Veterinarian Lene Hogset has been hired to the technical department for MSD Animal Health, where she previously worked, from 2004-2013.

Hogset's previous work at Fishguard, and seeing salmon farmers' challenges firsthand motivated her to take the new role with MSD Animal Health.

"I want to help develop and improve the use of lice, vaccines and anesthetics to optimize fish welfare and fish health," she said.

MSD Animal Health conducts research worldwide on salmon and other coldwater species. All research is managed from Bergen, Norway.

She will now head the department, which will provide professional support to aquaculture producers and fish health professionals across the country.