Jennifer is currently working as a part-time VeNom/SNOMED data dictionary administrator (www.venomcoding.org) while writing up her PhD in the field of small animal epidemiology (project title: 'The effectiveness of antimicrobials in the treatment of canine pyoderma in the UK').
After graduating from the RVC in 2005 with a BVetMed degree, I spent 2 years in general practice before returning to the RVC/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to study for a Masters degree in Veterinary Epidemiology.
I then studied for my PhD within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group through a BBSRC CASE studentship with industrial support from Pfizer. A substantial part of this time was spent on continuing development of VetCompass (www.rvc.ac.uk/VetCOMPASS). This ongoing, nationwide project aims to establish an invaluable source of baseline pet data for UK disease surveillance purposes through the routine capture of first opinion clinical data via electronic patient records held within computerised practice management systems.
I am currently working as a part-time VeNom/SNOMED data dictionary administrator (www.venomcoding.org) whilst writing up my doctoral thesis. This work is an extension of my involvement with the VeNom Coding Group over the last 4 years, and continues work towards the development and promotion of standardised terminology in the recording of veterinary clinical data.
Companion animal epidemiology
Lectures and practical sessions within the ‘Research Methods’ module of the RVC Veterinary Nursing BSC course: ‘How to write up a research project’ and ‘Introduction to PowerPoint presentations’
Facilitation of 4th year BVetMed ‘Research Skills’ module sessions, including: literature searching, referencing and use of EndNote software, study conduct, statistics review and introduction to evidence-based veterinary medicine.
Facilitation of MVetMed course sessions: critical appraisal of research papers
Guest speaker within the 3rd year Immunology and Epidemiology degree module of the BSc Animal Science & Management Degree programme based at Wiltshire College, and linked to the Royal Agricultural College
Supervisory responsibility for MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and final year BVetMed students undertaking research projects using data collected via the VetCompass project.
Provision of statistical advice to individual students undertaking final year BVetMed research projects.
The effectiveness of systemic antimicrobial treatment in canine superficial and deep pyoderma: a systematic review. Summers JF, Brodbelt DC, Forsythe PJ, Loeffler A, Hendricks A. Veterinary Dermatology. 2012 Aug; 23(4):305-29, e61. (Epub 2012 Jun 27)
Primary care veterinary usage of systemic glucocorticoids in cats and dogs in three UK practices. O'Neill D, Hendricks A, Summers J, Brodbelt D. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2012 Apr; 53(4):217-22.
Prevalence of perinuclear antineutrophilic cytoplasmic autoantibodies in serum of healthy Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in the United Kingdom. Wieland B, Summers JF, Häsler B, Mancho-Alonso C, Craig A, Allenspach K. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2012 Mar; 73(3):404-8.
Getting priorities straight: risk assessment and decision-making in the improvement of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs. Collins LM, Asher L, Summers J, McGreevy P. Veterinary Journal. 2011 Aug; 189(2):147-54. (Epub 2011 Jul 13).
Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 2: Disorders that are not related to breed standards. Summers JF, Diesel G, Asher L, McGreevy PD, Collins LM. Veterinary Journal. 2010 Jan; 183(1):39-45. (Epub 2009 Dec)
Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 1: disorders related to breed standards. Asher L, Diesel G, Summers JF, McGreevy PD, Collins LM. Veterinary Journal. 2009 Dec; 182(3):402-11.