Members


Ian Wright  BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS

Veterinary Practitioner
Withy Grove Veterinary Clinic
Head of ESCCAP UK & Ireland and member of ESCCAP Europe


Ian is a practising Veterinary surgeon at the Withy Grove Veterinary Surgery and Co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology and has numerous peer reviewed published articles.

Liz Abbott  BVMS PhD Dip EVPC MRCVS

Global Director, Product Development and Registration
ECO Animal Health UK
Director of ESCCAP UK & Ireland


Member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), member of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) and diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC).

Jo Arthur MA VetMB CertVC MRCVS


Veterinary Practitioner and BSAVA Committee Member


Downland Veterinary Group, Bognor Regis.

Eric Morgan  PhD MA VetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Parasitology and Ecology Research Group
University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences


Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology. Research interests include the epidemiology and control of parasites in wild and domestic animals. A diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC).

Maggie Fisher  BVetMed CBiol MIBiol MRCVS

Consultant in Veterinary Parasitology
ESCCAP Director


An active member of the WAAVP (World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology), a member of the Association of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) and a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC). She is also a founding member of ESCCAP.

John McGarry  MSc PhD

University Teacher
School of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool


Interested in all aspects of small animal parasitology. With over 25 years experience, John is technical manger of Test-A-Pet, the faculty’s diagnostic service in veterinary parasitology.

Hany Elsheikha BVS MVS PhD FRSPH FHEA

Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology
University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science


Hany has been teaching and doing research in veterinary parasitology for over 18 years. Key areas of interest include host-parasite interaction, anti-parasitic drug discovery, parasite evolution and public health.

Olwen Golden MVB, PhD

Director of Veterinary Nursing
School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin


Member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) and a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC). Research interests include sustainable control of parasitic infections and parasite immunology.


Theo de Waal PhD, BVSc, Dip Datamet, HDip UTL, MRCVS

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology
School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin


Member of the WAAVP (World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology) and a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC). General research interest in the field of veterinary parasitology and epidemiology with specific expertise in the diagnosis, vaccine production, epidemiology and integrated control of animal parasites.

Celia Holland

Professor of Parasitology
Trinity College Dublin


Celia's main research interests are in the epidemiology and control of the soil-transmitted helminths including Ascaris and Toxocara. Prof. Holland is an Invited Expert on the WHO Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases and currently Secretary General of the European Federation of Parasitology. She is an Editor of the journal Parasitology (CUP).

Jo Cable BSc, PhD.

Professor in the School of Biosciences,
Cardiff University


Research interests include host specificity, reproductive adaptations and control of fish pathogens; genetic diversity of host and parasite populations; and invasive species biology.

Richard Wall

Richard Wall  BSc MBA PhD

Richard is Professor of Zoology and deputy head of the School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol


Research focuses on the ecology, behaviour and control of arthropod parasites and disease vectors. Awarded the prestigious WAAVP/Bayer Prize for Excellence in Research in Veterinary Parasitology in 2013.