Kaz Strycharczyk MA VetMB MRCVS
Kaz graduated from Cambridge in 2017. Being a native of North East London, the Coquet Valley came as a revelation to a first year vet student on a lambing placement. After a short stint in Dumfries and Galloway, Kaz came to Black Sheep in January 2018.
Since joining Black Sheep, Kaz has helped co-ordinate a calving nutrition study with the University of Edinburgh, run several ‘Mastering Medicines’ courses, spoken to local farmers on how animal health is affected by stewardship schemes and started to build a practice database. He has also taken on responsibility for visiting veterinary students, aiming to provide a first-class experience for students keen on farm animal practice. Like the rest of the team, he also contributes to the farming and veterinary press on a regular basis. During the quiet summer period, he often works as a locum in other parts of the UK to see how other practitioners do things and earn some extra pocket money.
Outside of work, his interests are broad but include food (growing, cooking and eating), the interactions between farming and the natural world, and even the varied fortunes of Crystal Palace FC.