Everyone at the Animal Health Trust has been saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Jenny Mumford.

Jenny joined the AHT in 1980 to establish our Equine Virology Unit after a major outbreak of equine influenza in the UK. She spent 25 years of her career at the AHT, progressing to Director of Science.

Jenny played a pivotal role in establishing our research centre and in attracting funding and scientists to the AHT, many who are still with us. Our virology team are still using virus seed stocks that Jenny brought to the AHT.

The products of her research have had tremendous benefits for the health of horses and the racing industry across the world and the impact of her work will continue for many decades to come.