Sarah Gestier is a veterinarian and works as a veterinary virologist at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI), Menangle. Sarah has membership in veterinary pathology with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and has passed Phase 1 of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists specialist qualification in veterinary anatomical pathology. Sarah has completed an MPhil thesis at The University of Queensland looking at the immunology of bovine respiratory disease.
Sarah works as a veterinary virologist as a member of the diagnostic team to oversee the laboratory's diagnostic and health certification testing. Sarah is the supervisor for final year veterinary students undertaking practical placement with the virology laboratory and is a member of the EMAI animal ethics committee.
Sarah is currently conducting research on the pathogenicity of different bluetongue virus serotypes in sheep as well as the progression of Ostreid Herpesvirus (OsHV-1) infection in experimentally infected Pacific oysters. She is also developing methods for the detection of a novel virus that has caused a large disease outbreak in an endangered species of turtle.
Studies of the virology and histopathology of Ostreid Herpesvirus (OsHV-1) infection in Pacific oysters
Gestier S, Cook RW, Agnew W, Kiupel MJ (2012). Silent Pituitary Corticotroph Carcinoma in a Young Dog. Comparative Pathology Vol 146, pp 327-331
Smith, L. C. R., Zedler, S. T., Gestier, S., Keane, S. E., Goodwin, W. and van Eps, A. W.
(2011), Bilateral dentigerous cysts (heterotopic polyodontia) in a yearling Standardbred colt. Equine Veterinary Education. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00341.x
Location: Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle