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Dr Dorina Carter-Timofte

Dorina Carter-Timofte
  • Location: Neston
  • Year of Fellowship: 2023
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to the Profession

Field of work

Veterinary schools

Areas of special interest

  • Veterinary clinical microbiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infection control

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice

Professional positions

  • Secretary of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM)
  • Chair of the Biosecurity and Infection Control Committee at the Liverpool School of Veterinary Science
  • Member of RCVS-Knowledge, Companion Animal and Equine AMR Auditing Steering Group Group


  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania (since 2011)
  • PRECISI-2020 PRIZE, awarded by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research


Dorina is Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology at University of Liverpool and has a long-standing career in veterinary clinical microbiology. Originally from Romania, where she took her DVM and PhD at Iasi Veterinary School, Dorina moved to the UK in 2004 and since 2009, is the academic leading the Veterinary Microbiology Diagnostic Laboratory at Liverpool School of Veterinary Science. Dorina is RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology and Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM) and currently general secretary member of the ECVM Executive Committee. She is Chair of the Biosecurity and Infection Control Committee at the Liverpool School of Veterinary Science.
Dorina’s leadership roles have included the growth and continuing development of veterinary clinical microbiology and raising the profile of the diagnostic laboratory in antimicrobial stewardship. She established the first ECVM Residency training programme at Liverpool and participates in various clinical microbiology training events. Dorina leads one of the working groups within the European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT) which is currently focusing on harmonisation of microbiology procedures across veterinary microbiology laboratories in Europe.
Dorina`s research interests include surveillance and molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant bacteria, particularly of healthcare associated infections in human and veterinary hospitals.

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