Ed Annand is an equine veterinarian and epidemiologist who attended the first two known cases of Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) in horses (2013). Ed obtained his Bachelor in Veterinary Science with Honours from the University of Queensland (UQ) (2007). Since then he has worked in referral, stud and first opinion equine practice in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the UK including thirteen equine breeding seasons. He has performed clinical teaching of equine reproduction and general equine practice for UQ and the University of Sydney as well as lectured in epidemiology. Ed has held great interest in mental health issues over the last decade with involvement including engagement with the Suicide Prevention Pathways (formally CAPS) organisation for which his father is chairman, first-hand experience with burnout and other occupational stress, mentoring of fellow veterinarians and trombone performances in the name of veterinary mental health.