Veterinary investigation Officer, Adrienne Mackintosh, based at APHA’s Carmarthen Veterinary Investigation Centre, talks about her role and its impact.
Dr Adrienne Mackintosh BVMS, Cert BCP, MVPH MRCVS
Adrienne Mackintosh moved to West Wales after graduating in 2004 from the University of Glasgow Vet School. She spent five years in mixed and latterly large animal practice specialising in bull and dairy cow fertility, and completed a certificate in beef cattle production.
In 2009 Adrienne joined the then Veterinary Laboratories Agency (now APHA) as a Veterinary Investigation Officer and shortly after became a member of the Avian Expert Group. Further formal study has included a Masters in Veterinary Public Health.
In addition to the day to day job of diagnostic post-mortems, disease investigations, and surveillance, Adrienne has responsibilities and interests in Salmonella control particularly in poultry, non-statutory zoonoses investigation and control, and the Centre of Expertise for Extensively Managed Livestock.
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