Hello, I am Sherri-Anne (Dr Pegg MRCVS). I am in my 2nd year graduated after completing my Veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College and am also the Chief Mentor for Vets. I am currently working in first opinion mixed practice in a small independent practice in Northamptonshire. I first became involved with Medic Mentor as a scholarship student in my final year of vet school, working on my project “Venturing into Veterinary” – a complete guide to the vet school application process. After graduation I moved into a Vice President role as Vice President for Veterinary Medicine with the Educational Directorate. My role included consulting on the projects Medic Mentor has running in order to make them more relevant to prospective veterinary students and mentoring our veterinary scholars. This included working on the study guides, Medical Leadership Programme teaching days and teaching at the Medic Mentor Summer School as well as recruiting new veterinary scholars. I am now Chief Mentor for the Veterinary Awards Programme, where I focus on mentoring our applying students through the Veterinary Leadership Awards programme.
Academically, I have professional interests in veterinary education, mentoring, conservation medicine and research. During university I intercalated on a Comparative Pathology degree where my research project comparing the immune response of Brown Swiss and Holstein Friesian breeds of cattle contributed to a publication in the Journal of Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. My placements focused on zoological and wildlife work, including a placement with a wildlife vet in South Africa. I was selected to work alongside the Elephant Welfare Group in my veterinary research project, Keeper Opinions on Factors affecting Elephant Foot Health, which I was able to turn into a research poster which I presented at the British Veterinary Zoological Society annual conference in Birmingham in 2018. I was also selected for both the Medic Mentor Scholarship and a Homfray Award scholarships in my final year.
Since graduating in 2018 I began work in small animal and a small zoo/seal sanctuary on the Lincolnshire coast before moving into mixed practice in Northamptonshire where I have completed my Professional Development Phase (PDP) and the Edward Jenner Certificate in Veterinary Leadership, a joint programme between the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the NHS Leadership Academy. I am currently working on my Official Veterinarian qualifications for tuberculosis testing in cattle and pet passports and am looking to start a Masters degree in Conservation Medicine part time alongside my Medic Mentor and Veterinary work.
Outside of work I love to spend time in the countryside walking my dog, Kairos, I shoot in a bell target air rifle league and am an amateur crafter. I love hearing from all the Medic Mentor Family so if you have any questions for me you can post them below.
If you would like to ask Dr Pegg a question, post a comment below and she will get back to you!