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Matthew Balfour


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Matt grew up in the Scottish Borders and developed an interest in poultry from a young age. He graduated University of Edinburgh R(D)SVS in 2016 and started an internship right away with Dr Barry Thorp at the Edinburgh branch of St David’s Poultry Team. After finishing his internship he has gone on to complete an MSc in Applied Poultry Science and is currently enrolled in the European Colleague of Poultry Veterinary Surgeons residency programme. He was appointed Lead Vet of the North region in 2021 and works with industry as a member of the BEIC Council and the NFUS Poultry Working Group.

Over the years Matt has developed a keen interest in commercial layers and game birds and enjoys working with clients to find innovate solutions to disease challenges on their site. When he gets a weekend off he enjoys hillwalking, skiing and fishing

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