Professor Séverine Tasker, BSc BVSc(Hons) PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FHEA FRCVS, graduated from Bristol Veterinary School and worked for the PDSA before completing a Residency in Feline Medicine, funded by the Feline Advisory Bureau (now International Cat Care) at the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh before moving to Bristol University to complete a PhD on feline haemoplasmas. She has the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine, is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Séverine remained at Bristol until 2018, where she worked in the Feline Centre of Langford Vets and Bristol Veterinary School. She is now Chief Medical Officer for the Linnaeus Group, part of Mars Vet Health, and is honorary Professor of Feline Medicine at Bristol. 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 European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Séverine is 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. She is passionate about all things cats and having a holistic approach to feline medicine from adopting cat friendly practice techniques to pragmatic decision-making focusing on the cat’s and the client’s needs.