Graham Baird qualified from the Royal (Dick) Vet in Edinburgh before spending four years in mixed veterinary practice in northeast Fife. He joined the Scottish Agricultural College Veterinary Service in 1993, working at the VI labs in Inverness and St Boswells in the Scottish Borders, before takin
Graham Baird BVM&S, BSc Vet Path, CertSHP, DVM&S, DipECSRHM, MRCVS
Graham qualified as a vet from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1989, where he also received an intercalated honours degree in Veterinary Pathology. Following four years in predominantly farm animal veterinary practice in Fife he spent the next 17 years working in farm animal disease surveillance for the Scottish Agricultural College.
During his time with SAC Graham was seconded to the Moredun Research Institute, where he undertook research in ruminant infectious disease, leading to a doctorate from R(D)SVS. Graham developed and drove a number of national animal health campaigns and programmes, including the national Bluetongue Vaccination Campaign on behalf of Scottish Government in 2008-09. In addition, he represented SAC on disease surveillance expert groups, was a member of the SCOPS steering committee and a regular contributor to veterinary and farming journals on a range of animal health subjects.
After leaving SAC Graham worked as a Veterinary Consultant for Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) and as a Regional Director for Farm and Mixed Practices for CVS UK (Ltd). He joined Map of Ag in 2021 as a Veterinary Consultant, where he has a special interest in farm assurance, infectious disease management and knowledge transfer to farmers.
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