SPEAKERS

CARDIOLOGY
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Marco Baron Toaldo

Med Vet, PhD, Dipl ECVIM-CA

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Il dottor Baron Toaldo Marco si è laureato con Lode in Medicina Veterinaria presso l’Università di Bologna nel 2007. A seguire ha condotto un Dottorato di Ricerca ed un post Dottorato in Ultrasonologia in Medicina Umana e Veterinaria conclusisi nel 2012. Dal 2012 al 2016 ha svolto un programma di Alternative Residency in Cardiologia dei piccoli animali presso l’Università di Zurigo e a Marzo 2018 ha ottenuto il titolo di Diplomato al College Europeo di Medicina Interna, specialità cardiologia (ECVIM-CA cardiology). Ha lavorato come ricercatore e professore associato di cardiologia nel Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie dell’Università di Bologna. Attualmente ricopre una posizione a tempo pieno presso la Divisione di cardiologia veterinaria dell’Università di Zurigo dove si occupa di attività clinica e di ricerca, con focus particolare sulla cardiomiopatia ipertrofica e sull’impiego in cardiologia della risonanza magnetica ad alto campo. E’ autore di numerose pubblicazioni riguardanti ricerca di base ed applicata, concentrando la sua attenzione in tematiche di cardiologia veterinaria.

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Josè Novo Matos

DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVIM (Cardiology), MRCVS

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Jose graduated from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2005. After three years working in the Small Animal School Hospital of the University of Lisbon, he moved to Switzerland where he completed a Cardiology residency at the University of Zurich. He became an ECVIM-CA Cardiology Diplomate in 2014. Jose then worked as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiology in the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, before moving to the Royal Veterinary College where he completed a PhD on Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Jose is now working at the University of Cambridge, as Principal Clinical Cardiologist at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH), and he is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Veterinary College. His main clinical and research interests are in the field of feline cardiomyopathies and cardiac imaging.

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
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Chen Gilor

DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVIM

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In his current role, Chen combines clinical and didactic teaching with clinical work and research in the field of endocrinology, focused on canine and feline diabetes mellitus, obesity and gastrointestinal hormones. Before coming to the University of Florida, Chen held faculty positions at UC Davis and the Ohio State University. Chen worked as an internal medicine consultant for IDEXX Diagnostics in the UK and as a general practitioner in Israel and in the USA. Chen has earned his DVM from the Koret School of veterinary Medicine (Israel) and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he also completed a 3-year residency in small animal internal medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/chen-gilor-0177922b Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/insulinnomore

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Ian Ramsey

BVSc, PhD, DSAM, FHEA, Dipl ECVIM-CA, FRCVS

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Ian Ramsey is the Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University and is an RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine. He has lectured extensively and has published widely in many aspects of small animal medicine but his main interest is in endocrinology. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015 and has served on the Board of BSAVA Trustees since 2016 (being President 2020-21). Away from work he spends his time walking his dogs and trying to play tennis.

DENTISTRY
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Ana Nemec

DVM PhD Dipl. AVDC Dipl. EVDC

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Ana Nemec obtained her DVM and PhD degrees from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She completed her 3-year residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California-Davis, USA. Ana is currently an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana and has also her consultancy company in veterinary dentistry. She is an active member of several national and international associations, an Associate Editor of the journal Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery, and author of research and professional papers. Above all, Ana is a keen speaker and a passionate teacher.

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Santiago Peralta

DVM, Dipl AVDC

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Santiago Peralta has been practicing veterinary dentistry and oral surgery since 2004. He received his degree in veterinary medicine from Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia, in 1999. He worked in private practice for six years before specializing in dentistry and oral surgery. He completed a Residency in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California - Davis in 2009, and joined the faculty at Cornell in 2011. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and is a Founding Fellow of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

DERMATOLOGY
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Michela De Lucia

Med Vet, Dipl ECVD

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Michela De Lucia si è laureata in Medicina Veterinaria presso l'Università degli Studi di Pisa nel 1997. Nel 2001 ha conseguito la specializzazione in Patologia e Clinica dei piccoli animali presso l’Università degli Studi di Pisa. Dal 2004 si occupa di dermatologia presso la Clinica Veterinaria Privata San Marco. Nel 2011 ha conseguito il Diploma del College Europeo di Dermatologia Veterinaria (ECVD). Attualmente svolge attività clinica e di consulenza esclusivamente in ambito dermatologico presso la Clinica Veterinaria Privata San Marco, Padova.

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Ian Ramsey

BVSc, PhD, DSAM, FHEA, Dipl ECVIM-CA, FRCVS

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Ian Ramsey is the Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University and is an RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine. He has lectured extensively and has published widely in many aspects of small animal medicine but his main interest is in endocrinology. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015 and has served on the Board of BSAVA Trustees since 2016 (being President 2020-21). Away from work he spends his time walking his dogs and trying to play tennis.

EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE
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Katherine Farrel

DVM, Dipl ACVECC

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Dr. Kate Farrell received her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She undertook a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Colorado State University, as well as an emergency internship at UC Davis. She completed a residency in small animal Emergency and Critical Care at UC Davis and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2018. Dr. Farrell is now an Assistant Professor of Clinical Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at UC Davis. Areas of interest include mechanical ventilation, respiratory physiology, and transfusion medicine.

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Tommaso Rosati

Med Vet, Dipl ACVECC

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Si laurea con lode presso l’Università di Pisa nel 2014. Nello stesso anno completa un Internship in anestesia e terapia intensiva presso la facoltà di Helsinki. Durante la sua permanenza in Finlandia si occupa di ricerca su tecniche di videomicroscopia per la valutazione della microperfusione, nell'ambito del quale svolge un externship presso l'Università della Pennsylvania. A seguire si sposta all'University College Dublin dove svolge dapprima un Internship in anestesia e terapia intensiva e successivamente un Internship rotazionale. Nel 2017 si trasferisce negli Stati Uniti presso l'University of California Davis, dove completa un Residency Program in Emergency and Critical Care. Si occupa di ricerca per la valutazione di disturbi della coaugulazione in medicina felina attraverso dispositivi viscoelastici. A Ottobre 2020 ottiene il Diploma Americano in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care.

IMAGING
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Dominique G. Penninck

DVM, PhD, DACVR, DECVDI

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Dominique graduated from the University of Liège, in Belgium. She did a radiology residency at Davis, University of California. She is diplomate of the American college of veterinary radiology and of the European college of diagnostic imaging. She obtained her PhD from the University of Liège in 1998. In 1989, she joined the Cummings school of Tufts University and leads the ultrasound service. She has been a Full professor for the past 18 years. Her scholarly activities include over 100 peer-reviewed publications, with main focus on ultrasonography, and over 80 abstracts presented at numerous meetings. She received the Pfizer award for excellence in veterinary research in 2011. She is the co-Editor of the textbook “Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography”, first printed in 2008, second edition in 2015. She presented over 100 national and international presentations (several keynotes) on various diagnostic imaging topics.

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Fabio Procoli

Med Vet, Dipl ACVIM, Dipl ECVIM-CA, MRCVS

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Fabio si laurea a Bari nel 2003. Per 3 anni lavora in UK occupandosi di clinica dei piccoli animali. Dal 2008 al 2009 svolge un internship all'Università' di Edimburgo. Dal 2009 al 2012 svolge una residency in Medicina Interna al Royal Veterinary College di Londra e completa un MPhil in gastroenterologia dei piccoli animali presso con la Prof. Karin Allenspach. Sempre nel 2012 Fabio consegue il titolo di Specialista dal College Americano di Medicina Interna (DipACVIM), seguito nel 2013 da quello del College Europeo (DipECVIM-CA). Dal 2014 al 2017 Fabio lavora come specialista in medicina interna e gastroenterologia per Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester, UK. Dal Settembre 2017 Fabio è il responsabile del Reparto di Medicina Interna presso l’Ospedale Veterinario i Portoni Rossi (BO). Fabio è autore di articoli referenziati su riveste internazionali, relatore e direttore di corsi di formazione nazionali ed internazionali di medicina interna e gastroenterologia.

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Federica Rossi

Med Vet, Dipl ECVDI Add On RO, SVR

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Dr.ssa Federica Rossi, SRV, DECVDI. Laureata nel 1993 a BO, con lode, riceve il "Premio Rotary" per il miglior Curriculum di Laurea. Dopo diversi periodi di formazione all’estero, consegue nel 1997 il Diploma di Specializzazione in Radiologia e nel 2003 il Diploma del College Europeo in Diagnostica per Immagini (ECVDI). E’ relatrice a corsi e congressi in Italia e all’estero, autrice di numerose pubblicazioni internazionali e revisore ed autore di testi italiani ed inglesi. E' Past President. della Società Italiana ed Europea di Diagnostica per Immagini (SVIDI e EAVDI). Ha lavorato alle Università di Berna, Philadelphia e Murdoch e come docente a contratto nelle Facoltà veterinarie di Torino, Pisa e Teramo. E' Direttore della Clinica Veterinaria dell'Orologio di Sasso Marconi (BO), qui si occupa di Radiologia, Ecografia e TC. E' socio fondatore del Centro Oncologico Veterinario, primo centro di Radioterapia in Italia. Dal 2013 è Presidente Senior SCIVAC. Nel 2013 riceve il premio alla carriera "Fortunato Rao". Nel 2017 ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale di Professore Universitario. Nel 2018 ha ottenuto il Diploma in Radioterapia Veterinaria (Add on – RO).

INTERNAL MEDICINE
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Francesca Del Baldo

Med Vet, Dr Ric

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Dott.ssa Francesca Del Baldo, laureata in Medicina Veterinaria con 110/110 e lode presso l’Università di Bologna nel 2014. Dal 2015 al 2016 svolge un Intership rotazionale in Medicina Interna presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie dell’Università di Bologna sotto la supervisione del Prof. Fracassi. Nel 2016 inizia il dottorato di ricerca sotto la supervisione del Prof. Fracassi. Il suo principale campo di ricerca è la medicina interna ed in particolare l’endocrinologia dei piccoli animali. Termina il dottorato nell’ottobre 2019 con una tesi dal titolo “Diabete mellito nel cane: terapia, monitoraggio e aspetti prognostici”. A marzo 2018 inizia il Residency in medicina interna per il college europeo ECVIM-CA. Nel 2019 svolge un externship presso lo Small Animal Teaching Hospital dell’Università di Liverpool. E’ membro della Società Italiana di Medicina Interna Veterinaria (SIMIV) e della società europea di endocrinologia veterinaria (ESVE). E' autrice di presentazioni presso congressi internazionali (ECVIM-CA) di medicina interna. E’ autrice e coautrice di pubblicazioni scientifiche su riviste nazionali ed internazionali. Attualmente svolge la propria attività presso l'Ospedale Veterinario Universitario dell'Università di Bologna dove sta svolgendo il Residency.

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Federico Fracassi

Med Vet, Dott Ric, Dipl ECVIM-CA

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Laureato con lode in Medicina Veterinaria presso l'Università di Bologna nel 2001. Dottore di Ricerca nel 2005. Ha portato a termine un residency presso l'Università di Zurigo (CH) conseguendo nel 2012 il titolo di Diplomato al College Europeo di Medicina Interna Veterinaria (ECVIM-CA, internal medicine). Attualmente è Professore Associato presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Veterinarie dell'Università di Bologna dove svolge attività di docenza e clinico assistenziale nel settore di Medicina Interna. E' past president dell'European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (ESVE) e past president della Società Italiana di Medicina Interna Veterinaria (SIMIV). Fa parte del consiglio direttivo SCIVAC. E’ direttore della rivista scientifica Veterinaria ed è assoiate editor del JSAP. Autore di pubblicazioni su riviste nazionali e internazionali e relatore a congressi nazionali e internazionali. E' direttore scientifico di numerosi corsi inerenti alla medicina interna veterinaria. Il suo principale campo di ricerca è la medicina interna ed in particolare l'endocrinologia dei piccoli animali.

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Chen Gilor

DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVIM

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In his current role, Chen combines clinical and didactic teaching with clinical work and research in the field of endocrinology, focused on canine and feline diabetes mellitus, obesity and gastrointestinal hormones. Before coming to the University of Florida, Chen held faculty positions at UC Davis and the Ohio State University. Chen worked as an internal medicine consultant for IDEXX Diagnostics in the UK and as a general practitioner in Israel and in the USA. Chen has earned his DVM from the Koret School of veterinary Medicine (Israel) and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he also completed a 3-year residency in small animal internal medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/chen-gilor-0177922b Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/insulinnomore

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Eleonora Glenda Maria Malerba

Med Vet, Dr Ric

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Laureata in medicina veterinaria presso l’Università di Bologna nel 2012 con una tesi dal titolo “Utilizzo del 3-beta-idrossibutirrato nella terapia della chetoacidosi diabetica nel gatto”. Sempre presso l’Università di Bologna, nel 2013, vince una borsa di studio per un internship in medicina interna veterinaria e l’anno successivo vince una seconda borsa di studio presso il servizio di pronto soccorso, prima visita e degenza piccoli animali, al quale segue un’ulteriore anno di incarico di lavoro autonomo. Nel frattempo, nel 2015, inizia un dottorato di ricerca presso il dipartimento di scienze mediche veterinarie di Bologna che porta a compimento nel marzo 2019 con una tesi dal titolo “chetoacidosi diabetica nel cane e nel gatto: nuove prospettive terapeutiche e strumenti di monitoraggio”. E’ stata membro della redazione del periodico di informazione scientifica VETJOURNAL (per un anno e mezzo), ha collaborato alla stesura della settima edizione del “prontuario terapeutico veterinario SCIVAC-SIVAE ed è autrice di pubblicazioni su riviste nazionali e internazionali, Attualmente ha un incarico di lavoro autonomo presso la clinica veterinaria Concordia di Portogruaro (Venezia), dove si occupa di medicina interna mantenendo viva la sua passione per l’endocrinologia.

NEUROLOGY
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Daniele Sebastian Corlazzoli

Med Vet, Dipl ECVN

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Daniele Corlazzoli, laureato nel 1991 a Milano con lode. Dopo un periodo di studio in Francia, Inghilterra e negli Stati Uniti, lavora nell’area Milanese occupandosi esclusivamente di neurologia e chirurgia dei piccoli animali. Dal 1995 si trasferisce a Roma, dove collabora inizialmente con il Centro Veterinario Gregorio VII, quindi con lo Zoospedale Flaminio. Dal 2004 collabora esclusivamente con la Clinica Veterinaria Roma Sud, dove si occupa esclusivamente di neurologia e neurochirurgia. Nel 2010 ha completato un residency in neurologia presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università di Bologna sotto la guida del Prof. Gualtiero Gandini.?E' relatore a corsi e congressi nazionali e internazionali. ? E' diplomato del College Europeo di Neurologia Veterinaria.

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Ronaldo da Costa

DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl ACVIM (Neurology)

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Ronaldo C. da Costa is an Associate Professor and Service Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Ohio State University in the US. He obtained his DMV degree in 1995 in Brazil. He worked a year in private practice and then enter a Master program in Veterinary Surgery in Brazil. He completed a combined Residency/PhD program at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Canada in 2006, same year that he achieved board certification by the ACVIM in the specialty of Neurology. He has received 27 awards throughout his academic career, including 6 teaching awards. He has also authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributed to several authoritative textbooks such as the Ettinger and Feldman, and the Tobias and Johnston. He was the Guest Editor of a Veterinary Clinics of North America on Spinal Diseases published in 2010, and is the co-editor of the upcoming edition of the Dewey and da Costa, A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, 3rd Edition.

OPHTHALMOLOGY
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Gillian Mclellan

BVMS, Dipl ACVO, Dipl ECVO, PhD

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Gillian graduated from Glasgow University in 1990 and worked in practice before moving to the University of London, where she completed a PhD and served as a Lecturer in Ophthalmology. She moved to the USA in 2000 and was a faculty member at the University of California-Davis and then Iowa State University before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she currently holds the Tim and Nancy Speaker endowed Chair in Canine Health, as an Associate Professor with tenure in both the Medical and Veterinary Schools. A European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Gillian has served as the ECVO President and has been an Editorial Board Member for the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology for several years, as well as serving on the board of the Vision for Animals Foundation in the USA. She has mentored 19 veterinary ophthalmology residents and has published over 50 papers, as well as co-authoring the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Ophthalmology, the textbook Veterinary Ocular Pathology, and numerous other text book chapters. Outside of work, Gill’s passions include fast music, slow food, “the water of life” and spending time outdoors with her husband and teenage sons.

ORTHOPEDICS
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Brian S. Beale

DVM, Dipl ACVS

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Dr. Brian Beale is a board-certified surgeon with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas (www.gcvs.com). He joined them in 1992 after completing his residency and serving on the faculty of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive surgery, fracture repair, treatment of arthritis and pain management. He published frequently and is also a coauthor of the textbook Small Animal Arthroscopy. Dr. Beale is a frequent invited speaker to local, national and international meetings and has lectured frequently in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is a past-president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Gulf Coast Veterinary Foundation. He was awarded Specialty Practitioner of the Year in 2010 by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Beale’s is devoted to the care of pets with orthopedic, musculoskeletal and arthritic disorders. Dr. Beale uses arthroscopy to treat many disorders of the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, knee and hock. Dr. Beale is also a diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Beale enjoys tennis, golf and all outdoor sports. He loves to travel and meet new people around the world.

REPRODUCTION
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Paulo Alex Borges

DVM, Dipl ECAR

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Paulo Borges graduated in the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal. He performed an internship in the University of Lisbon (FMV-UTL). During 6 years, he was an assistant consultant in the CERCA, ENVA (Centre d’Études en Reproduction des Carnivores) and co-responsible of the dog and cat breeding department (UMES) in the National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA) – Paris. He fulfilled a 3-years residency program, in the CERCA-ENVA-Paris, becoming a Diplomate Specialist of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) in 2015. After one year working in the private sector, he worked between 2017-2018, as a researcher in the NeoCare Unit of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) in the field of infectious diseases in neonatalogy and pediatric dogs. Furthermore, he worked in the carnivores semen bank, CRECS, in the south of France for one year. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the Lusofona University in Lisbon, Portugal and he is the director of the very recent CRVA (Centro de Reprodução Veterinário Atlântico) at Hospital Veterinário Atlântico (Mafra, Portugal). Also, he works as a reference consultant in reproduction and collectivity medicine in Portugal and France. He works as a lecturer for breeders and veterinarians for several institutions. He is also vice-president of the reproduction group in France, GERES-AFVAC and an elected member of the EVSSAR board (European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction). He has been invited to lecture in different countries in South America, Asia and Europe. He is also author and co-author of several scientific articles, along with several chapters of books and manuscripts.

SURGERY
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Laurent Findji

Med Vet, Dipl ECVS

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Laurent graduated from Paris’ vet school, the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, in France and was subsequently assistant instructor in the anatomy department for a year. He then qualified for a 2-year surgical internship in the same school and later completed a Master of Science in Biology and Physiology of Circulation and Respiration, as well as a university degree in Experimental Surgery and Microsurgery. He completed an ECVS residency at the Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Frégis, near Paris and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008. He was recognised as a specialist in small animal surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012. Laurent worked at VRCC Veterinary Referrals in Essex, from 2006 to 2014, where he was one of the full-time soft-tissue surgeons and directors. He joined Fitzpatrick Referrals in October 2014, where he currently is a senior consultant surgeon and director of the Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital. His fields of interest include oncologic, reconstructive and general soft tissue surgeries.