Eastgate Veterinary Group. United Kingdom
Jake Waddilove MA, VetMB, MRCVS was born in Cambridge England in 1953. After spending his early life in Yorkshire and East Anglia he was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge Veterinary School where he was fortunate enough to be taught by such veterinary legends as Tom Alexander, Reg Goodwin and Peter Whittlestone. He qualified in 1978 and initially worked in with Alasdair Douglas in Framlingham, Suffolk before moving to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in late 1979 where he is still based. Here he worked with Chris Tew, one of the forerunners in modern pig veterinary practice.
He is now a principle partner in Eastgate Veterinary Group - an 11 veterinarian practice. He is a field based veterinarian working almost exclusively with pigs providing veterinary advice for a large number of intensive and extensive pig farms in the corporate and private areas. He is veterinary advisor to a multinational breeding company, an international pharmaceutical company and an international biosecurity company. He was a member of the organising committee of IPVS 1998, is a previous member of the executive committee of the Pig Veterinary Society and has given papers at many national and international conferences. His work has taken him to 21 countries throughout the UK, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Updated CV 06-Oct-2013
In the last article we looked at the need for thorough complete cleaning of a building, room or equipment in any efficient biosecurity programme. If done properly this will reduce the pathogen burden hugely as shown by a typical reduction in bacterial counts by 99%.
It is much more difficult to achieve a good quality of cleaning if the surface you are trying to clean is particularly pervious to water (for example wood) and has many cracks and hidden areas.