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Adriana Lopez Quintana
Dr. Adriana López Quintana lives and work in a family Veterinary Clinic in Uruguay, South America Her passions are her patients and practicing veterinary medicine from the trenches. Her special focuses are emergency and critical care medicine and surgery. Show full Bio
Alberto Martin Cordero
Dr. Martin Cordero is a dermatologist specialist in Guadalajara, Mexico. His main interest are allergic diseases and ear conditions. He owns the only dermatology specialty practice in the west of Mexico. He is a professor in the University of Guadalajara. Show full Bio
Amanda Boag
Amanda has been boarded in ECC since 2005 and is Founding President of ECVECC. She is currently Clinical Director of Vets Now where she has responsibility for clinical and professional standards across 53 sites. She is also Treasurer on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - the UK regulatory body. Show full Bio
Amy Fauber
Dr. Amy Fauber, DVM, is a Diplomate of ACVS and ACVIM (Neurology). She is currently an assistant professor of small animal surgery and neurology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, IN, USA. Show full Bio
Andrea Harvey
Andrea trained as a Feline Specialist in the UK, funded by International Cat Care, and worked as their funded Lecturer in Feline Medicine at University of Bristol for 5 years before moving to Australia, where she established a busy feline service within the Small Animal Specialist Hospital, Sydney. She is also the Australasian Representative for the International Society of Feline Medicine. Show full Bio
Arthur House
Dr Arthur House is a recognized specialist small animal surgeon in both Australia and Europe. Arthur has pursued his passion in small animal surgery since graduation achieving post graduate qualifications in surgery, initially in general practice, followed by advanced surgical training at the Royal Veterinary College. Arthur was a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London prior to his return home to Australia, and now works at the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Melbourne. Show full Bio
Barbara Fougere
Dr Barbara Fougere is an integrative veterinarian who uses various therapies in her Sydney Practice which is also a training centre for Sydney University veterinary students . She has authored several books on integrative medicine, and has been active in the international field of Integrative Veterinary Medicine, most recently as the President of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society representing almost 3000 vets worldwide. She is a teacher on 3 post graduate qualifications- Graduate Diplomas of veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Western herbal medicine for the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of other ways of treating difficult conditions in practice. Show full Bio
Barbara Kirby
Professor Barbara M. Kirby (Dual citizenship USA & Ireland) BS, RN, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS Graduated from The University of Minnesota (DVM) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (BS-Nursing, MS-Veterinary Science) Present Position: Section of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland Show full Bio
Bart Van Goethem
Bart Van Goethem is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery and is head of soft tissue surgery at Ghent University, Belgium. His special interest is minimally invasive surgery, oncologic surgery, woundhealing and letting brachycephalic dogs breed. Show full Bio
Boripat Siriaroonrat
Dr. Boripat is currently an Assitant Director for COnservation & Research at the Zoological park Organization, Thailand. Show full Bio
Brendan Corcoran
Professor Brendan Corcoran is a graduate of the Veterinary College of Ireland in Dublin and has been at the University of Edinburgh's Veterinary School since 1986 where he currently is Deputy Head of School. His main clinical and research interests are canine respiratory medicine and cardiology. Show full Bio
Brook Niemiec
Dr. Niemiec is a 1994 graduate of the University of California, Davis. He is a Board Certified specialist in Veterinary Dentistry by the American Veterinary Dental College as well as the European Veterinary Dental College. Further, he is a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He is immediate past President of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry as well as its representative to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Show full Bio
Cecilia Gorrel
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Cecilia Villaverde
Veterinarian and PhD nutrition degrees obtained by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Boarded by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. Chief of service of the Nutrition Service at the veterinary teaching hospital (UAB) Show full Bio
Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk
Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk, Thailand Graduated from Kasetsart University in 1985, Mahidol University in 1991 and University of Minnesota in 2001 Assistant Profemssor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University Show full Bio
Cholawat Pacharinsak
Dr. Cholawat Pacharinsak is an Assistant Professor and Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery at Stanford University’s Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University; he is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA). Show full Bio
Chollada Buranakarl
She was graduated DVM from Chulalongkorn University in 1984 and PhD in Comparative medical Science, University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Now she is a professor in Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University. Her interests are in physiology and medicine in relation to the kidney diseases. Show full Bio
Chris Walster
Chris holds the WAVMA CertAqV, is a Fellow of WAVMA and has been involved in aquatic veterinary medicine for over 25 years. His interests extend in to Public Health and Epidemiology. Show full Bio
David Church
David is a specialist in small animal medicine and is currently Professor of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London Show full Bio
David Williams
I'm happy to be called David! Or Dr Williams if that is felt top be too personal! Show full Bio
David Bruyette
Dr Bruyette is the medical director at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. His special interests are in endocrinology with an emphasis on disorders of the pituitary. Show full Bio
Diane Lu
Following graduation from National Taiwan University, Ms Diane Lu started her neurology training in Glasgow vet school and completed her neurology residency at the Royal Veterinary college. Diane became board-certified in veterinary neurology in 2004 and is currently working in Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, one of the busiest veterinary clinic in Hong Kong. Show full Bio
Dusan Palic
Dusan has received his DVM in Belgrade, Serbia and his PhD at Iowa State Faculties of Veterinary Medicine. His interest in being an aquatic veterinarian has for over 20 years been a driving force in his career, as is helping current and future colleagues learn more about this fascinating field of veterinary medicine. Show full Bio
Elisa Mazzaferro
Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro is an Emergency and Critical Care Specialist who practices in a large referral practice in Stamford, CT. She has authored 4 textbooks and many book chapters and journal articles on topics related to Fluid Therapy, and emergency and critical care. Show full Bio
Elizabeth Giuliano
Elizabeth A. Giuliano, DVM, MS Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists University of Missouri Show full Bio
Eric Garcia
Mr. Garcia is an IT Expert, Digital Marketer, and Industry Thought Leader. When it comes to helping veterinary practices streamline their workflow and attract and retain clients, Eric Garcia has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results. Show full Bio
Eric Monnet
Dr Eric Monnet is a professor of Small Animal surgery at Colorado State University. He is the founding president of the Society for Veterianry Soft Tissue Surgery Show full Bio
Etienne Coté
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Gad Baneth
Dr. Gad Baneth is a professor of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the Koret Shcool of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University in Israel. He has a special interest in vector-borne diseases and parasitology. Show full Bio
Gregg Takashima
Dr Takashima is the founder of the Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego, a small-animal, 12 doctor, collaborative practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA. A past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, he co-chairs the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee, sits on the WSAVA One Health Committee and their Congress Steering Committee. He is the current president of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. His involvement with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association is a product of his belief that active global collaboration is needed to further the goals of nurturing the Human-Animal Bond through excellence in medicine and service. Show full Bio
Hannah Bender
Dr Hannah Bender is a lecturer in veterinary pathology at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She completed her veterinary training at the University of Sydney, her PhD at the Australian National University and her residency training in anatomic pathology at Cornell University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and has research interests in tumour pathology and comparative pathology. Show full Bio
Herman Hazewinkel
Prof. dr. Herman AW Hazewinkel, Section of Orthopedics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; President of the International Elbow Working Group; Awarded with WSAVA/Saki Paatsama Award in 2005 (Mexico). Show full Bio
Hock Gan Heng
Dr. Heng currently is a Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Purdue Univeristy. He is the author or co-author of over 30 peer reviewed publications and has lectured and conducted radiology and ultrasound workshops extensively both nationally and internationally. Show full Bio
Iveta Becvarova
Iveta Becvarova, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVN joined the Professional & Veterinary Affairs group at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Europe in 2011 where she currently serves as Director of Academic Affairs. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor - Veterinary Nutrition at VMRCVM. Show full Bio
Jan Eriksen
Jørgen KRUUSE A/S, Langeskov (Denmark) Veterinarian and Product Manager at Jørgen KRUUSE A/S, Denmark. Show full Bio
Jeff Werber
Dr. Jeff Werber is a practicing veterinarian from Los Angeles who owns the Century Veterinary Group, an AAHA certified hospital. He is also an Emmy Award winning Media Journalist and Pet Health Reporter, serves as a media spokesperson for several pharmaceutical and pet food companies, and is a board member of Veterinary Economics Magazine. He is a frequent lecturer at many veterinary conferences, both in the United States and abroad. Show full Bio
Jerold Bell
Clinical Associate Professor of Genetics at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, USA. Member of the Hereditary Diseases Committee of the WSAVA. Director at the OFA, the worlds largest health registry of genetic screening test results for dogs. Show full Bio
Jerzy Gawor
Dr Jerzy Gawor is private practitioner focused on head and neck surgery and dentistry. Enthusiast, educator and promotor of this discipline, DiplAVDC Show full Bio
Julius Tepper
Dr. Tepper is a small animal-exotic practitioner from Long Island, New York, USA He has been caring for pet fish since 1998. He is a past President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association Show full Bio
Kim Selting
Dr. Kim Selting is an Associate Teaching Professor of Oncology at the University of Missouri. She is board certified in both medical and radiation oncology, and research interests include biomarkers, targeted radiopharmaceuticals, and novel chemotherapy drugs, with a focus on primary and metastatic lung cancer, and osteosarcoma. Show full Bio
Marc Kramer
Dr. Marc Kramer is an avian & exotic animal veterinarian from Miami, Florida. He graduated in 1999 with a D.V.M. from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year avian and exotic specialty internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. He is licensed as a veterinarian in six U.S. states and currently serves as a specialized per-diem vet at exotic animal practices, universities, wildlife rehabilitation clinics, zoos, and field research projects around the world. Show full Bio
Marge Chandler
Marge Chandler is a consultant in small animal nutrition at VetsNow Referrals (Glasgow) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Edinburgh. Show full Bio
Margherita Gracis
Dr Gracis graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Milano (Italy). She is a Diplomate of both the American (AVDC) and the European (EVDC) Veterinary Dental Colleges. Dr Gracis is Past President of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and the Italian Veterinary Dental Society (SIODOV). Show full Bio
Mark Mitchell
Mark is a Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of Illinois. He is editor of the J Herp Med and Surg and co-editor of J Exotic Pet Med. Show full Bio
Masami Uechi
I performed mitral valve repair and congenital heart disease surgery over 450 cases in dogs and cats. Show full Bio
Melinda Merck
Dr. Melinda Merck is a forensic veterinarian consulting on cases involving animals in the U.S and internationally. She assists investigators of animal cruelty with crime scene investigation, examination of live and deceased victims, frequently testifying as a veterinary forensics expert. She is the author and editor of Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations by Wiley publishing. Show full Bio
Merilee Costello
Dr. Costello got boarded in Emergency and critical care in 2003, and went on to get further training in renal replacement therapy. She currently works in Massachusetts at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital. Her interests include feline emergency and critical care, kidney failure and renal replacement therapy, and critical illness induced adrenal insufficiency. Show full Bio
Michael Willard
A Professor at Texas A&M University, specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology, and endoscopy. He has over 130 book chapters and has given over 2,900 hours of invited CE lectures around the world. Show full Bio
Michael Day
Michael Day is Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Bristol. Michael is chairman of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee and is Vice President of the WSAVA Foundation and a member of the AFSCAN Project Board. Show full Bio
Michael Shipstone
Michael is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, President of the ANZCVSc, director of a dermatology referral practice and adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland Show full Bio
Michael Lappin
Dr. Lappin graduated from Oklahoma State University and then completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and PhD program in Parasitology at the University of Georgia. Show full Bio
Nalinika Obeyesekere
Dr Nalinika Obeyesekere from Sri Lanka, is a director of Pet Vet Clinic, a multi doctor companion animal practice. She is also the CEO of Blue Paw Trust the CSR arm of Pet Vet Clinic which provides a professional perspective, effectively balancing the needs of both human and animal health & welfare. She is a strong advocate of both one health and one medicine in Sri Lanka. Show full Bio
Nantarika Chansue
Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Director of Veterinary Medical Aquatic Animal Research Center, Chulalongkorn University Show full Bio
Nele Ondreka
Dr. Nele Ondreka is Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and currently consults for 7 kennel Clubs as hip and elbow dysplasia expert. She is head of the Diagnostic Imaging service of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Giessen. Her major scientific interests are degenerative and dysplastic diseases of the sceleton and chondrodysplasia. Show full Bio
Nick Saint-Erne
Dr. Nick Saint-Erne has been caring for aquarium fish for over 45 years, and treating them as a veterinarian for the last 30 years. His extensive knowledge of fish health is based on his experience as an aquarist, a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Fisheries Biology, training through the AquaVet Program, and qualifying as a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. He believes people are willing to come to veterinarians for care of their fish when they know there is a veterinarian who cares for fish. Show full Bio
Niwako Ogata
Dr. Niwako Ogata, BVSc, PhD is a Diplomate of ACVB. She is currently an assistant professor of companion animal behavior at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, IN, USA. Show full Bio
Pantakarn Onnark
Graduated in DVM from Mahanakorn University of Technology in 2007 The owner of Animal Lover “Raksat” Clinic, chonburi, Thailand and a volunteer member of Animal lover Social lover Project Show full Bio
Paulo Steagall
Dr. Steagall is currently an assistant professor in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Montreal, Canada. He is also part of the WSAVA Global Pain Council and has published many articles about anesthesia and pain management with emphasis in feline analgesia. Show full Bio
Peter Bennett
Peter Bennett is a clinical specialist at the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching hospital in Oncology and Small Animal Medicine. Peter has research interests in lymphoma and the evaluation of novel therapies. His clinical interests centre on the quality of life of his patients. Show full Bio
Peter Forsythe
Peter Forsythe graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, in 1983. After fourteen years in general practice he returned to Edinburgh to do a residency in Veterinary Dermatology. He gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology in 2001. He is an RCVS Recognised specialist in veterinary dermatology and along with his business partner Hilary Jackson, he runs a busy referral practice in Glasgow, Scotland. Show full Bio
Rachel Casey
Dr Rachel Casey BVMS PhD DipECAWBM DipCABC CCAB MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in veterinary Behavioural Medicine Show full Bio
Rachel Lumbis
Rachel qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2002 and, during her time in small animal practice, developed an interest in small animal nutrition. Rachel takes great pride in helping to raise awareness of the importance of this aspect of patient care through veterinary and veterinary nurse education in the UK and, internationally, as a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee. Show full Bio
Richard Ford
Dr. Richard Ford is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is an honorary Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Ford is a Past President of the North American Veterinary Conference and continues his role as a member of the scientific program committee for that Conference. He is also a co-author on both the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines. Show full Bio
Richmond Loh
Richmond Loh, Australia. Graduated from Murdoch University in 2001. Aquatic Veterinarian, The Fish Vet. Show full Bio
Rico Vannini
Dr. Rico Vannini works in privat practice and owns one of the largest small animal clinics in Switzerland. His main interest is surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine. His hobbies are agility, scuba diving and cooking. He is mobile cash machine for two young adults, master of 8 dogs and food provider of a cat. Show full Bio
Rikke Jarlkvist
Rikke Jarlkvist was educated at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen in 2002. From 2002 till 2009 she worked as a small animal practitioner in 3 different hospitals in Denmark. Besides internal medicine, the daily work in the hospitals included surgery. Show full Bio
Ross Palmer
Dr. Palmer's career has included clinical surgery in both private general practice, private specialty practice and several universities in the US. His research activities have included collaboration with several prestigious US and international research organizations. The opportunity to travel and teach internationally are amongst his most valued activities and today he is delighted to be here to share with you and to learn from you. Show full Bio
Sarah Boston
Sarah Boston is Canadian. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan. She went on to complete a small animal surgery residency and graduate program at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She then completed a Felloowship in Surgical Oncology at CSU. She is now an associate professor of Surgical oncology at the University of Florida. Sarah has also just published a book entitled, Lucky Dog: How being a veterinarian saved my life. Show full Bio
Seng Fong Lau
Lau is a faculty member at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interests include small animal orthopedic and infectious diseases. She received her PhD in year 2013 at Utrecht University and today, she would like to share with you part of her PhD works. Show full Bio
Sheilah Robertson
Dr Robertson is a faculty member at Michigan State University. Her research interests include assessment of pain in cats, dogs and horses, the use of opioids in cats and the development of anesthetic protocols for pediatric patients and large scale spay and neuter clinics including feral cat clinics. Show full Bio
Shen Huisheng Xie
Dr. Xie is the founder and a clinical associate professor of the Acupuncture Service at College of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Florida, USA. He is also the founder and dean of the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, where over 4,000 licensed veterinarians have studied acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, Tui-na and other TCVM disciplines since 1998. Show full Bio
Sivagurunathan Sivapiragasam
Dr. Sivagurunathan, Founder & Chairman of Animal Medical Centre, Malaysia Show full Bio
Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
Professor in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery working with dogs and cats at the university of Bristol but with a special interest in cats. Show full Bio
Stephen White
Dr. White is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and is a Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California. Show full Bio
Susan Little
Dr. Susan Little is part-owner of two feline-only veterinary hospitals in Ottawa, Canada. She has been board-certified in feline medicine and surgery since 1997. Dr. Little is the author and editor of "The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management" and is the recipient of several awards for her contributions to veterinary medicine Show full Bio
Susanne Boroffka
Very short: Name and where I am working at the moment. Show full Bio
Tetsuya Kobayashi
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Thierry Francey
Dr. Francey is a specialist in small animal internal medicine with a passion for nephrology. His particular interests are the conventional and the more advanced treatments of uremia, including renal replacement therapies. Show full Bio
Thijs How
Dr. Thijs How graduated from the Utrecht University in 1987. After a year in general practice he returned to the Utrecht University for an internship and residency in small animal surgery. After completing his residency In 1992 he started DSC referral clinic in The Haque, The Netherlands. His main workload consists of small animal traumatology, orthopedic- and neurosurgery. Show full Bio
Urs Giger
Urs Giger got his veterinary and post-doctoral degrees from the University of Zurich. He completed his residency in small animal medicine at the University of Florida before moving to the university of Pennsylvania where he is the Charlotte Newton Sheppard Chair. He has a secondary professorship at the University of Zurich. His clinical and research areas include hematology and and hereditary diseases. He is the recipient of the WSAVA Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award. Show full Bio
Victoria Lukasik
Dr. Lukasik is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. For the past eighteen years she has owned an anesthesia private practice based in Tucson, Arizona, (USA) and provides mobile anesthesia services worldwide. Show full Bio
Virginia Luis Fuentes
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Zdenek Knotek
Professor Zdenek Knotek (Sid) is the Head of the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic on Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. He is a founding member and diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (herpetology), member of ARAV, a past-president of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), and a president of the Czech Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (CAZWV). Show full Bio