The Veterinary Schools Council would like to congratulate Professor James Wood, Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Veterinary Science.
Professor Wood’s research focuses on zoonoses – diseases transmissible from animals to humans – in particular bovine tuberculosis in the UK, Ethiopia and India, and its impact on milk-producing cattle and buffalo. He has also worked on understanding and controlling wildlife-associated emerging viral infections in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Ghana.
Professor Wood has made substantial contributions to veterinary education and research through his position on Defra’s Science Advisory Council, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and as an Executive Council member of the Veterinary Schools Council. This recognition reflects James’ contribution and commitment to promoting and supporting the science that underpins the profession as well as the the health of people, animals and communities.