Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
Jacqui graduated with a BVSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery residency program and clinical Masters at the University of Melbourne before returning to the University of Sydney to complete a PhD on the aetiology of periodontal disease in domestic cats with the late Professor Daria Love while maintaining her clinical work as a veterinarian.
Research interests: Q fever and coxiellosis; Antimicrobial stewardship: Antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans; Infection control practices; Feline Infectious Peritonitis (epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis & treatment); Feline lmmunodeficiency virus (epidemiology, diagnosis and vaccine efficacy); Feline leukaemia virus (epidemiology, diagnosis and new anti-viral treatments); Feline calicivirus (novel treatments, diagnosis and infection control); Canine parvovirus (role of maternal antibody interference); Chronic feline kidney disease in domestic and zoo cats; Novel treatments and diagnostic techniques for veterinary viral diseases
Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans. This zoonotic disease is spread by rats and other rodents....