AHI Newsletter Q2 2018 FINAL

Focus on Technical Working Group Members

Name: Cosme Sanchez-Miguel Profession: Veterinary Research Officer, DAFM TWG Membership: Johne's Disease

Cosme Sánchez-Miguel qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1988 from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

In 1989, Cosme began working in a three-person mixed animal veterinary practice in Co. Cavan where he worked for eleven years until 2002. During that period, Cosme took a gap year to study a taught Master's in Veterinary Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College in London and obtained a MSc. (Path) degree in 2000. In 2002 Cosme joined the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and was appointed as Veterinary Research Officer in the Cork Regional Veterinary Laboratory. He has been working in the Cork RVL for almost 16 years providing a diagnostic pathology service (post-mortem and histological examinations) to private veterinary practitioners and also provides advice to PVPs and farmers. In addition, Cosme is involved in disease surveillance and identification, monitoring and reporting of zoonotic, notifiable and exotic diseases. He is also engaged in training staff for foot and mouth disease preparedness, pathology training of veterinary undergraduates during their placements in the RVL and research.

Name: Siobhan Corry Profession: Veterinary Research Officer, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) TWG Membership: Johne's Disease

Siobhan Corry is originally from a dairy farm in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and graduated from University College Dublin in 2005. She worked for a few years in mixed practice in Ireland and England before joining AFBI in 2013 as a Veterinary Research Officer in the Disease Surveillance and Investigation Branch of the Veterinary Sciences Division. Siobhan is based in Omagh Regional Veterinary Laboratory where her role includes diagnostic post mortems on farm animals (mainly cattle and sheep) and statutory work. She also works on AFBI’s Cattle Health Scheme which is a voluntary scheme to award herd certification of disease status for Johne’s, BVD, Leptospirosis, IBR and Neospora.



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