Dr. Kate Flay joined City University of Hong Kong in July 2020 as an Assistant Professor in Production Animal Health.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey University in New Zealand, she entered rural veterinary practice and worked with a range of production livestock and companion animal species. Following this, Kate returned to Massey in 2015 as a Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Health in the School of Veterinary Sciences. At this time she also completed her PhD, focussed on wastage and productivity of commercial ewes. During her time at Massey, Kate was involved with the wider veterinary industry, serving on the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Committee and the Continuing Professional Development Advisory Group.
Dr. Flay’s research is focused on improving productivity of production livestock, particularly small ruminants. She also has a particular interest in wastage of livestock, including risk factors associated with wastage and practical strategies farmers can implement to reduce wastage within their systems.