Britteny earned her Bachelor of Science degree, honors biology from the University of Western Ontario and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After a number of years in small animal practice, Britteny switched her focus to honey bee veterinary medicine. Britteny joined the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium in 2018, and became president of the organization in 2020. Her work with the consortium has included chairing two successful conferences on honey bee veterinary medicine, developing a certification program for veterinarians to have day one competencies for honey bee practice, and working to establish educational opportunities for veterinary students across North America. Britteny joined the Department of Population Medicine in 2020, earning her Masters degree in Epidemiology in 2021. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program, working alongside her advisor Dr. Olaf Berke and Dr. Stephen Pernal, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada.
Britteny is interested in management and surveillance strategies for the honey bee bacterial disease American foulbrood. She is working to develop protocols to reduce the reliance on routine antimicrobials while at the same time reducing the risk of disease outbreaks in beekeeping operations.
Health Management I - VETM*3400– Introduction to Apiculture lecturer
Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods - POPM*6520 – Graduate Teaching Assistant
Invited guest lecturer on a variety of honey bee topics at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Vermont, and Colorado State University.