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Sharon Brown


Job Title:
Clinical Veterinarian and Research Officer

Contact Number:
0131 4455 111

The Moredun Group, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Job Role

Sharon provides clinical veterinary care and oversight of animal health and welfare.


Sharon is a dedicated and compassionate veterinary surgeon who graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, in 2001. Following this, she followed her passion to join a mixed practice and spent much of her career providing veterinary medical and surgical care to a variety of farm and companion animals.

In recent years she transitioned towards academia and research, developing skills working towards improvements in both animal and human health and welfare. Currently working as a Named Veterinary Surgeon, NTCO and Research Officer at the Moredun Research Institute, Sharon provides clinical veterinary care and welfare advice.

Sharon completed The Open University MSc in Medicinal Chemistry in 2016, while in clinical practice, increasing her interest in disease pathology and inspiring a move to academia. In 2018 she fulfilled a NVS role at the University of Edinburgh and Roslin Institute, and then in 2021, began her role at The Moredun Research Institute.

An interest in the role of vets in science and food production led to an appreciation for the need for sustainable protein production and to positively drive improvements in fish health and welfare. Before joining Moredun, she obtained the MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies from the University of Stirling and now she combines an active involvement in the work of the Aquaculture Research Group with her clinical role. She is undertaking a part time PhD in collaboration with the University of Stirling and her research interests explore the effect of cumulative stress on gill health and the development of Amoebic Gill Disease in Atlantic Salmon.

Current Research

Gill health and welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

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