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Vanessa Barrs is Chair Professor of Companion Animal Health and Disease at City University’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. She is also a registered specialist in feline medicine.

Before moving to Hong Kong in November 2019, she worked at the University of Sydney as Head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine for 15 years, and as Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 4 years. She spent many years in clinical veterinary practice as co-director of the feline referral service.

Vanessa has held numerous roles advocating for companion animal health, including as a founding panellist of the Australasian Infectious Diseases Advisory Panel and serving on the Veterinary Practitioner’s Board of New South Wales. She is a past president of both the Feline Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences and the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases.


Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

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