Séverine graduated from Bristol Veterinary School and worked for the PDSA before completing a Residency in Feline Medicine, funded by the then Feline Advisory Bureau (now International Cat Care) at the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh. She then returned to Bristol where she completed a PhD in feline haemoplasmosis in 2003. She obtained the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 1999 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2003. Séverine remained at Bristol until recently, where she worked in the Feline Centre and Molecular Diagnostic Unit of Langford Vets and Bristol Veterinary School as Professor of Feline Medicine. She is now Chief Medical Officer for the Linnaeus Group. She is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine. She is especially interested in feline infectious diseases and haematology and edited the BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice: A Foundation Manual. She sits on the Companion Animal Vector Borne Disease World Forum and the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Séverine is also a recipient of the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions in small animal veterinary medicine and the Petplan Charitable Trust Research Award for outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary research.