Jane Sykes – University of Copenhagen

Professor Jane Sykes


Dr. Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in small animal infectious diseases.

On the Master's programme Jane will lecture in the specialisation track in Internal Medicine.

Her research interests are focused on antimicrobial drug resistant bacterial infections, hemotropic mycoplasma infections, tick-borne infectious diseases, leptospirosis and deep mycoses, especially cryptococcosis.


She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. She became Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001, and joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2002.

She is currently serving as the Interim Director of the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, which has over 500 faculty and staff and a caseload that exceeds 50 000 patients a year.