Your Essential Veterinary Laboratory Partner
Meet the Management Team at BioTe Veterinary Laboratories
Tiffany gained her BSc (hons) Equine from Portsmouth University and graduated in 2012. After graduating, she took a year out, working and playing for a polo club before completing her masters degree in Veterinary Microbiology at Surrey University (School of Veterinary Medicine) graduating in 2014.
She was then involved in a research program at The Pirbright Institute to research African Horse Sickness Virus (control measures) and published a paper in 'Journal of Parasites and Vectors' (Baker et al. Parasites & Vectors (2015) 8:604).
Her main interest is in PCR which she has extensive background in, along with serology. Having grown up on a farm, having her own dog and having owned polo ponies, she has a direct interest in all species diagnostics. Tiffany has worked in various large veterinary diagnostic laboratories and has joins BioTe as our Laboratory Manager.
Victoria completed her undergraduate degree in 2004 at Aberystwyth University, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and Microbiology. She then went on to study for an MSc in Medical Microbiology at Liverpool University, completing a dissertation looking at the prevalence of MRSA in Veterinary Personnel.
In 2006 Victoria joined the Enteric Pathogens Laboratory at the Institute for Animal Health in Berkshire, where her research focused on investigating the role of cytotoxins in the intestinal colonisation of E. coli in cattle. She was subsequently awarded a PhD by Imperial College London in 2011.
Victoria has had a varied career. She has worked with young people in school and college, spent time testing boar fertility for a livestock genetic improvement company, and worked as a microbiologist within a biopharmaceutical company specialising in filtration devices. Recently she has spent time out of work to bring up two children and is excited to join the BioTe team as a Laboratory Technician.
I have used BioTe for all my breeding and performance horse work. I have been very satisfied with the speed and efficiency of the lab tests. Whenever I have had the need to contact the lab, the team has always been both knowledgeable and helpful.
The initial enthusiasm from BioTe to take on our lab work has been more than matched by the continuing friendly and personal service, and going the extra mile when needed to be helpful out of hours and at weekends. Absolutely delighted with the dedicated equine service and very reasonable prices.
I have used BioTe for over 2 years for all my equine reproductive laboratory needs. I have been impressed with the quick turnaround, which when dealing with Thoroughbred mares going off to stud, is paramount. I have also found Tiffany, the lead laboratory scientist, extremely knowledgeable and always happy to discuss results and other tests that might be of interest to my clients. Given the professionalism of which the laboratory is run, and the reasonableness of their costs, I would not send my work anywhere else.