As a farmer’s daughter from Aberdeenshire Jan has been involved with chickens and game birds from an early age. She qualified from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1993, before starting work with a mixed practice in Ayrshire. The sunny climes then drew her over to practice in New Zealand & Australia for a year, before she returned to the UK working in Devon where she stayed for five years before returning home to Scotland. Jan has bred a variety of rare breeds over the last seven years, developing knowledge of incubation, hatching and rearing. After completing various chicken courses and covering local poultry problems she has become increasingly involved in poultry work.
Jan works alongside Barry Thorp and Matt Balfour at our Scottish branch ‘St David’s Poultry Team at the Dick Vet’ providing a full range of poultry, game and laboratory services.