Abby Caine

Abby Caine, MA Vet MB CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS, graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2001. During five years in a busy small animal practice, she developed an interest in radiology and ultrasound, and gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She returned to Cambridge in 2006 to undertake a Residency program in Diagnostic Imaging, and gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2009 to become a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Since then she has worked at Dick White Referrals, near Newmarket in the UK, as a radiologist, enjoying all types of imaging of small animal...

Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry, Dr. MA VetMB CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS, graduated from the University of Cambridge too many years ago to mention, and after several years in mixed and small animal practice he completed a residency at the Royal Veterinary College. Andrew is Head of Radiology at Willows Referral Service, working with a team of specialists in multiple disciplines. He is also President of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). Amongst other positions he has also sat on the ECVDI examination committee. He lives with his wife, noisy toddler daughter, and much less noisy Labrador, Coco.

Anna Adrian

Anna Adrian, Dr. med. vet, MS, Dip. ACVR, MRCVS, graduated from Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany in 2008. In 2008 she enrolled in a Doctoral thesis program at the University Leipzig, supervised by Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm and worked at the Equine Clinic in Luesche, Germany. In 2009 she started her Imaging Internship at Michigan State University, MI, USA supervised by Dr. Jen Kinns. In 2010 she did a rotating small animal Internship at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. In 2011 she enrolled in a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at Colorado State University, CO, USA...

Anna Oevermann

Anna Oevermann Prof. Dr. Dipl. ECVP Anna Oevermann is professor of veterinary neuropathology at the University of Bern She studied veterinary medicine at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen (Germany) and the École Vétérinaire de Nantes (France). Anna Oevermann obtained her DVM at the University of Zürich (Switzerland) and worked as a practitioner in a small animal practice in Pistoia (Italy) before performing a residency in veterinary pathology at the Institute of Animal Pathology, University of Bern. After obtaining the Dipl. ECVP in 2006 she joined the Division of Neurological Sciences at the University of Bern to specialize in neuropathology. Anna Oevermann...

Arianna Maiolini

Arianna Maiolini, DVN, PhD, DECVN Arianna graduated from Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy in 2008 and shortly after she moved to Germany to enroll in a PhD programme at the Center for Systems Neuroscience Hannover, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Tipold. In 2012 she started her residency programme in Neurology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany. She achieved the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) in 2015. In 2016 she moved to Switzerland to become a Senior Clinician and Lecturer in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. Although she...

Assaf Lerer

Assaf Lerer BSc, DVM, MSc, graduated from the KORET School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel in 2010. In 2011 he was enrolled in a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada. Between 2012-2014 he worked in two different emergency referral centres in Canada. In 2015 he worked as a clinical associate at the Western College of Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada. At the beginning of 2016, he was teaching Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary students at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. Since mid-2016 he is enrolled in a diagnostic imaging residency at the...

Daniel J Brockman

Daniel J Brockman, BVSc CVR CSAO Dipl ACVS Dipl ECVS FHEA MRCVS, graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. After eighteen months in mixed practice in South Yorkshire, he began a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool. Dan gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991. Dan moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a Lecturer in Surgery and where he became Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1994. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999 and diplomate of the...

Deanna Worley

Deanna R Worley DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology, earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and a distinction from the University Honors program at Montana State University in 1995. From there she continued to Colorado State University to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999, followed by a small animal rotating internship in Dallas. She was a general practitioner in Spokane, Washington, and next a surgical intern at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston. She completed a small animal surgery residency program in 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania and then accomplished a surgical oncology fellowship...

Elissa Randall

Elissa Randall DVM, MS, DACVR,  graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She worked at a small animal practice in Falls Church, Virginia before starting her residency. She completed her Diagnostic Imaging Residency at Colorado State University in 2005, where she completed a research project about whole-body MRI with Dr. Susan Kraft. Elissa taught at Michigan State University for 3 years before returning to Colorado State, where she is currently an Associate Professor...

Elsa Beltran

Elsa Beltran, Ldo Vet, DipECVN, MRCVS graduated from University Cardenal Herrera CEU in Valencia in 2002 Elsa spent two years in general practice. In 2004 she started a general internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. In 2006, Elsa started a neurology internship at the Animal Health Trust (AHT). In 2007, she enrolled the residency programme in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the same institution. She obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) in 2011 and became a Senior Clinician in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the AHT. Since October 2015 she is the chairperson of the...

Eric Norman Carmel

Eric Norman Carmel DMV, DACVR, graduated from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the University of Montreal in 1998. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the same institution, he joined the Laboratory for information technology integration in medical education (LITIEM) where he worked on various research and development projects in veterinary and medical educational technology.  He then pursued a residency program in medical imaging at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire in St-Hyacinthe, and passed the certification exam of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2011. He is currently part of the specialist team of the Laval...

Erik R Wisner

Erik R. Wisner, DVM, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1983. Following 5 years in private practice, he returned to UC Davis and completed a radiology residency, becoming board certified in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1991. He held a joint faculty appointment with the UC Davis Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine from 1992-1997. He served as head of radiology at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine from 1997 until 2000 at which time he returned to UC Davis. Dr. Wisner is currently a professor of diagnostic imaging and past Chair of...

Federico Corletto

Federico Corletto PhD CertVa DiplECVAA MRCVS Graduated from Padua University with Honors in 1997, he started his anaetshesia residency at th Animal Health Trust in 2000 and became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaetshesia and Analgesia in 2003. In 2005 he started a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship under the supervision of Prof David Menon, based at the Cambridge University Division of Anaesthetics, which lead to a PhD in neuroscience. He worked as lecturer in Padua Vet School, Clinical Anaesthetist at the Animal Health Trust, to join Dick White Referrals in 2008. He has served as Board member...

Florence Thierry

Florence Thierry DVM Dip.ECVDI graduated from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, France in 2011. She undertook a general internship at the University of Bristol (UK), followed by a residency in diagnostic imaging at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh (UK) under the supervision of Tobias Schwarz. In 2019, she gained the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She currently shares her time between a private referral practice in the south of France at the Clinique Vétérinaire Occitanie and teleradiology with Antech Imaging Services (USA). Florence focuses her current research on...

Frank Steffen

Frank Steffen, Prof.Dr.med.vet., Diplomate ECVN Frank graduated from University of Bern, Switzerland in 1991. After completion of his Doctoral Thesis program at the same University he started a residency in veterinary neurology at the Institute of Tierneurologie at the University of Bern under the supervision of Proff. A. Jaggy and M. Vandevelde. In 1995 he achieved the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. After a couple of years of working in private clinics as neurologist and neurosurgeon, Frank started to build the section of neurology at the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Zurich. He is teaching clinical...

Jeremy Mortier

Jeremy Mortier DVM CEAV (IM) CES (CP) DipECVDI FHEA MRCVS Jeremy graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) in 2008. He has worked both in private practice and university where he undertook 2 Internships and obtained certificates in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology. Jeremy completed an ECVDI residency in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Liverpool (UK) in 2016 and became an ECVDI Diplomate in 2017. After a short time in private practice, Jeremy came back to Liverpool as a senior lecturer in small animal diagnostic imaging. His main research interest lies in CT of airway diseases and he is...

Jose Nova Matos

Jose Novo Matos DVM DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRVCS 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 and was awarded RCVS specialist status in Cardiology in 2015. He worked as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiology in the University of Zurich before moving to the Royal Veterinary College where he completed a PhD on Feline HCM. Jose is now working at...

Kaspar Matiasek

Kaspar Matiasek, DVM, DrMedVetHabil, FTA-PATH-NEUROPATH, AM-ECVN, is Professor of Clinical & Comparative Neuropathology at the LMU Munich. He heads one of the most active neuropathology laboratories across Europe. His special interests are brain biopsies, peripheral nerve and nerve root disorders, mitochondrial diseases, comparative neuro-oncology, developmental disorders and pathology of epilepsy. Kaspar is a member of the European Society & College of Veterinary Neurology and of the Munich Centre of Systemic Neurosciences – Brain & Mind. He furthermore heads the neuropathology chapter of the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. Kaspar has been organiser and tutor of numerous workshops and seminars on...

Lara Matiasek

Lara Matiasek, Dr med vet, Dip ECVN, EBVS®-European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, MRCVS graduated in 1999. She achieved her doctoral degree in peripheral nerve research and performed an Internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, LMU Munich. Dr Matiasek underwent a Neurology/ Neurosurgery Residency at the AHT, Newmarket, UK. She is ECVN diplomate since 2007 and worked as AHT Senior Neurologist/ Neurosurgeon for three years. Moving back to Munich, she was employed as Senior Neurologist, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (2011-2014) and Senior Neurologist/ Neurosurgeon, Tierklinik Haar (2014-2017). She served as ECVN examination committee member (2011-2015) and chair. Currently she works at the...

Laurent Blond

Laurent Blond is currently working at the Languedocia Veterinary Clinic in France. Prior he was an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec Canada from 2007-2011. He is Board Certified of the American College of Veterinary Radiology since 2008 after completing his Radiology Residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina Sta- te University (2004-2007). He has completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and a Master’s in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec Canada (2000-2004). He graduated (DV) from the National...

Marco Baron Toaldo

Marco Baron Toaldo, DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (cardiology), graduated at the University of Bologna in 2007. He gained the title of PhD in 2011 and he concluded a post-doc in animal models of human hepatic carcinoma one year later. In 2012 he started a five-years non-conforming residency at ECVIM-CA (cardiology) at the Vetsuisse Faculty of Zurich, concluding the training program in September 2016. At present he is employed as assistant professor at the University of Bologna, focusing on clinical activity and research in small animal cardiology.

Marco Rosati

Marco DVM, PhD, graduated from at the Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University in 2007 with “summa cum laude”. In 2008 he enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bologna University, working in the clinical neurology service under the supervision of Prof. Gualtiero Gandini. In 2011 he successfully concluded his PhD program and started working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Section of Clinical & Comparative Neuropathology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany under the guidance of Prof. Kaspar Matiasek. Since 2013 he is Assistant Professor/Lecturer at the Institute for Veterinary Pathology, Ludwig-Maximilians...

Màrian Matas Riera

Màrian Matas Riera, DVM DipECVO PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCV, graduated from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she enrolled in a rotating internship. She then moved to the UK as she was offered an ophthalmology internship and followed an ECVO resident at the Animal Health Trust. Màrian then moved to work at the Royal Veterinary College where she was a Lecturer in Ophthalmology and later was appointed as Head of Service. After over 10 years living and working in highly recognised referral centres in England, Màrian decided to move back home. She is now freelancing in the Balearic Islands offering clinical...

Massimiliano Tursi

Massimiliano Tursi,  DVM Has it’s degrees in doctor of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Torino (Turin), Italy Positions October 2001 At the moment he is Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Turin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Pathology. He is a member of the Italian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (APIV), the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP). His Teaching and diagnostic activities are. 1. Necropsy procedures. 2. Systemic pathology. Cardiovascular pathology. 3. Pathology of the horse. Necropsy and surgical veterinary pathology service. His Areas of interests are A) Cardiovascular pathology: immunohistochemical study of...

Matt Paek

Matthew Paek, VMD, MS, DACVR did his Masters of Science in Biotechnology and his Bachelor of Arts in Public Health & Natural Sciences at the the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He then graduated at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 an did his Residency in Veterinary Radiology until 2014. Matthew started to work as a veterinary radiologist at Hope Advanced Veterinary Center in Rockville,MD. In 2017 he started his own company in Clarksville (MD) called Synergy Veterinary Imaging Partners. A veterinary radiology specific company, providing an array of veterinary imaging solutions and consulting services including performing...

Mauro Pivetta

MAURO PIVETTA, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVDI, RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, qualified from Bologna University in 2003 and spent one year in small animal practice before returning to Bologna University in 2005 where he gained a clinical PhD in Emergency and Critical Care. During this period, he developed his enthusiasm for Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In September 2009 Mauro joined the Animal Health Trust as an Intern in Diagnostic Imaging and in September 2010 he enrolled in the European Diploma in Diagnostic Imaging and undertook a three-year residency programme. In September 2013, he was awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary...

Nele Ondreka

Nele Ondreka, Dr. med. vet., DipECVDI, graduated from the VetSchool in Giessen in Germany in 2006. She obtained her speciality training at the Vet Schools in Giessen, Bern, Zurich and Ghent. She currently is the head of Diagnostic Imaging Vet School Giessen Germany and Founder & Partner in VetRad Teleradiology.

Nele Van den Steen

Nele Van den Steen DVM Cert(SAM) MSc(ClinOnc) DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Nele graduated from Ghent University, Belgium in 2002. After working in small animal practice for two years, she started a small anima internship at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK, which was followed by a clinical fellowship in oncology, which culminated into a Masters degree in Clinical Oncology at the University of Birminham, UK. In 2009 she enrolled in a residency program in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket, which resulted in the Small Animal Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She worked since...

Pascaline Pey

Pascaline Pey DVM PhD DipECVDI, graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort – Paris. She worked in Belgium, at the University of Ghent, as a PhD student and ECVDI Resident; in Canada, at the University of Montréal – Saint-Hyacinthe in the position of Medical Imaging Clinical Instructor and in Paris – Maisons-Alfort where she held the position of Assistant Professor and Head of the Medical Imaging Department. Her training program, which combines the qualifications of PhD and Diploma at the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI), is characterized by a constant commitment to the study of...

Pedro Oliveira

Pedro Oliveira, Dipl. ECVIM-Ca, qualified from Porto University (Portugal) in 2005. From 2004 to 2006 he performed an internship and worked in the cardiology department of Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso in Milan (Italy). From 2006 to 2009 he worked in general practice and also performed referral cardiology services in Portugal. In 2009 he returned to Milan to enrol in a 3-year ECVIM-CA residency training program, speciality of Cardiology, under the supervision of Claudio Bussadori, Dipl. ECVIM-Ca (Cardiology) and Oriol Domenech, Dipl. ECVIM-Ca (Cardiology) with the joint participation of the École Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon (Lyon, France) under the supervision of...

Pieter Nelissen

Pieter Nelissen, DVM, Cert SAS, Dip ECVS, MRCVS, graduated at the University of Ghent in 2001. After an rotating Internship and a few years in private practice he started his surgery residency at Dick White Referrals in 2008. Pieter gained his diplomate status in 2012 and has since been working as a soft tissue surgeon. At present he is employed as the head of soft tissue surgery at Tierklinik Haar. He is the author of many publications and book chapters and has presented at multiple national and international conferences.

Poppy Bristow

Poppy Bristow BVetMed MVetMed FHEA DipECVS MRCVS, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. She went on to complete a rotating internship followed by a small animal surgical residency. After completing her residency she moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 as a Lecturer in small animal surgery, achieving her ECVS diploma in 2015. Following some time in private referral practice in the UK, Poppy returned to the RVC in 2017 as a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery.

Randi Drees

Randi Drees Dr. med. vet., PhD, DACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology), DipECVDI add RadOncol, PGCertAP, MRCVS EBVS® and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology Senior Lecturer Diagnostic Imaging Head of Service, graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany in 2001. She pursued her doctoral thesis funded by a stipend through the Sonnenfeld-Stiftung Berlin in a cooperation between the Radiology Department of the Humboldt Universität Berlin and the Anatomy Department of the Veterinary School of the Freie Universität, Berlin. Randi then spent time in private practice before pursuing her Diagnostic Imaging residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She...

Rory Bell

Rory Bell MVB DSAM DECVIM MRCVS FHEA, graduated from the Veterinary College of Ireland, University College of Dublin in 1999. He completed an internship at Dublin, and following some time in first opinion practice, residency training in internal medicine at the University of Glasgow. He was appointed lecturer at Glasgow in 2005, and Senior Lecturer and Head of the Internal Medicine Service in the University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital in 2009. In 2013 he joined Dick White Referrals before joining Wear Referrals as Head of the internal Medicine Service in 2016. He is currently Chairperson of the Internal Medicine...

Silke Hecht

Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI Education 1998 Graduation (Veterinary Degree), Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany 2001 Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.), LMU, Munich, Germany 1998-2002 Internship and Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, LMU, Munich, Germany 2002-2005 Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 2005 Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) 2006 Employment 2005-present University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN, USA Current position: Professor in Radiology Areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging Scientific Contributions > 70 Peer reviewed publications,...

Simon Platt

Dr. Simon Platt BVM&S, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology), Dipl. ECVN Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a 2 year period in private practice in the England. Dr. Platt completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida and afterwards spent 2 years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head...

Stefano Cortellini

Stefano Cortellini, DMV, MVetMed, DipACVECC, DipECVECC, FHEA, MRCVS Stefano graduated at the University of Perugia in 2006 and after two years in private practice in Rome he then performed a rotating internship at the Animal Health Trust. He became American Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2014 following a residency in ECC at the RVC and is also European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in ECC. Stefano is co-director of the Renal Replacement service. Stefano is chair of Scientific Committee of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care society and is part of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care...

Swan Specchi

Swan Specchi, DVM, PhD, DÉS, Dipl. ACVR, graduated from Bologna University in 2008. In 2008 he enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bologna University. In 2011 he successfully concluded his PhD program. In 2011 he enrolled in a residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Montreal University (Canada) supervised by Prof. Marc-André d’Anjou, Prof. Kate Alexander, Dr. Éric-Norman Carmel and Dr. Laurent Blond. In 2014 he achieved the diploma of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). Since 2014 he has been working as staff radiologist for...

Thomas Flegel

Thomas Flegel, Dr med vet, DECVN, graduated from Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany in 1992. After spending a few years in different university hospitals as well in small animal practices in Berlin, Thomas became a lecture in small animal neurology at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of NC State University in Raleigh, USA. It was followed by a residency in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery at The Ohio State University. Since then, Thomas has been leading the Service for Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Department of Small Animal Medicine of the University of Leipzig in Germany. In addition, he is currently the president of...

Virginia Luis Fuentes

Virginia Luis Fuentes, MA VetMB PhD CertVR DVC DipACVIM DipECVIM, graduated from the Cambridge Vet School. She then spent 5 years in small animal practice, before joining the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, where she obtained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and a PhD. She then moved to the USA, working as an Assistant Professor in Cardiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and then the Ohio State University. She has worked at the Royal Veterinary College since 2004, where she is a Professor of Veterinary Cardiology. She was Chair of the ECVIM Cardiology Specialty from 2012-2018. Her principal...