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. He then joined the partnership in 2021, and has also locummed in Scotland and Wales.
Since joining Black Sheep, Kaz has helped co-ordinate a calving nutrition study with the University of Edinburgh, run various farmer education workshops, spoken to local farmers on how animal health is affected by stewardship schemes and built a practice database. Like the rest of the team, he also contributes to the farming and veterinary press on a regular basis. Kaz is currently studying towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle).
Kaz has responsibility for veterinary students on extra-mural studies (EMS), aiming to provide a first-class experience for future farm vets. He is also responsible for the practice newsletter and social media accounts.
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.