Heather Graham studied Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, The Netherlands and graduated in February 2019. She took up the position of veterinary microbiologist in training at the department of diagnostics and crisis organization at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (Lelystad, The Netherlands). Heather is involved in the interpretation of test results, test development including quality systems and the communication towards clients including the Dutch authorities regarding the diagnostics of notifiable and non-notifiable diseases. In addition, Heather specializes in (notifiable) equine diseases and notifiable bee diseases. She also has a special interest in parasitology. Since the 1st of July 2021, Heather is enrolled in the ECVM residency program, which corresponds to Heather’s activities at the department of diagnostics and allows her to interact on an international level with other veterinary microbiologists. Heather is supervised by Prof. Wim van der Poel.