Ross Vet Professor, Dr. Kerry Rolph has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Out of 68 applicants around the world, Dr. Rolph is recognized for her meritorious contributions to clinical practice and the veterinary profession.
The RCVS Fellowship is a learned society whose key purpose is to advance veterinary standards by providing a resource of independent knowledge for the benefit of the veterinary profession. It aims to do this by promoting scientific excellence, furthering professional skills and practice, and enriching the discourse about the importance of veterinary science to everyone.
“Being a part of this society is not only an honour for the recognition of my achievements to date, but allows for greater future developments, through collaborations in research and veterinary education. The diversity of the Fellowship can help distill thoughts within the profession and strengthen the value of science in society, by increasing awareness of veterinary science, and clinical practice, and how these impact people’s day to day lives” Dr. Kerry Rolph.
Dr. Rolph started her career in Small Animal Medicine at Edinburgh University, specifically Feline Medicine, and she later became more involved in both Canine and Feline Internal Medicine, with an interest in infectious disease control. She later went on to owning her own consultancy business while traveling to developing countries, including Thailand and Laos, delivering courses in both veterinary and pre-hospital care. Dr. Rolph mastered her lecturing profile in South East Asia, and in 2018, she helped develop a Feline Medicine course in China. Since this time, she has provided over 500 hours of lectures in China alone, to try and improve the quality of veterinary care in the region.
At Ross Vet, Dr. Rolph undertakes research that is focused on vector-borne diseases in developing countries. She plans to expand her focus and investigate the role of ectoparasitic control in small animals on human health and wellbeing.