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Vanessa Schmidt

  • Head of Service, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology
  • BVSc (Hons) PhD CertVD DipECVD MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Vanessa qualified in 1994 at Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia before travelling to the UK. After several years in both mixed and small animal practice, she gained the European diploma of Veterinary Dermatology in 2009 and was granted RCVS specialisation in 2014. She also obtained her PhD in 2014, following four years of research into antimicrobial resistance amongst canine staphylococci and E. coli.

Clinical Interests

  • Infectious and zoonotic diseases
  • Atopic dermatitis

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate veterinary students (lectures and clinical rotations)
  • Undergraduate veterinary and bio-veterinary student projects
  • Postgraduate veterinary resident training for DipECVD

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology, therapy and public health implications of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in small animals