Vanessa Barrs

BVSc(hons) PhD MVetClinStud GradCertEd (Higher Ed) FANZCVS (Feline Medicine)

Vanessa Barrs is Chair Professor of Companion Animal Health and Disease at City University’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences in Hong Kong. She is also a registered specialist in feline medicine.

Before moving to Hong Kong in November 2019, she worked at the University of Sydney as Head of Small Animal Medicine for 15 years, and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 4 years. Vanessa has held numerous roles advocating for companion animal health. She is past president of the Feline Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences and the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. 

Prof. Barrs is an internationally renowned researcher of infectious diseases of companion animals, with over 150 publications. She is passionate about improving the health and welfare of animals, and is the proud owner of two rescue cats, Joey and Albert.


FIP – can it really be cured

Speaker: Vanessa Barrs