Two key bTB roles for Sarah!

The National Beef Association (NBA) has strengthened its veterinary and bTB expertise by appointing Sarah Tomlinson to its national board.

In addition to her role as a farm veterinary surgeon at our practice in Ashbourne, Sarah is an authority on bTB and is Technical Director for the TB Advisory Service (TBAS).

Sarah Tomlinson BVM&S MRCVS
Sarah Tomlinson BVM&S MRCVS

At TBAS, Sarah oversees and delivers training for new advisors, chairs technical board meetings and delivers farmer meetings around the country. She was also a member of the TB Eradication and Advisory Group (TBEAG) for England, advising government policy makers on all aspects of TB control in England, and now sits on the TB Partnership.

Sarah has joined the NBA board with the aim to transfer knowledge and support to the UK beef industry, from both a veterinary and bTB standpoint.

She said: “I am extremely proud to be joining the NBA and to be a part of the team that can lead the UK beef industry into a healthy, productive and profitable bTB-free future.

“I am a firm believer that the most successful farmers are those working to the highest animal welfare standards to achieve great productivity. I am looking forward to supporting the beef industry by embracing that essential connection between welfare, productivity and profitability, which are at the moment hampered daily by the pressures around bTB control.”

As well as the appointment to the NBA, Sarah has also become a trustee of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) ensuring that she can share her knowledge and compassion of bTB on farm with an even wider audience.