of animals in rescue shelters and charity practices. She is a founding member of the Association of Charity Vets and co-editor for the soon-to-be-released BSAVA Manual of Shelter Medicine. She instigated and runs Vets in the Community (along with a lot of help from colleagues, students and The Big Issue). This project has been providing free veterinary care to homeless and vulnerably housed pet owners in the Nottingham area since 2013.
Most of my teaching is centred around practical, clinical aspects of shelter medicine and primary care with the final years (Year 5). I am also part of a team from the Centre for Evidence-based… read more
Jenny's research focuses on the characteristics, health and diseases of companion animals, particularly those kept in large populations such as kennels and shelters. Current research topics of… read more
Most of my teaching is centred around practical, clinical aspects of shelter medicine and primary care with the final years (Year 5). I am also part of a team from the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM) teaching final year students evidence-based medicine via the BestBETs for Vets project. In addition, I lecture on infectious disease, biosecurity, animal handling and early neutering within the curriculum, and convene the lymphreticular cell biology module in Year 4.
Jenny's research focuses on the characteristics, health and diseases of companion animals, particularly those kept in large populations such as kennels and shelters. Current research topics of interest include respiratory disease in shelter dogs and cats, population and rabies control in free-roaming dogs and biosecurity in rescue shelters. She is also interested in the human-animal bond, particularly in the contexts of relinquishment and rehoming and also the special benefits and challenges encountered by homeless pet owners.
Jenny is particularly interested in the health and welfare of unwanted (stray and feral) companion animals. The aim of her recent research has been to establish a means of data collection and surveillance in shelters, in order to improve the wellbeing of un-owned animals, and to enable those working with these animals to make evidence-based decisions about their care.
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