Julia Beatty is currently Professor of Feline Medicine at the University of Sydney. Jules graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London and then worked for the RSPCA before completing a PhD and post-doctoral studies on feline immunodeficiency virus and viral oncogenesis at the University of Glasgow. Jules is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine and a Fellow and past-president of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She practices at the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre, University of Sydney. The aim of her team’s clinical research is to improve the lives and pets and people through basic research into infectious diseases and novel pathogen discovery.