Obituary: Siv Aina Jensen Leendertz (Born Siv Aina Jensen: 1973–2018)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Siv Aina Jensen Leendertz. Despite her young age and having taken time off to raise her three children, Siv Aina was an accomplished veterinarian, biologist, and virologist who made insightful contributions to our understanding of wildlife disease ecology and great ape health. Siv Aina always had a love for animals and devoted much of her work towards their conservation and she is thoroughly missed by a diversity of communities. Most recently, she worked at the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, but her career began with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool. She then worked practically as a veterinarian in England at the Armac Veterinary Clinic and from there, went on to work as a Research Assistant at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. This position involved a two year project based full-time in Cameroon, where she developed her passion for helping both animals and...
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