Jane Pritchard, DVM, MVetSc

Manager, Livestock Health Management and Regulation Unit,
Deputy Chief Veterinarian for the Province of BC.
Plant and Animal Health Branch
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC
V3G 2M3


Research Interests:
  • Public Health.
  • Zoonotic Disease – MRSA, Campylobacter and Salmonella.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture.
  • Regulation of Animal Disease provincially.
  • Regulation of on farm production of milk.
  • Anatomic Pathology.

Key words: Public Health, zoonotic, AMR, provincial regulation, pathology.

Recent publications:

Diarra MS, Rempel H, Champagne J, Masson L, Pritchard J, Topp E. Distribution of antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in Enterococcus spp. and characterization of isolates from broiler chickens. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2010 Dec;76(24) 8033-43. Epub 2010 Oct 22.

Furtula V, Farrell EG, Diarrassouba F, Rempel H, Pritchard J, Diarra MS. Veterinary pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli isolates in poultry litter from commercial farms and controlled feeding trials. Poult. Sci. 2010 Jan;89(1):180-8.

Wagenaar JA, Yue H, Pritchard J, Broekhuizen-Stins M, Huijsdens X, Mevius DJ, Bosch T, Van Duijkeren E. Unexpected sequence types in livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): MRSA ST9 and a single locus variant of ST9 in pig farming in China. Vet Microbiol. 2009 Nov 18;139(3-4):405-9. Epub 2009 Jun 21.