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New FAB resident at Liverpool


The Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) is delighted to announce that it is now funding a resident at Liverpool University Veterinary School. FAB has funded one or two projects at the university in the past, but aims to have an on-going relationship through the residency as part of its long-term aim to work with all UK veterinary schools and centres of excellence.

Yaiza Forcada is the new FAB Resident at Liverpool University Veterinary School.

Yaiza qualified from Madrid, Spain in 2002 and spent a short some time in practice before returning to the veterinary teaching hospital in Madrid for an internship in small animal medicine. In 2004 she moved to the UK to undertake an internship in small animal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College where she studied feline blood type prevalence with Gillian Gibson.

Yaiza said, ‘I have always been interested in cats and in general and feline medicine in particular, so was delighted to be appointed as FAB Resident. I hope to see and help many feline patients in the next three years.’

Yaiza’s main areas of interest within feline medicine are haematology and gastroenterology. She is studying for the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and for the ECVIM Diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

FAB now funds or part funds three lectureships, four residencies and an epidemiologist in its aim to raise awareness and standards of feline veterinary care. Current and past funded posts come together as the FAB feline expert panel which meets regularly to discuss, review and make recommendations on all aspects of feline care. For more information contact the FAB, Taeselbury, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LD, telephone 0870 742 2278, or go on-line to www.fabcats.org