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Kim qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Cambridge in 2007, completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Sheep) in 2014 and is a RCVS registered Advanced Practitioner in sheep medicine. In 2020, she became a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management (ECSRHM). Kim spent 10 years working in clinical practice, including 8 years mixed veterinary practice in the Welsh/English borders, with a focus on farm animal medicine. Followed by 2 years at the Farm Animal Practice at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary School, as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Farm Animal Health and Production (Sheep), where she contributed to research in ovine parasitology and neurology.
Kim is interested in training veterinary students and farmers and has been involved in a number of programmes, covering a variety of subjects, related to sheep health. She has also co-authored a book for smallholder sheep keepers, and provides preventative health advice and services for flocks. Her main interests combine farm animal clinical work, veterinary education and on-farm flock health management with clinical research. She is an active member of the Sheep Veterinary Society, ECSRHM and EuroSheep project.
Hamer, K., Busin, V. , Sargison, N. D. and Corbishley, A. (2020) Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia secondary to haemotrophic mycoplasma infection in a pet ewe. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 8(4), e001172. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2020-001172)
Hamer, K., Mylin, H., Barrie, D., Busin, V. and Denholm, K. (2020) Effect of cobalt supplementation on lamb growth rates in the face of cobalt deficiency. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 8(2), e001099. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2020-001099)
Hamer, K., Busin, V. and Sargison, N. (2020) Case report: failure of passive transfer and neonatal infections in a cohort of lambs. Livestock, 25(2), pp. 86-91. (doi: 10.12968/live.2020.25.2.86)
Hamer, K., McIntyre, J., Morrison, A., Jennings, A., Kelly, R., Leeson, S., Bartley, D., Chaudhry, U., Busin, V. and Sargison, N. (2019) The dynamics of ovine gastrointestinal nematode infections within ewe and lamb cohorts on three Scottish sheep farms. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 171, 104752. (doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.104752) (PMID:31479849)
Eaton, S. L. et al. (2019) CRISPR/Cas9 mediated generation of an ovine model for infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN1 disease). Scientific Reports, 9, 9891. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45859-9) (PMID:31289301) (PMCID:PMC6616324)
Hamer, K., Burgess, S., Busin, V. and Sargison, N. D. (2019) Performance of the Psoroptes ovis antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the face of low-level mite infestation. Veterinary Record, 185(4), 107. (doi: 10.1136/vr.105304) (PMID:31127028)
Bartley, D. J., Hamer, K., Andrews, L., Sargison, N. D. and Morrison, A. A. (2019) Multigeneric resistance to monepantel on a UK sheep farm. Veterinary Parasitology: X, 1, 100003. (doi: 10.1016/j.vpoa.2019.100003)
McIntyre, J., Hamer, K., Morrison, A. A., Bartley, D. J., Sargison, N., Devaney, E. and Laing, R. (2018) Hidden in plain sight - multiple resistant species within a strongyle community. Veterinary Parasitology, 258, pp. 79-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.06.012) (PMCID:PMC6052248)
Hamer, K., Bartley, D., Jennings, A., Morrison, A. and Sargison, N. (2018) Lack of efficacy of monepantel against trichostrongyle nematodes in a UK sheep flock. Veterinary Parasitology, 257, pp. 48-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.05.013) (PMID:29907192)
Crilly, J.P., Politis, A.P. and Hamer, K. (2017) Use of ultrasonographic examination in sheep veterinary practice. Small Ruminant Research, 152, pp. 166-173. (doi: 10.1016/J.SMALLRUMRES.2016.12.021)