EERVC 2023 SPEAKERS
Charalampos Attipa (United Kingdom)
DVM, MVetMed, MRes, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVP
Charalampos qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2010 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, with 1st class honors, having also completed a research internship at Cambridge University UK. Following 3 years in small animal general practice and completing an internship at Bristol University, Charalampos moved to the Royal Veterinary College for a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology and a master’s in veterinary medicine.
After becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Charalampos was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to study the role of neutrophils in pediatric cerebral malaria in Malawi. Since 2023 he has been a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University. Charalampos has published in leading scientific journals and his professional interests include hematopathology, cytology and infectious disease.
Ljubomir Curcin (Serbia)
Dr. Vet. med. spec.
Graduated in 1999 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia. Owner of the Intervet Veterinary Clinic in Belgrade , where he has been working since 2000. He is the co-author of several papers that have been presented professional meetings. Completed specialist studies at FVM Belgrade.
Founder and president of the Association for Parasitology of Small Practice Veterinarians of Serbia (SESAPA).
Gillian Dank (Israel)
DACVIM -Oncology, DECVIM- Ca-Oncology
Gillian Dank, DVM, is a board certified veterinary oncologist and senior lecturer at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Koret School in 1998 and completed her residency in oncology at the University of California, Davis in 2002.
Dr. Dank is a Diplomate of the American College and European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Oncology, with research interests in clinical small animal oncology, the study of Procalcitonin C in canines, and the effects of passive smoking on pets.
Dr. Dank established the Oncology Department at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she pursues research and lectures in basic and clinical oncology to veterinary students during their clinical and preclinical training. The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1985, and is Israel’s only veterinary school.
Steven De Decker (United Kingdom)
DVM, PhD, MvetMed, DipECVN, FHEA, PGCert Veted, MRCVS
Steven graduated from Ghent University in Belgium. After graduation, he performed there a Rotating Internship followed by a PhD about disk-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (‘wobbler’s syndrome’) in dogs. He completed his Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London.
Anastasia Diakou (Greece)
Dr. Anastasia Diakou (DVM, PhD) is a Full Professor in the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, in the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Antonio Giuliano (Hong Kong)
DVM,MS,GpCert(SAM),PgCert(CT),ECVIM (onc),MRCVS European, RCVS and HK specialist in Companion Animals
Dr. Antonio Giuliano graduated from the University of Messina in 2007. While working in general practice, he completed a master's degree in Small Animal Oncology from the University of Pisa, a post graduate certificate in cancer therapeutic at Barts Cancer Institute and the GpCert (SAM) in internal medicine. He completed a rotating internship in a busy referral practice in UK and an oncology internship and residency at the Queen Veterinary School Teaching Hospital (QVSH), at the University of Cambridge.
After successfully completing the residency, he worked for one year as oncology clinician and supervisor at the QVSH. In the 2019 he moved to Hong Kong (HK) working as oncologist at CityU VMC, the largest multidisciplinary referral Hospital in HK.
Dr Antonio Giuliano is a recognised European, RCVS and HK specialist in Companion Animals (Oncology). He published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and presented his research in many international conferences.
He has a broad interest in cancer research, with particular focus on finding new drugs/therapeutic approaches to improve survival time and quality of life of pets. He is also interested in preclinical and clinical investigations into the development of rapid tests to predict prognosis and/or early diagnosis of cancer.
Jana Jankovic (Switzerland)
DVM, Dr. med. vet. Resident ACVIM
Jana Jankovic graduated with honours in 2015 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. After graduation she worked for 2 years in Veterinary clinic ‘’Novak’’, Belgrade, Serbia. In 2017 she enrolled in a Rotating Internship program at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.
Xavier Lévy (France)
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR
Dr Levy started his specialisation by an intership in dog and cat internal medicine and surgery in Alfort Vetschool in 2003. Then, he did his residency in reproduction and in parallel be involved as a clinician in urology-nephrology in the medicine department of Alfort vetschool until 2007.
He was in the Board of European Society for Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR) from 2010 to 2016.
Dr Levy is Past-president of the French Veterinary Society of Small Animal Reproduction, Breeding and Genetics from 2012 to 2018 (GERES, AFVAC).
Since 2019, Dr Levy is elected as vice-president of European and International affairs of French Veterinary Society (AFVAC). Dr Levy is the French representative of FAFVAC, FECAVA and WSAVA associations.
Since 2004, Dr Levy is involved in a breeding program in wildlife for cheetah in South Africa started by the CRESAM society. He contributed actively to develop the first technique of non-invasive intra uterine insemination for wild felids: cheetah, leopard, tigers and lions. Since 2011, he is co-head of the scientific committee of CRESAM society.
Dr Levy is also involved in clinical research as schedule C-section, prostatitis diagnosis, BPH blood markers (ODELIS CPSE® test), paediatric surgery and breeding soundness.
Since 2008, Dr Levy is co-heading the Private Centre of Small Animal Reproduction and Paediatrics (CRECS) and since 2023, he is also the director of the Reproduction development for FOVEA company.
Dr Levy is still very involved in vetenarian education through a website (www.vetreproduction.com), teaching in European vet schools, and regular lectures/workshops in France, Europe and overseas.
Vicky Lipscomb (United Kingdon)
MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
(Soft Tissue Surgery)
Vicky graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1996 and undertook a Small Animal Internship at the RVC. After a period working in small animal practice in Surrey she completed a Small Animal Surgery Clinical Training Scholarship at the RVC, achieving the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2002.
Laurent Locquet (Belgium)
Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), GPCert(VC) MRCVS DVM
Laurent graduated in 2015 from Ghent University, Belgium and worked in general practice for one year both abroad in South-Africa as well as in Belgium, primarily with cats, dogs and wildlife, before starting a rotating Internship in a busy referral centre in the UK. During his Internship, Laurent obtained his certificate in Veterinary Cardiology. After completing his Internship, Laurent completed a Residency in Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Ghent before joining a busy referral practice in the Greater London Area for one year before joining Dick White Referrals in 2022.
Bérénice Lutz (Switzerland)
Dipl. ECVIM-CA, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Member of European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals
2012-2017: Veterinary medicine in Maisons-Alfort, France (ENVA)
2018-2022: ECVIM residency at the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern (Switzerland)
Since 2022: Senior clinician and lecturer at the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern (Switzerland)
James Oliver (UK)
BVSc, PhD, CertVOphthal, DipECVO, FRCVS
James graduated from the University of Bristol with distinction in 2002. He spent 5 years in general practice where he developed his passion for veterinary ophthalmology. He achieved European Specialist status in 2011 and has worked as a Specialist in several referral hospitals in the UK and currently heads up a team of nine ophthalmologists at Dick White Referrals. James has extensive experience in research, is widely published in the scientific literature and has completed a PhD in the genetics of canine glaucoma.
His main research interest is the genetics of inherited eye diseases which is focussed on developing DNA tests to eliminate painful and blinding eye conditions of dogs and cats. James has also written a book on feline ophthalmology and has made contributions to other textbooks on various aspects of veterinary ophthalmology. He is actively involved in the teaching and training of vets in their pursuit of improved understanding and post graduate qualifications in this field. James is past Chair of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Education and Residency Committee.
- Feeling the pressure: definitions & causes of glaucoma
- Feeling the pressure: clinical signs & diagnostic techniques in glaucoma
- Releasing the pressure: glaucoma treatment with case examples
- Prevention is better than cure: selective breeding and DNA testing to reduce glaucoma prevalence
- Letting the cat out of the bag: demystifying feline eye diseases
- Hidden in plain sight: systemic diseases masquerading as eye problems in the dog and cat
- ‘Seeing your way through’ – approaching blindness in cats and dog. Part 1
- ‘Seeing your way through’ – approaching blindness in cats and dog. Part 2
Paulo Steagall (Canada)
DVM, Msc, PhD, DACVAA
Dr. Paulo Steagall is a Professor of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the City University of Hong Kong and the Université de Montréal. He is a board-certified specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
He is the head of a clinical research laboratory dedicated to improving pain management and animal welfare with cutting-edge research in pain assessment with emphasis on cats including the Feline Grimace Scale (www.felinegrimacescale.com). He has published over 130 scientific articles on pain management and the book “Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management” while lecturing internationally.
Cedric Tutt (Republic Of South Africa)
BVSc, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet (Med), Diplomate EVDC
Dr Cedric Tutt graduated from the veterinary faculty in South Africa in 1992 and became an European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry in 2007. He is registered as a Veterinary Dental Specialist in Europe, UK, Hong Kong and South Africa; offering advanced dentistry and oral surgical options for a wide range of animals, including: cats, dogs, horses, many wild cat species, small and large non-human primates and marine and terrestrial mammals. His list of species treated exceeds 67.
Dr Tutt’s services include root canal therapy, dental restoration, extractions, orthodontics, prosthodontics and treatment of some oral cancers in addition to the repair of oral trauma cases and some congenital abnormalities.
The European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry in South Africa, Dr Tutt offers veterinary dentistry and orofacial surgery services in Cape Town, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr Tutt also provides post-graduate training in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery to veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians. He authored the text: Small Animal Dentistry – a manual of techniques (which was translated into Simplified Chinse) and was Senior co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 3rd Edition.
Cedric has published (as author or co-author) 27 articles in Peer Reviewed CPD journals and 8 articles in scientific Peer Reviewed journals.
Brett E. Wildermuth (Germany)
DVM (USA), Diplomate ACVD, ECVD
DVM University of California, Davis, USA in 2001
Residency (2003-2004), then Partner (2004-2011): Animal Dermatology Clinic in San Diego, California, USA
Founded Tierdermatologie Dr. Wildermuth, a private veterinary dermatology practice in 2012 with my wife, who is also a veterinary dermatologist
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) since 2007
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD) since 2011
Member-at-Large, World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) since 2015