Veterinary Laboratories Agency. United Kingdom
Susanna Williamson has been a Veterinary Investigation Officer at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), Bury St Edmunds since June 2000. Due to its geographical position, the veterinary laboratory at VLA Bury St Edmunds receives a high proportion of pig material for diagnostic post-mortem examination and disease investigation. She has been involved in pig orientated projects on salmonella control, leptospire infections, late onset PCVAD in finishers, the diversity of PRRSV and swine influenza outbreaks. She is a member of the VLA’s Pig Expert Group and has served on the Pig Veterinary Society Executive Committee.
She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1983 and spent the next two years in mixed veterinary practice in Oxford. After working with the Government Veterinary Services in Zimbabwe she went to the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh and in 1988 gained a PhD in the field of veterinary parasitology. From 1989 she worked in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Morocco on smallholder dairy farm projects with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of tick-borne diseases of cattle. In 1999 she returned to Scotland working as a locum Veterinary Investigation Officer at SAC Edinburgh before joining the VLA Bury St Edmunds in 2000.
Updated CV 29-Dec-2012