BVSc MVS PhD MASM MASID GradCertEducStud IVASCertAcup.
Jacqui is an Associate Professor and veterinary microbiologist who is passionate about providing clinically relevant infectious disease courses for veterinary students, veterinary practitioners and companion animal breeders that are centred on the relationship between host, pathogen and environment and how each is involved in the development of disease in animals (including humans).
She is involved in developing the structure, content and governance of the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum, which started in 2015. Her research reflects a broad interest in infectious and non-infectious diseases. This includes: Development of diagnostics and treatments for companion animal viral diseases (especially Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Calicivirus, Feline immunodeficiency virus, Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper virus); Q fever (how common is it in the veterinary personnel and animal owners, what are the risk factors for exposure? What role do companion animals play?); Multi-resistant Staphylococcus species – what role do these Staphylococcus species play in animal disease in Australia, what are the preventable risk factors and the risks to health in human communities; and Chronic Renal Disease in domestic and zoo Felids - development of strategies for early diagnosis, targeted treatments and prevention.