BSc BVSc (Hons) PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA PGCertHE FHEA MRCVS
After graduation from Bristol Veterinary School, Séverine spent time working for a charity veterinary practice before moving to Edinburgh to complete a FAB (now ICatCare) Residency in Feline Medicine. She then returned to the University of Bristol and completed a PhD in feline haemoplasmosis in 2002. She is currently Professor in Feline Medicine at Bristol where she works for Langford Vets in the Feline Centre and the Molecular Diagnostic Unit, where she is academic lead for the Acarus Laboratories. She is interested in all aspects of feline medicine, especially infectious diseases and haematological disorders and edited the BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice; A Foundation Manual. Séverine is a recent 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.
My list of 10 most recent infectious disease publications (May 2018)
Duplan F, Davies S, Filler S, Abdullah S, Keyte S, Newbury H, Helps CR, Wall R & Tasker S. (2018) Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp., haemoplasma species and Hepatozoon spp. in ticks infesting cats: a large-scale survey. Parasites & Vectors 11 201.
Tasker S, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Belak S, Frymus T, Addie DD, Pennisi MG, Boucraut-Baralon C, Egberink H, Hartmann K, Hosie MJ, Lloret A, Marsilio F, Radford AD, Thiry E, Truyen U & Möstl K. (2018) Haemoplasmosis in Cats: European guidelines from the ABCD on prevention and management. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20 256-261.
Tasker S. (2018) Diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis: Update on evidence supporting available tests. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20 228-243.
Attipa C, Neofytou K, Yiapanis C, Martinez-Orellana P, Baneth, G, Nachum-Biala Y, Brooks-Brownlie H, Solano-Gallego L & Tasker S. (2017) Follow-up monitoring in a cat with leishmaniosis and co-infections with Hepatozoon felis and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum’. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports; 32055116917740454
Barker EN, Stranieri A, Helps CR, Porter EL, Davidson AD, Day MJ, Knowles T, Kipar A & Tasker S. (2017) Limitations of using feline coronavirus spike protein gene mutations to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis. Veterinary Research 48 60.
Attipa C, Papasouliotis K, Solano-Gallego L, Baneth G, Nachum-Biala Y, Sarvani E, Knowles TG, Mengi S, Morris D, Helps C & Tasker S (2017) Prevalence study and risk factor analysis of selected bacterial, protozoal and viral, including vector-borne, pathogens in cats from Cyprus. Parasites & Vectors 10 130.
Ghazisaeedi F, Atyabia N, Zahraei Salehib T, Tabatabaei S, Ashrafi Tamaic I, Memariand I & Tasker S. (2017) Detection and molecular characterization of feline hemoplasmas in wild felid species in Iran in the Middle East. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 54 1-6.
Davies S, Abdullah S, Helps C, Tasker S, Newbury S & Wall R. (2017) Prevalence of ticks and tick-borne pathogens: Babesia and Borrelia species in ticks infesting cats of Great Britain. Veterinary Parasitology 244 129-135.
Pennisi MG, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Radford AD, Tasker S, Belak S, Addie DD, Boucraut-Baralon C, Egberink H, Frymus T, Gruffydd-Jones T, Hartmann K, Horzinek M C, Hosie MJ, Lloret A, Lutz H, Marsilio F, Thiry E, Truyen U & Möstl K (2017). Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Rickettsia infections in cats: European guidelines from the ABCD on prevention and management. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 19 542-548.
McLuckie A, Tasker S, Dhand N, Spencer S, Beatty JA (2016) High prevalence of Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 infection in haemoplasma-infected cats supports co-transmission. The Veterinary Journal 214 117-121.