Anette Loeffler, DrMedVet, PhD, DVD, DipECVD, MRCVS
Anette graduated from Munich Veterinary School, Germany, in 1994, and worked five years in mixed practice in Cumbria, UK. She joined the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2001 for a three-year residency program and subsequently as a PhD research student on MRSA in companion animals. She is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology and holds the RCVS diploma in Veterinary Dermatology. Anette works as a Reader/Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at the RVC and is involved in small animal, equine and farm animal clinical work and undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. Her main research interests are staphylococcal skin diseases, antimicrobial resistance and meticillin-resistant staphylococci (MRSA and MRSP). She collaborates nationally and internationally to study genetic aspects of Staphylococcus aureus evolution on animals, host-adaptation and epidemiological and genetic aspects of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP). Between 2009 and 2011 she was involved in the PILGRIM project, an EU-funded FP7 collaborative research project on novel intervention strategies for MRSA in pig farming, which has led to ongoing further work on infection control methods for animal environments. Anette is an advisor to the Bella Moss foundation charity, was a guest lecturer in veterinary dermatology at the Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, between 2005 and 2012, and is a member of the DEFRA subcommittee for MRSA in animals. Since 2017, she is Editor-in-chief of the journal Veterinary Dermatology.