Attendee Person Persons

University of Murcia
Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery
Amalia is graduated and PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and a Diplomate from the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI). She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine and Animal Surgery (Diagnostic Imaging) and Head of the Diagnostic Imaging Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Murcia (Spain). She has done several stayed for her training in Diagnostic Imaging in several centres and Universities in the United Kingdom, in addition to the University of Sydney (Australia). She has been a member of the Board of the ECVDI and Associate Director of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA). Nowdays she is President of AVEPA (Asociación Veterinaria Española de Especialistas en Pequeños Animales). Editor of the journal “Clínica Veterinaria de Pequeños Animales,” official journal of the AVEPA from 2009-2020. She has presented papers and talks at national and international meetings and seminars. She has published several articles in national and international journals and is the author and co-author of books on radiology and diagnostic imaging in small animals. Her research subjects are mainly ultrasonography in small animals.
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Universidade Federal Fluminense
Departamento de Patologia e Clínica Veterinária - MCV
Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital VCA
Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1994. I worked in the Referral Hospital Ars Veterinaria (Barcelona), where I grew up as a veterinarian. Active member of AVEPA and accredited in Internal Medicine by the association. I have participated in projects such as the launching of the e-learning knowledge platform and in numerous Continuous Education of AVEPA. I worked as an emergency veterinarian at the Ars Veterinaria hospital, and I became in charge of the hospitalization and emergency service. I completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. I also worked at the primary health care center at the OVC and as a seasonal lecturer in the internal medicine department. I participated in the study ‘A multicenter observational study investigating care errors, staffing levels, and workload in small animal intensive care units’ published in J Vet Emerg Crit Care in Sep 2020 I have worked as a veterinarian in the Emergency Service of the VCA Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital since 2018. My curiosity and passion for medicine keep me constantly linked to continuous education as a receptor and lecturer. In my leisure time, I enjoy my family and the nature of this country kayaking and hiking.
Valentina Aybar Rodríguez Nacida en Chile, se licenció en Veterinaria por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Acreditada en Medicina Felina por AVEPA. Certificada en Medicina Felina por la European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS): General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Medicine –GPCert (Feline Medicine). Socia fundadora del Hospital Felino Madrid, donde tiene una especial dedicación a la medicina interna, enfermedades infecciosas y diagnóstico por imagen. Actualmente, es miembro del Comité Científico de AVEPA (Asociación de Veterinarios Españoles Especialistas en Pequeños Animales), miembro de la Junta Directiva de AVEPA. Ha participado como ponentes en congresos nacionales e internacionales así como publicado libros y artículos sobre Medicina Felina.
University of Central Lancashire
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Heather Bacon , OBE, BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertZooMed, SFHEA MRCVS, is a veterinarian, head of the veterinary school at the University of Central Lancashire and a DEFRA-appointed UK zoo inspector. She has worked internationally on veterinary education and animal welfare projects for over 15 years and was previously responsible for developing and teaching veterinary and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh in animal welfare, behaviour and veterinary ethics. Heather works with many charities, veterinary and political organisations to develop veterinary educational initiatives around the world, with a focus on improving the welfare of captive and free-ranging wildlife, and free-roaming dogs and cats. Heather also delivers UK zookeeper training courses in animal health, behaviour and welfare via the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA), and the Zookeeper Apprenticeship. Previously, she worked as the Veterinary Director at the Animals Asia Foundation, an NGO working to end the trade in bear bile, and improve companion animal welfare across Asia. Heather has published extensively in the field of animal welfare education.
AURA Veterinary
Surgical Oncology
Nick completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at Cambridge University, a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University and spent 9 years as Surgical Oncology Faculty at the University of Florida. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine, Surrey, UK and Clinical Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals in Oncology and Soft Tissue, now AURA Veterinary, in Surrey, UK. He is a Diplomate of the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, a past-President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
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MSD Animal Health
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University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Canis Menor Veterinaria
Especialista en Traumatología y Cirugía Ortopédica por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Laboratorio Patología
Private Laboratory
In 1979 I graduated as Veterinarian (DVM) in La Universidad Nacional, Heredia Costa Rica. In 1980 I started working in the Pathology Department in the same University. In between 1985 (5 months) and 1987-1991 I did my internship and residence in the Pathology Department at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 1993 I was promoted as a professor in the Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica. In 2008 I retired from the academy and create my own private diagnostic pathology laboratory (Histopatovet) until now. I have been publishing around 65 papers (journals and congresses). More information can be found in
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Mars Pet Nutrition
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University Cruzeiro do Sul / University Paulista
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated in Veterinary Medicine Federal University of Pelotas in 1985), Master of Science (Federal University of Pelotas in 1989), specialization in Physiological Sciences (University of Rio Grande, 1993), PhD in Experimental and Comparative Pathology (University of São Paulo (1997) and postdoctoral fellow by the Universidade Paulista (2014). He is currently a professor at Universidade Paulista (UNIP) and Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul and professor at the Medicine course at Centro Universitário São Camilo. He has experience in Morphology, with emphasis on Neurobiology.
Mahidol University
Clinical Sciences and Public Health
Roschong Boonyarittichaikij received her D.V.M. from Chiang Mai University (Thailand) in 2004. Following graduation, she completed Masters in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2010. In 2018, she received her PhD in Veterinary Science from Ghent University (Belgium). She is currently working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University (Thailand). Her professional interests include exotic pets and wildlife medicine.
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Universidad Maimonides
Dr. Borrás obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also has a Master’s degree in zoonoses prevention and control. He is an in infectious and parasitic diseases in small animals specialist. He is a member of TroCCAP, ISCAID and ISFM. He has published different scientific articles in national and international journals. He is an associate editor of Parasites & Vectors. He is a researcher at Maimonides University and advisor to different national organizations and private institutions. His interests are clinical research on parasitic and infectious diseases of canines and felines.
Vetmeduni Vienna
Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Dr. Christina Braun is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia® of the American and European boards of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She received her specialist training at the University of Georgia (USA), where she worked five additional years as assistant professor. In 2012, she joined the team of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria). In addition she joined in 2022 Louisiana State University as a visiting professor. Christina graduated from the Free University of Berlin (Germany) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She followed her studies of veterinary medicine with a doctorate at the University of Berne (Switzerland), while working as a research associate at the AO Research Center Davos (Switzerland). Christina’s mission is to increase animal welfare by fostering interest and understanding in Veterinary Anesthesiology by pursuing research on the interaction of anesthetics and cardiopulmonary physiology and providing resources to veterinary students, technicians, and colleagues. Dr. Christina Braun is a member of the WSAVA scientific committee.
Ipswich Veterinary Group
Pine Mountain Veterinary Clinic
Scott grew up in Pentland, North Queensland, where he spent his pre-university years on the family’s cattle and small cropping property. In 1994 he graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors) from the University of Queensland. For the next nine years he enjoyed working in mixed animal veterinary practice both in Australia and the United Kingdom. In 2002 he was admitted by examination as a Member of the Small Animal Medicine Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Scott completed a two-year residency in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition at the University of California-Davis in 2005 and was admitted by examination to the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. After another year on staff at the University of California as a specialist in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, he returned to Australia. Scott currently works full-time in general practice as a principal for the Ipswich Veterinary Group. He is also an on-line consultant for the Veterinary Information Network and lectures veterinary students at the University of Queensland. He is a very happy father of three and still loves his job. He is passionate about optimizing nutrition for pets in a clinical settling.
Tomàs Camps Morey obtuvo su Licenciatura en Veterinaria, sus Masters en Etología Clínica en Pequeños Animales y en Investigación Animal, así como su Doctorado en la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). Es diplomado por el Colegio Europeo de Bienestar Animal y Medicina del Comportamiento (ECAWBM). Ha trabajado como veterinario etólogo en la Fundación Hospital Clínic Veterinari de la UAB e investigador y docente en la misma Universidad (departamento de etología y bienestar animal) desde 2009 hasta 2017. Actualmente es el director del servicio de medicina de comportamiento y bienestar animal en ETOVETS (Centro de referencia en Medicina del comportamiento en Mallorca España). Es co-autor de los libros “Cambios de comportamiento asociados al dolor” – Servet (ed.), “Manual práctico de etología clínica en el perro”, “Manual práctico de etología clínica en el gato” y del “Manual práctico de etología clínica del perro para ATVs” – Multimédica ediciones veterinarias (ed.). Además, es ponente habitual en congresos tanto nacionales como internacionales y es el presidente del Grupo de Especialidad en Medicina del Comportamiento Animal de AVEPA (GEMCA).
Egresado de la FMV de la UNMSM en 1990. Dedicado a la oftalmología desde el 2000. Residencia y pasantía en oftalmología en Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia y México. Organizador, asistente y ponente en diferentes cursos y congresos en oftalmología veterinaria. Diplomado en oftalmología veterinaria. Docente invitado en diversas facultades de medicina veterinaria del Perú. Miembro de la International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO). Presidente de la Asociación Peruana de Oftalmología Veterinaria (Apovet).