Jolinda Pollock


  • PENICUIK, SRUC Veterinary Services, Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan

    EH26 0PZ Midlothian

    United Kingdom


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I manage the Microbiology department at SRUC Veterinary Services.  Our team carry out routine bacteriology and mycology on both farm and companion animal cases.  I also perform independent and collaborative research with colleagues at SRUC and several national and international universities.



Current projects:

  • Principal Investigator (2020-present)
    Utilisation of whole genome sequence data to optimise the identification of Klebsiella and Raoultella species using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • Principal Investigator (2020-present)
    Understanding the persistence of Klebsiella mastitis in Scottish dairy cattle
  • Principal Investigator (2020-present)
    Case study: Isolation and characterisation of Escherichia coli isolates from septicaemic calves
  • Principal Investigator (2019-present)
    Milk microbiota in dairy cattle under different drying off protocols


Previous projects:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-2020)
    Antimicrobial resistance at the human-animal interface in Uganda 
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2018)
    Antimicrobial resistance dynamics on a British commercial pig farm 
  • PhD Student (2012-2016)
    Gut microbiota dynamics in weaner pigs



Research interests

  • Veterinary microbiology and mycology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Farm management practices
  • Farm animal microbiomes


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Award Date: 1 Jan 2017

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010


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