School of Veterinary Medicine • Veterinary Science Centre • University College Dublin • Belfield, Dublin 4.

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Nola Leonard

Collaborator & Project Advisor



About me

I have held my current post in the Veterinary Pathobiology Section since joining UCD in July 1997, initially as Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology, with promotion to Senior Lecturer/Assoc. Prof in 2002. I completed a PhD in veterinary microbiology in 1991 and since joining UCD in 1997 have built on my expertise in microbiology, including diagnostic veterinary bacteriology. Extensive research in veterinary bacteriology and a number of interesting cases submitted to the laboratory over the years prompted more detailed investigations and I have substantial expertise in a number of topics, notably in the areas of staphylococcal infection, MRSA, MRSP, corynebacteria, Salmonella serotypes and multidrug resistant organisms. I have been awarded substantial funding for many collaborative research projects. These have allowed me to develop specific skills and detailed knowledge in subjects such as salmonellosis in pigs and antimicrobial resistance in domestic animals.


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  1. Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)
  2. PhD

    University College Dublin
  3. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

    University College Dublin

Professional Experience

  1. 2002
    Associate Professor
    University College Dublin
  2. 1997
    College Lecturer
    University College Dublin
  3. 1991
    Postdoctoral Research Officer
  4. 1987
    Postgraduate Student
    Teagasc / University College Dublin

Professional Memberships

  • 2008
    UCD Veterinary Hospital
  • 2005
    Veterinary Ireland
  • 1999
    Commitee Membership
    National Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistance
  • 1997
    Commitee Membership