Laura Carrera

Qualifications 

Degree in Veterinary Science

Position 

Internship in Wildlife Population Health 2019-20

Overview

​I am a Wild Animal Population Health Intern at the Veterinary School of the UAB, directed by Dr. Oscar Cabezón, Diplomate in the European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM), Wildlife Population Health speciality. Here I am performing wild animal necropsies and reporting their relevant findings to the national wildlife passive surveillance programme. I am also attending to lectures and seminars aimed at ECZM Residents and participating in several PhD theses and research projects. I am taking part in both fieldwork such as wild animal captures, and I am also helping with laboratorial methods for pathogen detection, data analysis and systematic bibliographic reviews.

 

 

Background

In 2016, I obtained the Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). I have been contributing in SEFaS (Wildlife Ecopathology Service) and I developed my undergraduate thesis in CRESA-IRTA Animal Health Research Centre with the purpose of studying two different epidemiological scenarios of Border Disease Virus in a Pyrenean chamois population. I have worked in several national and international institutions including wildlife rescue centres (Spain and France), wildlife conservation research groups (Alpine Wildlife Research Centre in Italy, Budongo Conservation Field Station in Uganda)and small animal practices (UK and Spain), gaining experience in research, fieldwork, laboratory and clinical skills. I have also participated in several studies about antimicrobial resistance at the wildlife-livestock interface in Uganda. 

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