Miss Kim Hamer
- Veterinary Clinician (Farm Animal Clinical Sciences )
Kim qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Cambridge in 2007, completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Sheep) in 2014 and is a RCVS registered Advanced Practitioner in sheep medicine. In 2020, she became a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management (ECSRHM). Kim spent 10 years working in clinical practice, including 8 years mixed veterinary practice in the Welsh/English borders, with a focus on farm animal medicine. Followed by 2 years at the Farm Animal Practice at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary School, as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Farm Animal Health and Production (Sheep), where she contributed to research in ovine parasitology and neurology.
Kim is interested in training veterinary students and farmers and has been involved in a number of programmes, covering a variety of subjects, related to sheep health. She has also co-authored a book for smallholder sheep keepers and provides preventative health advice and services for flocks. Her main interests combine farm animal clinical work, veterinary education and on-farm flock health management with clinical research. She is an active member of the Sheep Veterinary Society, ECSRHM and EuroSheep project.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- To use radial immunodiffusion plates as a reference test to define cutpoints for dam colostrum and lamb serum Brix % in UK sheep and assess how ewe colostrum Brix readings correlate with passive transfer in their lambs
2022 - 2023
- Vet survey of antimicrobial use in sheep flocks in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Quality Meat Scotland
2022 - 2022