EERVC 2021 SPEAKERS
Antoine Adam (CH)
2017 — Opening a second clinic in Etoy. (Switzerland). Referal clinic with a team of 7 veterinarians and 10 nurses. Working as the manager of the clinic, surgeon in laparoscopy, orthopedy, and Interventionnal radiology and Endoscopy.
1992 — 1994 Vet asssitant in different practices around Paris
Studies and Certifications
Since 2016 Member of VIRIES society and followed several courses in the American Medical Center in New York.
Since 2015 Member of VES society and followed many courses in endoscopy and laparoscopy (IRCAD, School of surgery of Nancy, ESAVS, …)
2011 — Master course AOVET in Davos (orthopedic courses) www.aovet.org Univ Zurich Pr. Montavon TTA Course.
2009 — AOVET in Davos (orthopedic courses) www.aovet.org
2008 — ESAVS Advance cardiology IV, Luxembourg
2007 — ESAVS Ultrasond II, Université Bern. ESAVS Cardiology III — Advanced, Luxembourg
2006 — ESAVS Endoscopy et laparoscopy, Université Brno. ESAVS Ultrasond I, Université Bern
2005 — Advanced Studies certification in hematology and biochemistry for animals, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse (France). Join pathology course at Bandol (France)
2001 — Basic course cardiology Ultrasond (AFVAC Paris)
2000 — Master cardiology course (AFVAC)
1998 — Ultrasond for abdominal and cardiology at Ecole Vétérinaire de Maison Alfort (AFVAC)
1996 — Thesis of Doctorat Vétérinaire (Prix de Thèse, Lauréat de la Faculté de Paris XII) : « Snythesis of integrated fight against trypanosomosis in Burkina Fasso», Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort
1994-96 — Vet researcher in the Centre International Recherche Développement En zone Subhumide (CIRDES) at Bobodioulasso, Burkina Faso. Research on PCR on Sleeping Disease. Working on a vaccination for trypanosomosis
1992 — Certification of medical statistic methods. Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Vétérinaires, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort, Franc
Špela Bavčar (UK)
DVM Dipl ECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Oncology; Member of European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals
Špela graduated in 2010 from Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Elsa Beltran (UK)
Ldo Vet, DipECVN, PGCertVetEd FHEA, MRCVS
Dr. Elsa Beltran received her veterinary degree from the University Cardenal Herrera Ceu, Valencia, Spain, in 2002, following which she spent two years in general practice before undertaking an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Barcelona, Spain.
Gonçalo da Graça Pereira (PT)
DVM, MsC, PhD, Dip ECAWBM (BM), Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
President of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) and
Vice-President of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE)
(Behaviour and Welfare)
Veterinary Degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon. Master in Clinical Ethology and Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Veterinary from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. PhD in Veterinary Science at the Institute of Biomedical Science Abel Salazar in O’Porto. Diplomate by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, in both subspecialities (Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Legislation).
Marc Dhumeaux (UK)
DEDV, MVSc, DipACVIM & ECVIM-CA, MRCVS
Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
Marc graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse in 2007. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Canada), followed by a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (Canada).
Nao Hensel (CH)
DVM, Dipl. ACVD & Dipl. ECVD
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology and Member of European College of Veterinary Dermatology
Nao Hensel is a native of Japan. She obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in USA in 2010.
Patrick Hensel (CH)
Dipl. ACVD & Dipl. ECVD
Patrick Hensel is a 1996 graduate of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He received his Dr med vet from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2000 in recognition of research on urinary incontinence after spaying.
Alenka Hrovat (UK)
DVM PhD DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine; RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Alenka graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2002. She then went on to complete a PhD in Biomedicine at the same University in 2009. Upon completion of her PhD she undertook internal medicine residency at Ghent university and was awarded her European Specialist Diploma in 2017 and RCVS Specialist status in 2018.
Mike Martin (UK)
MVB, DVC, MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
Mike qualified from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986. He gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and Specialist status in 1995 and has successfully been re-validated every five years ever since. Since 1992 to 2015, he ran his own private referral practice (The Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre, Kenilworth).
Laura Owen (UK)
BVSc CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
(Soft Tissue Surgery)
Having wanted to be a veterinary surgeon for as long as I can remember and with a passion for horses, I was delighted to gain my veterinary degree in 2001 from the University of Bristol and joined an exclusively large animal practice as a locum for six months, with a plan to follow that with an equine practice job.
Martin Owen (UK)
BVSc BSc PhD DSAS(Orth) DipECVS MRCVS
RCVS Diplomate and Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
ECVS Diplomate and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Martin is a Liverpool, UK graduate (1992). He worked at the PDSA charity clinic in Manchester, UK before completing a PhD in the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool. After spell in a small animal practice, Martin combined his mechanical interest and his enjoyment for repairing things with veterinary work in a Residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics, initially in Liverpool, then at the University of Glasgow.
Marko Pipan (SI)
(Emergency and Critical Care)
After graduating from the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marko Pipan continued with his quest for quality veterinary medicine at the University of Ljubljana, University of Utrecht, and University of Pennsylvania. After a three-year clinical residency in emergency and critical care (ECC) in the US, he successfully passed a certification exam and became a board-certified specialist of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Dipl. ACVECC).
Silke Salavati (UK)
Dr.med.vet., PhD, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine; Senior lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Dr. Salavati graduated from the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen (Germany) in 2003. She has completed her German doctoral thesis (Dr.med.vet) in Giessen, working on establishing a breath test to assess canine gastric emptying and validating it against scintigraphy.
Chiara Valtolina (NL)
DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVECC, Dipl. ECVECC
EBVS – European Board of Veterinary Specialists
(Emergency and Critical Care)
Chiara graduated in 2000 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Italy. She worked for 4 years at the Surgery Department of Small Animal of the same faculty as a research doctorate. In December 2004, at the end of her doctorate, Chiara began an externship program at the Intensive Care Unit (IZA) of the Department of Clinical Science of Small Animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Katherine Howie (UK)
RVN VTS (ECC)
Principal Nurse Manager Vets-Now Farnham
I started my nursing career and completed my training in a very busy first opinion practice where I stayed for 8 yrs. This gave me a wealth of experience in client care, emergency patients and all areas of the Veterinary Industry. I then moved onto a new challenge as a nurse in a referral centre rotating through all the disciplines where I stayed for 2 yrs.
I am a phlebotomist for Pet Blood Bank UK and involved in various charity work. I am also part owner of Triple H Training for Veterinary Nurses which is a webinar based platform for accessible CPD for Veterinary Nurses. I also sit on the clinical board as an advisor for Vets-Now.