Tadeusz Frymus, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine
Petra Bizikova graduated at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice [Koshice], Slovakia in 2001with honors. She subsequently joined one of the largest private veterinary clinics in Slovakia at that time, where she worked for four years and focused primarily on internal medicine,dermatology and clinical pathology.
A personal quest to improve her skills and medical knowledge in veterinary dermatology led her to multiple, self-funded, externships at private referral dermatology clinics and university teaching hospitals in Europe and in the United States. A fortunate trip to North Carolina State University gave her the chance to start an internship followed by a residency in veterinary dermatology and immunology PhD. She became boardedby both American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology in 2010 and defended her PhD in 2012. As a result of her PhD, she was able to identify the major target autoantigen in canine pemphigus foliaceus.
After finishing PhD, she then joined the Dermatology Faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 as a clinician-scientist with a main interest in autoimmunity and atopic dermatitis. She is alsomanaging equine dermatology at the NCSU.
Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Dr. DeNicola currently serves as the Chief Veterinary Educator for IDEXX Laboratories, helping develop various educational opportunities for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in addition to serving a 25% commitment to pathology service. He received his DVM degree in 1978 and a PhD degree in 1981 from Purdue University, where he worked as a veterinary clinical pathologist and director of the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Clinical Pathology Residency Program until September 2002. Dr. DeNicola was an instructor in veterinary clinical pathology and surgical pathology from 1979-2002. During Dr. DeNicola's term at Purdue University, he received all possible teaching awards and recognitions as well as various service awards associated with the clinical pathology laboratory activities. He has been an invited speaker to more than 150 national and international educational symposia for parasitology Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians and has authored or coauthored more than 120 refereed articles, book chapters, and books. In addition to being the primary service pathologist for diagnostic cytology and surgical pathology requests in the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory at Purdue prior to 2002, Dr. DeNicola ran a private pathology service with four other pathologists, providing diagnostic cytology and surgical pathology services to practicing Veterinarians.
Dr. JD Foster graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. His training in extracorporeal therapies was achieved from UC-Davis, where he was the first long-distance nephrology fellow under the training of Dr. Larry Cowgill. He was faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he reopened an extracorporeal service providing hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and plasma exchange. He now runs a Nephrology & Urology Service at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, where he also directs the Extracorporeal Therapies Service. Dr. Foster research interests include nontraditional uses of extracorporeal purification, acute kidney injury, and glomerulonephritis. He has lectured internationally on these subjects and has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in nephrology and urology. He is the current president of the American Society of Veterinary
RCVS & EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons by meritorious contribution to clinical practice.
After creating and heading the neurology/neurosurgery service at large referral practice in the UK for 14 years, Laurent joined CVS Referrals in March 2019. Laurent is currently Clinical Director of Vet Oracle Teleneurology which provides neuro-imaging reports all across the globe. He has also overall clinical responsibility of the clinical neurology services across the CVS referral network as well as learning and development neurology stream leader. His main clinical and research interests are cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-imaging and feline neurology. Laurent has published widely in the field of neurology and is a regular speaker on the national and international continuing education circuit. He is past-president of the ECVN, past chief examiner of the ECVN examination committee and co-editor with Simon Platt of a recently published textbook on Small Animal Neurological Emergencies.
Kris Gommeren DipECVIM-CA, MSc, PhD
Kris graduated and performed an internship and a residency in internal medicine at Ghent University and became a diplomate in internal medicine in 2009.
He briefly worked in a referral practice in the Netherlands, before moving to Li?ge University where he completed a PhD on cardiac effects of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in companion animals. Since 2008 he is in charge of the ECC-service at Li?ge University, and remains involved in the internship and residency training program in internal medicine. Besides this work in a university setting Kris is the current president of EVECCS, is an internal medicine consultant for a veterinary laboratory, and finally helps his wife both in her 2-vet small animal practice, as in trying to raise their 2 children…
DJ Haeussler, Jr.
Dr. DJ Haeussler, Jr. grew up in the Cincinnati area as the son of Dr. David Haeussler, a small animal general practitioner.
Dr. Haeussler always wanted to be a veterinarian as he always heard the stories his father would tell when he got home from work. He finished his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and then received his doctorate in 2006. He then went to New Jersey where he finished two internships at Garden State Veterinary Specialists and then returned to his alma mater, The Ohio State University to complete his residency. While at The Ohio State University for his residency, he completed a Master of Science degree and earned the top award for professional student research at Ohio State as well as the top resident award for professional research at the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 2010.
Dr. DJ Haeussler, Jr. has been published in Veterinary Ophthalmology as well as Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His publications have been referenced in the gold standard textbook, Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. DJ Haeussler, Jr. has also published a photographic atlas to help better help veterinarians and veterinary technicians identify ophthalmic disease in dogs and is entitled Recognition of Canine Ocular Disease: A Photo Atlas, Volume 1. Dr. Haeussler has also served as a part-time ophthalmology consultant and clinician at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dr. Haeussler is a board certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Dr. Haeussler also serves on the ACVO Public Relations committee and is a member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association Board of Trustees.
- DVM – Purdue, 1980
- Internship – University of Illinois 1980 – 81
- Private practice in South Bend, Indiana 1981 - 1985
- Resident in internal medicine – The Ohio State University 1985 - 88
- MS degree – OSU, 1990
- Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine) 1992
- Diplomate, ACVECC 1993
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I have served as director or co-director of the Companion Animal Intensive Care Unit since 1988. Primary clinical and research interests include critical care and recognition and treatment of pain.
- Born 2/18/1956
- Married to Trudi Bowen, DVM
- I have one daughter from previous marriage (Alyssa) born 10/6/91, and two daughters with Trudi (Emma (born 10/21/04) and Olivia (born 7/12/2009).
Farming: My family and I are incipient organic farmers in Granville County, NC.
Bicycling: Until 2001 I was an amateur competitive cyclist; since then I simply ride when I can, about 5,000 miles per year, mostly recreational & commuter road riding.
Planetary astronomy: I have a couple of telescopes but will remain less active in this until my cycling legs give out.
Diplomate, American and European College of Veterinary Emergency.
The head of the Emergency and Critical Care unit and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
Specialization: sepsis, trauma, pathology of hemostasis, сritical сare, immunology.
Participation: Intensive care.
Dr. Kelmer finished her Veterinary studies at the Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2000.
She then went on to perform a master's degree in Immunology, followed by a rotating internship and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care, all at the University of Columbia Missouri, USA.
Following her residency, she served as faculty at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
And in 2008 she returned to Israel and became head to the Emergency and Critical Care unit at the Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital were she presently practices and teaches.
Her areas of interest are environmental emergencies, coagulation in sepsis and trauma.
Catherine Lefevre, DVM, Dip.ECAR
Veterinarian from Liege University (Belgium) in 1988, work in private practice with a strong interest for breeding and reproduction in small animal.
1998-2003 : few hours speaking at Liege university on neonatal environment EVSSAR (European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction) member from the beginning of the society, participating to almost all congress. Elected in the board in 2011, and then Secretary for 4 years.
Have followed some reproduction courses such as the first organised EVSSAR courses (2002-2003-2004), then participating as a speaker.
ECAR (European College for Animal Reproduction) diplomate in 2007.
Also passionate saluki breeder : first litter in 1991, some National, international and European lure coursing Champion are issued from my small breeding.
Bachelor of Science with Honours from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada 1980 DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1984.
- Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, 1993.
- Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College, 1995.
- President of Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, 1997-1999.
- Diplomate European Veterinary Dental College,1998.
- AVD-Hill’s Research and Education Award 2005
- Member of the European exam committee 2008-2013
- Secretary of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry 2015-2017
- President of the World Veterinary Dental Congress 2015-2019
- Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry Certificate 2017
After running a mobile referral practice in British Columbia for several years, Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services Ltd. This is a dental referral center where three other boarded dentists also work. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal, J Vet Dentistry, Compendium of CE for the Veterinarian and chapters in veterinary books such as “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats”, BSAVA manual, and Veterinary Clinics of North America, to name a few. He enjoys teaching both for universities and at conferences around the world. His areas of interests are orthodontics, maxillofacial reconstruction techniques, and of course wildlife.
Added to the regular day to day work, he teaches yearly 15 to 20 week-end courses in North America, courses at the European Vet Dental School in Halmstad, Sweden; lectures at the Veterinary Dental Forum and the European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry. Moreover, he tries to present lectures at one or two international meeting, such as WVC, WVDC, WSAVA, VMX (NAVC), yearly. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
Small animals reproduction specialist.
Member of European College of Animal Reproduction
Specialization: Reproduction. Artificial insemination
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.
In 2006, he became the head of CERCA (Center of Research and Clinics in Small Animal Reproduction, ENVA). In 2007, he became ECAR diplomate.
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). He is member of the Reproduction Council of the French Kennel Club.
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 became co-head of the scientific committee of CRESAM society.
Dr Levy is also involed in clinical researchs as schedule C-section, prostatits diagnosis, BPH blood markers (ODELIS CPSE® test), pediatric surgery and breeding soudness.
In 2008, he co-developped the first private center dedicate to reproduction and pediatrics in dogs and cats in South of France (CRECS). He is still very involved in vetenarian education through a website (www.vetreproduction.com), teaching in european vetschools, and regular lectures/workshops in France, Europe and overseas.
Dr. Leo Londoño graduated from University of Florida, college of veterinary medicine in 2011, then pursued a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in 2012.
Then, he completed his residency in emergency and critical care at University of Florida in 2015 and received his board certification from the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2016.
Since July 2015 Dr. Londono has been a clinical assistant professor of emergency and critical care and director of the hemodialysis unit at the University of Florida.
He received his certification in hemodialysis and extracorporeal blood purification techniques from UC Davis in 2018.
Dr. Londoño's research interests include renal and non-renal applications of extracorporeal blood purification techniques, endothelial and glycocalyx pathophysiology in the critically ill, and hospital acquired acute kidney injury (AKI).
He was born and raised in Colombia, and lectures internationally with a major focus in Latin-American countries where he brings his knowledge on critical care nephrology and has helped to set-up veterinary dialysis centers.
Specialization: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Utrecht, NL
Department Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Utrecht University, The Netherlands (NL)
Education & Career:
Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for treatment of pituitary–dependent hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. 30.10.1997, Utrecht. Cum laude.
1. Intervertebral disc degeneration in the dog, spinal surgery, cranial surgery.
2. Oncogenesis and surgery of pituitary adenomas in the dog and cat.
Hanna Mila, DVM, PhD
Hanna Mila graduated from Wrocław Veterinary Faculty (Poland, 2009), where she worked during two years at the Clinic of Small Animal Reproduction. In 2012, she joined the Clinic of Small Animal Reproduction at the Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). In September 2015, she received her PhD degree with the work on determinants of survival in puppies. Today, Hanna Mila is a lecturer at the Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) teaching canine and feline facilities. Her research interests focus on canine neonatology and pediatrics, and particularly the risk factors for puppies’ and kittens’ survival, their monitoring and management during the first months of life.
Dr Leiva was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, where she received her Veterinary Degree from the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB). She completed a small animal rotating internship, followed by a European Residency in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology) at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UAB. In 2005, she was awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO dipl) and joined the Ophthalmology Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UAB. She earned her PhD in 2007 from Autonomous University of Barcelona. Currently Marta is working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, where she has been training ECVO residents since 2005. During the last years, Marta has been actively working for the ECVO, as a member of the Evaluation Residency Committee (ERC), member of the Examination Committee (EC), and member of the Executive Committee. Marta is author of multiple international and national papers, as well of different chapters in international well-known ophthalmology books. Marta is an international lecturer, being her main areas of interest cornea, foals ophthalmology and the ocular signs induced by infectious diseases. Besides ophthalmology, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Catalonian outdoors with her dogs.
John S. Sapienza, DVM, DACVO
Chairman received his Bachelor of Science and veterinary degree from Cornell University. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine & surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, and a three-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sapienza is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, and the consultant veterinary ophthalmologist at the Bronx Zoo and the N.Y. Aquarium.
Dr. Sapienza is the head and department chairman of the ophthalmology section at New York’s largest private practice referral center Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York. His special interests in ophthalmology include: phacoemulsification cataract surgery, glaucoma surgeries and vitreoretinal procedures for retinal re-attachments. He has lectured extensively throughout the Continental United States, Hawaii, Japan, Europe and South America. Dr. Sapienza speaks fluent Spanish, and is a frequent lecturer in Spain, as well as North and South America, for interactive advanced courses in Spanish.
John is married to his lovely wife, Dr. Angels Prades-Sapienza, a veterinarian from Barcelona, Spain, and they have two wonderful children, Marc and Angelina. The Sapienza family enjoys their extended pet family of 3 dogs.. John enjoys traveling with his family and in his down-time, tending to his garden, fig trees and grape vines.
Brian A Scansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences Colorado State University
Section Head, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
Dr Scansen is originally from Snohomish, Washington and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Oceanology and Zoology from the University of Washington. He attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, pursued a concurrent Master’s thesis in feline virology, and graduated summa cum laude in 2004 with DVM and MS degrees. He went on to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Ohio State University and stayed at Ohio State for a residency in Cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center (New York, New York)
He served as an Assistant Professor on the faculty of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2009 to 2015 before moving to Colorado State University where he has been an Associate Professor of Cardiology and Service Head of the Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Section since 2015. He has published over 200 original journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, and scientific abstracts related to cardiac disease in animals. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology and is a Founding Member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy Society. He lectures internationally on topics including congenital heart disease, cardiac imaging, and interventional cardiology. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging with a particular emphasis on cardiac CT, and minimally invasive therapeutics for the heart and vasculature.
Stephene Smith, BVetMed (Hons.), CertZooMed, DipECZM (Avian), MRCVS
EBVS European Specialist in Avian Medicine and Surgery
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Steve graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK, in 2002.
In 2006 gained the RCVS certificate in zoological medicine and in 2008 he completed a 4 year European College of Zoological Medicine internship and residency programme in the avian specialty.
In 2011 Steve became an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Avian Medicine and Surgery and in 2016 also became an RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
Following his residency he spent 8 years in first opinion and referral avian and exotic practice before taking on his current role as the vet at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital - the UK’s largest and busiest wildlife centre.
Steve has served on may professional committees, and recently completed a 6 year term as secretary for ECZM.
He has lectured at many conferences and widely to vets, students and members of the public on all aspects of avian medicine and surgery and is a current lecturer on the RVC MSc in Wild Animal Health and a guest lecturer at Nottingham Vet School. Steve is regular consulted by Councils and animal welfare charities for legal expertise and is experience in providing veterinary service to the film and TV industry, including being the main vet for the Harry Potter productions.
His main areas of clinical interest include avian orthopaedics, pet chickens, wild bird rehab and release, legislation and use of animals in the entertainment industry.
When not working, his main interests are sitting volleyball; where he referees, plays and manages a local team, and also spending time with his wife and 5 year old daughter.
Priv.-Doz., Dr. med. vet., Dr. habil., DipECVIM-CA
Stefan Unterer is the head of the gastroenterology service at the Clinic of Small Animal Internal Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich/Germany. He completed his internship and residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Z?rich/Switzerland and University of Georgia/USA. Stefan Unterer became board-certified by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2003. After one year in private practice, he returned to academia and became a faculty member at the University of Munich/Germany. He finished his habilitation thesis in 2016. His clinical research projects include the intestinal microbiome, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea in dogs, intestinal barrier function and longterm consequences of acute enteritis.
BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVN (Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist ®), Diplomate ECVCN (EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition).
She obtained her veterinary degree in 2000 and her PhD in animal nutrition in 2005 by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She worked as a post doctoral researcher in feline nutrition at the University of California Davis (UCD), where she also completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is board certified in veterinary nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN®) and by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrion (ECVCN) since 2010, and is currently the past president of ECVCN. After working as the chief of service of the veterinary teaching hospital nutrition service in Barcelona (UAB) for 6 years, she is now a consultant in clinical nutrition for Expert Pet Nutrition (www.expertpetnutrition.com) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and has written several articles and book chapters on the topic of companion animal nutrition.
Lance C. Visser, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Cardiology Department of Medicine & Epidemiology
School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis
Dr. Visser is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and obtained a BS in 2007 and combined DVM/MS in 2010 from Michigan State University. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University in 2011 He completed a combined residency/MS program in Cardiology at The Ohio State University in 2014 Dr. Visser joined the University of California, Davis in 2014 and is currently an Associate Professor of Cardiology.
His primary research interest is improving the noninvasive assessment of cardiac structure and function with an emphasis on the assessment of the right heart.
D.V.M., M.S. Diplomate A.C.V.O. Professor Emeritus, Comparative Ophthalmology Past Chair, Veterinary Clinical Sciences The Ohio State University
Dr. Wilkie was born in Toronto, Canada and obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph, Canada. He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University to begin a 3-year residency and Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology. He received both his Masters degree (MS) and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988. He was hired in 1988 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, was promoted to Associate Professor and then to Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He served as the Department Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 2015-2018. In addition, Dr. Wilkie served a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. He is currently Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. Dr. Wilkie has trained 21 residents who are Board Certified in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and 3 Diplomates in Japanese Comparative Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Wilkie has provided advanced training in ophthalmology to 20 graduate students and over 34 veterinarian ophthalmologists from 12 countries. Dr. Wilkie is author of 105 articles, 104 abstracts and 46 textbook chapters, and serves as a research consultant to numerous national and international research facilities. He has served as an editor of several textbooks and is currently a reviewer for 25 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals and serves on the Editorial Board of 9 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals. He is the past chairperson of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Examination Committee and Past-President for the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Wilkie currently serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Foundation board. In addition, Dr. Wilkie has served on the Editorial Review Board and as Associate-Editor for Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Wilkie is currently the Editor and Chief for the journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is an international speaker having presented seminars in the USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain, Russia, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, Slovakia, Hungary, South Korea and the Czech Republic. Dr. Wilkie is a respected teacher both at the University and internationally. He has twice been nominated for the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and for the Merck/AgVet Award for Creativity in Teaching. He received the Omega Tau Sigma Alumni Gamma Award in 2000, the Dr. Charles W. Fox Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2012, and the National Gamma Award for Distinguished Service in 2014 at Ohio State University. He was awarded the North American Veterinary Conference - Equine Speaker of the Year Award in 2013. He has been twice nominated for the AAVC Faculty Achievement Award (2016/2017) and received this award in 2017. In 2019 he received the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Recognition Award. Dr. Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology. He is married to Dr. Susan
Johnson, also Professor Emeritus, and they have 2 children who are now both physicians. In addition to work, Dr. Wilkie plays hockey and enjoys downhill skiing, wilderness whitewater canoeing, windsurfing, scuba diving and life at the cottage in Canada.
Florian Willmitzer, DVM
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Member of European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, ECVDI®
Florian Willmitzer was born in Vienna, Austria, and raised close to Vienna. Heobtained his veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in 2001 After his military service he worked in a big referral clinic north of Vienna with the main focus on diagnostic imaging. This was followed by 7 years working in the Radiology department at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. The doctoral thesis was finished 2007 in the same department.
2012he moved to Zurich for the participation and completion of the ECVDI Residency Program at the Vetsuisse-Faculty University of Zurich. Since 2017 he works as radiologist in a private referral clinic near Zurich.
Veterinary dermatologist, diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (the Estonian University of Life Sciences)
Since 1995, Dr. Belova has been working as a veterinary practitioner, and she has devoted 13 recent years exclusively to dermatology.
Her key patients are dogs and cats, more rarely – horses and other animals.
Since 2005, she has been a Dermatology speaker of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, teaching Clinical Dermatology to graduate students.
In 2007–2011, she took a residency program in the European College of Veterinary Dermatology in the University of Zurich, successfully passed the examination and became a certified dermatology specialist.
She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, a member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, a Member of the Estonian Small Animal Veterinary Association.
She participates actively in continuous education programs, providing training to trainees from Estonia, Russia and Baltic countries in the clinic.
To date, she has prepared and given more than 70 dermatology lectures and master classes in the Russian, English and Estonian languages.
The professional interests are patients with atopic dermatitis, histopathology, clinical photography.
Speaker of NVC2013, NVC2014, NVC2016.
Veterinary doctor, the Haabersti veterinary clinic, Tallinn, Estonia
Specialization: infectious and internal cat diseases
Participation: Cat Diseases
The founder and president of the Estonian Felinological Association
A member of international felinological societies – ISFM, FAB, Cornell Feline Health Center, AAFP, a representative of the Baltic states in FVF, a member of ISCAID (the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases)
Her specialization started in 1997 when she was working with the FELIX international cat lovers club.
Infectious cat diseases were of the greatest interest, and Dr. Sjakovskaja started her research of these diseases in the Estonian feline population. Later she studied blood parasites of cats (hemotropic mycoplasmas), toxoplasmosis, bartonellosis with Michael Lappin (Colorado, USA) and Severine Tasker (Bristol, UK).
Participation in congresses and conferences:
- 2002 – 2013 – the congresses of IFSM, the International Society of Feline Medicine
- 2009 – Cornell Feline Health Center; the annual feline health symposium, Ithaca, USA
- 2010, 2012 – ISCAID conferences for specialists in Infectious Diseases, Toulouse, France, and San Francisco, USA
- 2013 – the 2nd World Cat Congress, Barcelona, Spain
- In 2002 she took practical training in the SE Veterinary Hospital, Portland, OR, USA.
- 2010 and 2012 – the Baltic Forum
- 2012 – the Reproduction section of the Moscow Veterinary Congress
- 2012 – the Ural infectious cat diseases veterinary conferences, Ekaterinburg
- 2012 – the annual workshop on infectious cat diseases in Crimea, Sevastopol, Ukraine
- 2012 – “A new look on reproduction of dogs and cats”, Kiev, Ukraine
When Dr. Syatkovskaya is not working or studying, she likes to spend time with her family. She has a 15-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.
She has 5 dogs – 3 wire-haired dachshunds and 2 Central Asian shepherd dogs.
Dr. Syatkovskaya was the speaker and head of the Cat Diseases section of NVC2013, NVC2014, NVC2015, NVC2016, NVC2017.
The topics of her speeches as NVC 2013 and 2014 were:
- An overview of diagnostic tests used by a general practitioner for diagnosis of infectious cat diseases
- Interpretation of in-clinic results and laboratory test results
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis – diagnostic pitfalls
- How I treat a cat with acute / persistent vomiting
- Feline leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infections. Diagnosis. Interpretation of test results. Maintenance of infected animals
- In-practice testing. Laboratory testing. An interactive discussion of cat infection diagnosis options
- Infectious anaemias in cats
- Organization of clinic visits comfortable for cats. What is to be known and done?
- Early spaying / neutering
- Idiopathic cystitis in cats
- 1992 – 1999: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Zooengineer, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology
- 2008 – 2012: Alternate Dermatology Residency, European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD)
- 2000-2003 – Veterinary doctor, general practice. Belyi Klik Veterinary Hospital, Krasnaya Presnya 6/2, bld 2, 123242, Moscow, Russia
- 2003 – Dec 2018: Dermatology referral service – the head of the department, Belyi Klik Veterinary Hospital, Krasnaya Presnya 6/2, bld 2, 123242, Moscow, Russia
- Jan 2019 – present: assistant professor of Dermatology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536, USA.
Continuing professional education
- Katerina constantly attends professional international meetings and workshops
- Ekaterina’s clinical training was prformed in several Universities of USA, Germany and Sweden, in referral practice in UK, Sweden and USA.
Membership in professional associations
- 2005 – present: European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD)
- 2008 – present: International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology (ISVD)
- 2012 – present: European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD)
- Kuznetsova E, Vysokikh A, Bourdeau P. First description of demodicosis in 12 galagos (Galago senegalensis). Veterinary Dermatology 2012: Volume 23, issue 1, pp.61-65..
- Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Sonya Bettenay, Lyubov Nikolaeva, Monir Majzoub, Ralf Mueller. Influence of systemic antibiotics on the treatment of dogs with generalized demodicosis. Vet. Parasitology. 2012 Aug 13;188(1-2):148-55.
- Advances in veterinary dermatology. 7.9. Why biopsy bald patients? Sheila M.F. Torres3 and Philip Roudebush
- M. Linek (Chairperson) and E. Kuznetsova (Secretary)2 Published Online: 14 JUN 2017, DOI: 10.1002/9781119278368.ch7.9
Honours and other awards
- 2007: RSAVA (Russian Small Animal Veterinary Association): “Award for contribution in the development of Russian Veterinary Medicine”
- 2013: RSAVA (Russian Small Animal Veterinary Association): “Golden Lancet for professionalism”.
Continuing education presentations
Ekaterina has given more than 160 lectures in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland and Switzerland.
Head of the Intensive Care Department, the Zoolux chain of veterinary clinics, Kiev, Ukraine.
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology.
Participation: Intensive Care, Management and Nurses
Professional interests: intensive and critical care, anaesthesiology.
Dr. Yakimchuk graduated from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, speciality – Veterinary Doctor.
In 2014, he became head of the Intensive and Emergency Care Unit of the Zoolux veterinary clinic (Kiev). Since 2016, he has been Deputy Chief Doctor.
He is an active participant of workshops and conferences. He attended the ECVEEC conferences in Lyon (France) in 2015 and in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 2016. He completed practical training on the basis of the Environmental Management University of Wroclaw in 2015 (Poland) and in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
He organizes educational programs for technicians, resident doctors and doctors working in his area of specialization.
He is a member of EVECCS and VECCS.
Business coach, marketing specialist, founder of the Corporate Online Institute, service manager of the Klyk+ veterinary clinics, Perm.
Specialization: personnel training, service quality assessment, standards development, negotiations, marketing mix (4P, 7P).
Participation: the Customer Service stream.
Bachelor of Social Science (Perm State Technical University, Perm), 2012 - Master of Marketing, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Perm.
2007 - 2012 - Promotion consultant, the advertising agency of Procter&Gamble.
2012 - 2014 - Corporate coach in the Vipaks company specializing in video surveillance systems.
2014 - Opening of the Corporate Online Institute. Collaboration with veterinary clinics such as Artemida Plus, Yoshkar Ola, Klyk Plus, Perm, Aibolit Plus, Moscow, Medvet, Moscow.
The main advantage is personnel training based on empathy, creation of added value, trust with respect to the client and care with respect to the patient.
Hobbies: rabbits, travel, the Spanish language and underwater snorkelling.
Chief doctor, the Innovative Veterinary Center of the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin, Moscow; PhD in Veterinary Science; full member of AOVet, an international association of traumatologists; associate professor of the Veterinary Surgery Department.
Specialization: traumatology, neurosurgery, neurology.
Education and work experience:
1999-2004 - the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.
2004-2006 - assistant and post-graduate student of the Veterinary Surgery Department, the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.
2008 - to present - associate professor of the Veterinary Surgery Department, the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.
2008-2010 - veterinary doctor, the Veterinary Center of the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.
2010 - to present - the chief doctor of the Innovative Veterinary Center of the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin.
Dr. Akimov has about 10 published scientific works in veterinary traumatology and neurosurgery.
He is a frequent speaker of veterinary surgery academic conferences.
He is teacher of the osteosynthesis basic level and advanced level training courses for veterinary doctors provided within the scope of the educational program of the Innovative Veterinary Center of the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin.
April 2014 – training at an AOvet Course – Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management, Zagreb, Croatia.
October 2014 – training at an AOvet Course – Advances in Small Animal Fracture Management, Leeds, United Kingdom.
The PhD thesis theme: Surgical correction of unstable thoracolumbar injury in dogs.
Alex Arzhaev, DVM
Stream: Intensive Care
Senior anaesthesiologist – critical care veterinary doctor, head of the Surgery Department and the ICU, the Svoi Doctor chain of veterinary clinics, Moscow.
Specialization: intensive and critical care, surgery.
Participation: Cats diseases.
In 2005, Dr. Atanasova graduated with honours from the Agrarian Faculty of the RUDN University, speciality – Veterinary Medicine.
In 2003 – 2005, she was working as a veterinary assistant of the Anaesthesiology Department in the Biocontrol veterinary clinic.
In 2006 – 2011, she worked in private practice.
In 2011 – 2015, she started to work as an anaesthesiology specialist and then became head of the Anaesthesiology, Critical and Intensive Care Departments of the Rehabilitation Veterinary Center and the Lebedi (“Swans”) chain of veterinary clinics.
In 2014 – 2015, she worked as an anaesthesiology and critical care specialist of S.A. Yagnikov’s VetProfAlliance Center for Veterinary Surgery.
At present, Dr. Atanasova is working with A.V. Chernov as an anaesthesiologist in projects of the VESK Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy School.
In May 2015, she joined the team of the Svoi Doctor chain of veterinary clinics.
Continuous Education Courses:
In 2005, within the scope of undergraduate training, she took 3 weeks’ practical training in specifics of anaesthesia in horses in the Domӓne Tiereklinik Karthaus veterinary clinic (Doctor Viktor Baltus) in Germany.
In 2013, she took 2 months’ practical training in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, working in departments of anaesthesiology, intensive care and cardiology.
In 2014, she took 3-week individual practical training in specifics of anaesthesia of lions in Longleat Safari Park in the UK under Jonathan Cracknell’s supervision.
In 2015, in addition to experience with lions, she got experience with Pacific walruses.
Seminars and conferences:
She lectures and provides practical training in anaesthesiology for young professionals. In 2015, she was a lecturer in the joint project of the Svoy Doctor chain of veterinary clinics and the Innovative Veterinary Centre of the Moscow Veterinary Academy “Anaesthesiology – from simple to complex”.
Chief doctor, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic in the Strogino district, Moscow (the Belyi Klyk veterinary group). Veterinary doctor, endocrinologist.
Dr. Belenson was born in 1975 in Primorsky settlement of Khasansky district of Primorsky Krai.
From 1992 to 1998, he studied at the Veterinary-Sanitary Department of the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology (MSUAB).
He has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary group since 1999. In 2001, he started to work as an anaesthesiologist in surgery teams.
Approximately at the same time he became interested in veterinary endocrinology. He has achieved certain success in this area. He managed to streamline diagnosis of endocrine system diseases of dogs and cats and gained experience in treatment of diabetes mellitus, Cushing syndrome, hypothyroidism, Addison disease and some other endocrine disorders.
One of his priorities is to XXX surgical treatment of the Cushing syndrome in dogs.
Dr. Belenson is involved in preparation of workshops conducted by the Society of Veterinary Surgery. He takes part in the annual Moscow Veterinary Congress as a speaker. His professional interests include endocrinology of companion animals.
Veterinary cardiologist, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: ?ardiology, Management
Dr. Bokaroyv loved animals since childhood, so he chose the profession of a veterinary doctor with great pleasure.
In 2000, he finished lyceum school No. 1158, became a student of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology and graduated with honors in 2005.
In 2003, he began to work in the university veterinary clinic.For three years, he was a clinical diagnosis teacher in his university and participated in research.
In 2006, he took an advanced training course in Cardiology in RUDN University.
In 2004 – 2013, he worked in the Asvet veterinary clinic, where his career progressed from a veterinary assistant role to the director for development role.
Since 2007, he has been working as a cardiologist in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
He is a speaker of national and international conferences, workshops and practical masterclasses.
Veterinary doctor of the Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow.
Specialization: intensive care.
Participation: Intensive Care.
In 2010, Dr. Vasechkina graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin
In 2007, she started to work in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic as a veterinary assistant.
In 2010, she became a resident doctor of the intensive and emergency care unit of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Since 2012, she has been working as a doctor of the intensive and emergency care unit.
Head of the Nephrology Department, the Svoy Doctor veterinary clinic, the Innovative Veterinary Center of the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin, PhD in Veterinary Medicine, veterinary nephrologist, Moscow.
Specialization: nephrology, urology, cat diseases.
In 2011, Dr. Voytova graduated with honours from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, speciality – Veterinary Medicine.
From September 2011 to 2014, she was a PhD student of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Surgery of Animals of the Agrarian Faculty of the RUDN University.
On 18.12.2014, she defended her PhD thesis in Veterinary Medicine “The clinical and morphological substantiation of the use of phosphate binders in cats with chronic kidney disease".
Continuous education and teaching activities:
A frequent participant of major veterinary conferences, a participant and a speaker of veterinary nephrology and urology events.
Dr. Vysokhikh is a leading veterinarian doctor of the Moscow Zoo, and she treats exotic animals in the Bely Klyk veterinary clinic.
Specialization: diseases of wild and exotic animals
Participation: Exotic Animals Diseases
She decided to enter the RUDN University to become a veterinary doctor suddenly, to keep company to her friends in the riding group.
As a fifth-year student, she started to work in the Unior (Junior) veterinary clinic as an assistant. After graduation from the RUDN University in 2003, she started to work in the same clinic as a doctor and chose treatment of exotic animals as her specialization.
Since 2003, she has also been working in the Moscow Zoo.
Every year, she improves her knowledge and skills in the field of treatment of zoo and exotic animals going to Europe and the USA for practical training (the Bronx Zoo, New York, the San Francisco, San Diego, Omaha Zoos).
In 2010, she took a training course in endoscopy in Kurgan from Dr. A. Chernov.
Every year, she gives speeches at the International Veterinary Congress in Moscow in the Exotic Animals stream. She gives lectures to owners of exotic pets.
She is a regular participant of annual conferences of the EAZW and AAZV.
Her most favourite patients are ferrets. Her favourite professional field is surgery.
In her free time, she practices yoga and target shooting, studies Spanish and pottery.
Her dream is peace and harmony.
Surgeon, the Biocontrol veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, vertebrology
In 1996, Dr. Garanin graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin. He worked as a surgeon in the Biocontrol, Belyi Klyk, Zoovet veterinary clinics. He considers himself to be a pupil of Professor V.N. Mitin, and Professor Vladimir Mitin, in his turn, considered him to be his pupil.
In 2007, he defended his PhD thesis “Use of extracorporally irradiated replants for preserving surgery in dogs with spontaneous malignant bone tumours”. He made veterinary surgery educational videos of the Veterinary Surgery Society.
He focuses on oncology, traumatology, orthopaedics, vertebrology. His favourite profession is not his only interest, he enjoys music, non-commercial tourism, shows interest in history, technology, fishing and tries to get his family members and colleagues interested in the same.
Chief doctor, the Cobra veterinary clinic, Krasnogorsk, the Moscow region.
Specialization: anaesthesiology, diseases and anaesthesia of wild and exotic animals.
Participation: Diseases of Exotic Animals.
A veterinary anaesthesiologist. In 1994, Dr. Gershov graduated from the Moscow Veterinary Academy.
Since 2000, he has been chief doctor of the Cobra veterinary clinic and head of the Anaesthesia Department of the Cobra veterinary clinic.
He has taken various ESAVS courses in veterinary anaesthesiology, field anaesthesia of wild animals, veterinary medicine of wild and exotic animals. He participates in various veterinary workshops and congresses as a speaker every year. Since 2008, he had been conducting regular workshops on anaesthesia in wild, exotic and zoo animals.
He is a full member of EAZWV, the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, and a full member of the Veterinary Association of Anaesthesia “The Institute for Development of Veterinary Intensive Care, Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine – VITAR”.
Veterinary neuropathologist, head of the Neuropathology Department, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow.
In 2000, Dr. Dubovitskaya graduated with honours from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin
Since 1999, she has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
She is a member of ESVN (the European Society of Veterinary Neurology). She attends international conferences of EVSN, WVC, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Since 2001, Dr. Dubovitskaya has been annually participating in the Moscow International Veterinary Congress as a speaker.
Since 2003, she has been specializing in veterinary neurology.
Since 2005, she has been actively using electroencephalography in veterinary practice. She took a training course in computer electroencephalography at the Neurosoft Scientific Production Association.
Since 2006, she has been an active participant and organizer of master classes in neurology, spine surgery, neurocritical care of the Eduvet continuous education school in Russia.
Her current spheres of interests in neurology are anticonvulsant therapy, electroencephalography, therapy of inflammatory chronic diseases of the nervous and neuromuscular system, myasthenia.
Veterinary dermatologist, the Doctor Vet veterinary clinic, Ryazan
Specialization: dermatology, endocrinology
In 2006, Dr. Karyaeva graduated with honors from the Ryazan State Agrotechnical University specializing in Veterinary Medicine, and later took a post graduate course there.
In 2010, she defended her PhD thesis in Physiology and worked as a university teacher for some time.
In 2012, she fully dedicated herself to practitical activities with a focus on treatment of small animals.
She got interested in dermatology in 2013, when she attended lectures of Ekaterina Kuznetsova and took practical training in the Dermatology Department of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic (Moscow) several times.
In 2013, she studied in the Summer Veterinary Dermatology School of Svetlana Belova (Tartu).
In 2017, she took a training course and practical training in endocrinology in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic under the guidance of Dr. Maxim Belenson.
She participates in veterinary conferences, workshops and master classes on a regular basis, and gives a lot of time to self education.
Veterinary cardiologist, head of the Cardiology Department, the Belyi Klyk Veterinary Clinic, Moscow, president of the Society of Veterinary Cardiology.
- In 1993, Dr. Komolov graduated from the Veterinary Academy.
- In 1992, he started to work as a general practitioner.
- In 1998, he pursued specialization in anaesthesiology and intensive care.
- Since 1999, he has been specializing in small animal cardiology.
- He has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic since its foundation.
- In 2002, he established and headed the Society of Veterinary Cardiology. He is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology.
He is head of the Cardiology Department of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
He is a frequent speaker at various veterinary conferences and master classes held in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Bulgaria.
He regularly holds small animal cardiology CE courses, he has trained 80 doctors in 9 groups.
For many years, he has been an organizer of the annual conference of veterinary specialists.
He is a winner of the Golden Scalpel award in the nomination “The Speaker of the Year”.
Veterinary doctor, the Neuropathology Department, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow.
Specialization: neurology, behavioural medicine.
Participation: Behavioural Medicine.
Since 2011 to present, she has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
She treats small animals with nervous disorders and behavioural problems in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
She is an active participant of the St. Petersburg Veterinary Conference and the National Veterinary Conference, the organizer of the Behavioural Medicine stream sessions for NVC2017 and NVC2018.
She was a speaker of the National Veterinary Conference 2014 and 2015, Moscow.
She was a speaker of the Moscow International Veterinary Congress 2015 and 2016, Moscow.
She is the organizer and speaker of neurology modules of the Training Center of the College of Veterinary Specialists, 2017-2018.
She participated in a veterinary conference on neuropathology - the European Symposium of the C.L. Davis DVM Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, in 2015.
She participated in the neurology stream of the ACVIM veterinary conference, USA, Washington, in 2017.
PhD, chief doctor, the AS Vet veterinary clinic, Novosibirsk, head of the Department of Science and Education, the VetUnion veterinary laboratory, Moscow
Specialization: parasitology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology
Participation: Infectious and Invasive Diseases, Cat Diseases
Dr. Konyaev was a university teacher of histology, biology and basics of ecology, veterinary parasitology, veterinary and sanitary expertise and ecology of parasite species for 12 years. He regularly works with specialists of Asahikawa Medical University (Japan) on problems of zoonotic parasitic diseases.
- The Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the Novosibirsk State Agrarian University
- The Summer School, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)
- A post-graduate course, the Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Konyaev is one of the most sought after speakers on veterinary parasitology of dogs and cats in Russia.
His activities have been supported by reputable scientific foundations:
- Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
- 2010-2013 Studies in Representatives of the Genus Echinococcus and the Genus Taenia, Molecular Identification and Coevolution
- The grants of the Novosibirsk Mayor’s Office
- Parasitic Diseases in Zoo Animals
- Prevalence of Giardiasis in Domestic Canivores in Novosibirsk, with M. Bortsova
- A grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research “Origin and Molecular Evolution of Cestodes and Nematodes – Parasites of Humans and Domestic Animals”
- Secretary of the Novosibirsk Branch of the Society of Parasitologists
- President of the Society of Veterinary Infectionists
- Winner of the Golden Scalpel award of the Russian Small Animal Veterinary Association in the nomination “For Professionalism”, 2012
The sphere of knowledge and interests are not confined to pets and cover wild carnivores, too. The results of research findings have been published in various national and international journals.
Veterinary dentist, chief doctor, the Radenis veterinary clinic, Zelenograd.
Participation: the Dentistry stream.
In 1997, Dr. Kornilova graduated from the Moscow Academy of Applied Biotechnology.
She worked in veterinary clinics of Moscow and the Moscow region.
In the recent years, veterinary stomatology has been her area of interest.
She is a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society; a frequent participant of the European Veterinary Dental Forum and educational events dedicated to veterinary dentistry in Russia.
At present she is the chief doctor of the Radenis veterinary clinic in Zelenograd.
Veterinary doctor of the Intensive and Emergency Care Unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: anaesthesiology, intensive care
Participation: Intensive Care, Management, Customer Service and Nurses.
In 2009, Dr. Krasnova graduated from the RUDN University, speciality – Veterinary Medicine. As a student, she started working in the Zoovet veterinary center, first as assistant, then as a rehabilitation therapist, and after graduation – as an anaesthesiologist. Later, for one year, she was the head of the Anaesthesiology Department of the Zoovet veterinary center. In 2013, she worked as the chief doctor in the branch of the MedVet veterinary clinic in Vernadsky Prospect. Since 2014, she has been working as a veterinary doctor of the Intensive and Emergency Care Unit of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
She has been a speaker of conferences of the Zoovet veterinary center, the Moscow Veterinary Congress, anaesthesiology conferences of the Biocontrol veterinary clinic, the National Veterinary Conference, the Volga Veterinary Society, internal seminars of clinics in various cities of Russia (Kazan, Belgorod, Yoshkar-Ola, Vologda).
She took part in conferences of SEVC in Barcelona, EVECCS in Prague, Small Animal Medicine in Warsaw, took practical training in the intensive care unit in the 1pets Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Professional interests: treatment of acute conditions, sepsis, pain and analgesia.
Molecular biologist, Head of the Molecular Genetic Diagnostic Department of the POISK Independent Veterinary Laboratory, St. Petersburg.
Specialization: diagnosis of infectious and genetic diseases in dogs and cats, diagnosis of tumours with use of molecular biological techniques.
Participation: Infectious and Invasive Diseases.
In 2003, Dr. Krylova graduated from St. Petersburg State University.
Courses, master classes, seminars:
2012 - Urs Giger’s seminar “Genetic issues and congenital disease in dogs”.
2009-2014 - the annual St. Petersburg Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference.
2015 - ESVP-ECVP Annual Meeting, Helsinki, Finland.
2016 - Veterinary Oncology and Clinical Pathology Meeting, Visegrád.
She was a speaker at the following events:
2010-2016 - the annual St. Petersburg Veterinary Laboratory Conference.
2014 – the St. Petersburg Internal Medicine Conference.
She is a speaker of the Hill’s Continuous Education School, St. Petersburg.
In 2015, she held webinars for Hill’s, seminars for Bayer (Chelyabinsk, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg) and Merial (Kazan).
In 2016, she held webinars for Purina (Vladivostok, Saratov).
In 2017, she participated in the 13th All-Russian Conference of Veterinary Oncologists and the 16th Baltic Veterinary Conference in Irkutsk.
She was a speaker of the National Veterinary Conference NVC2014 and NVC2017.
Research and practical interests: molecular biology, molecular genetic techniques in diagnosis of infectious and genetic diseases, development of diagnostic test kits, mechanisms of inheritance of genetic diseases in small animals. Use of molecular biology methods in diagnosis of oncological diseases.
Veterinary doctor of the ICU, anaesthesiologist and emergency care specialist, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology
Participation: Intensive Care and Nurses
In 2007, Dr. Lezhneva graduated from the RUDN University, speciality – Veterinary Medicine.
In 2005, she started to work as a veterinary assistant in the Zoovet veterinary center. In this period, she got interested in anaesthesiology and emergency care, which later became her specialization. From 2007 to 2009, she worked as an anaesthesiologist – intensive care doctor in the Zoovet clinic. Since 2009, she has been working as an anaesthesiologist in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
She is a speaker of veterinary conferences and international congresses. In 2009, she was awarded with the diploma “For the best report on small animal veterinary anaesthesiology”.
She has a Cane Corso and a non-pedigree cat.
Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialist
Head of the Dentistry Stream Scientific Committee
In 2005, Dr. Makarov graduated from the Military Veterinary Institute.
In 2006, he started to work as a veterinary doctor in the municipal Kalinin District Veterinary Clinic of the South-East district of Moscow.
In 2011 - 2013, he worked in the Belyi Klyk (“the White Fang”) veterinary clinic.
Since 2015, he has been the chief doctor of the Dzhungli (“Jungle”) veterinary clinic.
Since 2017, he has been the head of the dentistry and oral surgery unit of the Innovative Veterinary Center of the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin.
He has been interested in veterinary dentistry since 2004. As a student of the Military Veterinary Institute, he made a report on treatment of pulpitis in dogs at the students’ conference at the Moscow Veterinary Academy named after K.I. Skryabin. In the same year, he performed his first prosthetic restoration of teeth in dogs.
He took some courses in human and veterinary dentistry, including “Implantology Basics”, “A course in face surgery and oral surgery of the Faculty of Continuous Education for Doctors of the Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute”, “Endodontic treatment - from diagnosis to problem solution”, “Current approach to endodontic treatment”, “Segmented arch technique in orthodontics”, “Contemporary orthodontic treatment. The Basic Course”, “Contemporary orthodontic treatment. The Advanced level”, “Contemporary endodontics for professionals: root canal shaping, irrigation and obturation techniques”, “Dental record completion, ultrasonic cleaning, extraction of teeth in the dog and cat”, “The SWING philosophy: the goal is functional occlusion”, “Oral soft tissue surgery”, “Osteoplasty”, “Oral diseases in dogs, from young to old”, “Orthodontic treatment planning. KORI”, “Rostral maxillectomy and mandibulectomy laboratory. Jaw fracture repair laboratory”.
In 2008, he took practical training at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Liège.
In 2009, he participated in the 11th Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) in Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In 2012, he defended his thesis on prosthetic restoration of cutting and canine teeth in dogs by cobalt-chromium alloy stump pin tabs.
He is a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society.
In 2016, he took practical training at the Veterinary Dentistry Service, Cape Town, South Africa, under supervision of Dr. Cedric Tutt BVSc, MMedVet(Med), Diplomate EVDC, MRCVS, Past President of the European Veterinary Dental College.
In 2016, he took a dental radiography training course at the 25th European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2017, he took a training course “Gum recession, comparative analysis of surgical techniques” at Simkodent.
In 2017, he took an osteoplasty training course at Simkodent.
Senior doctor, the Intensive and Critical Care Unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology
Participation: Intensive Care.
In 2007, Dr. Maltseva graduated with honours from the RUDN University.
In 2004, she started to work in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic as a veterinary assistant, received training from the leading specialists of the clinic, studying in-depth anaesthesiology, intensive care and emergency care. Since 2007, she has been working as an anaesthesiologist and emergency care specialist of the ICU.
2007 – A. Komolov’s cardiology continuous education courses;
2012 – study visits to the Emergency Neurological Support Department of the Hospital Named after Burdenko;
2014 – practical training in the ICU, the Animal Medical Center, New York, USA;
A participant of EVECCS and ESICM congresses;
A participant of the Moscow International Veterinary Congress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), the Small Animal Oncology Conference (2005), the ISFM symposium (2012)
A permanent speaker of the National Veterinary Conference (NVC);
A speaker of the All-Russia Veterinary Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Conference;
A speaker of the Inter-University Veterinary Surgery Conference (2010);
A lecturer of the anaesthesiology, emergency care and intensive care continuous education training courses for veterinary doctors in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
An exotic animal specialist, surgeon-anaesthesiologist, the Pride municipal veterinary oncology center, Saint Petersburg.
Specialization: exotic animals, surgery, anaesthesiology
Participation: Diseases of Exotic Animals
A full member of AEMV, a participant of the National Veterinary Dental Union
2008–2009 – an optimization specialist of the Exotarium Department of the Leningrad Zoo
2009 – training in the Terrarium Department of the Moscow Zoo under the supervision of Dr. Vasiliev D.B.
2008–2009 – master classes in diagnostic ultrasound, radiology and anaesthesiology
2011 – training under the supervision of Peter Fischer’s (USA) based on the Vetdoctor veterinarian clinic (Ekaterinburg)
2013 – ICARE 2013, Weisbaden, Germany
2013 – a master class in rabbit and rodent surgery by Dr. F. Harcourt-Brown (Great Britain), ICARE
2013 – a master class in surgery in pet birds by Dr. Brian Spira (USA) ICARE 2013
2015 – ICARE 2015 Paris (France)
2015 – training under the supervision of David Williams (Great Britain) in ophthalmology of exotic animals.
2016 – training in the Dentalvet education veterinary center in dentistry in rabbits and rodents
Senior veterinary doctor the Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow.
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology.
Participation: Intensive Care and Nurses.
Fields of interest:
A permanent speaker continuous education courses in anaesthesiology, emergency care and intensive care for veterinary doctors in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
A speaker of the National Veterinary Conference (NVC).
A speaker of the conference "Intensive Care for a General Practitioner”, Tomsk, August 2014.
An exotic animal veterinarian,the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: Exotic animals
Participation: Diseases of Exotic Animals
In 2009, Dr. Nikitina graduated with honours from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.She worked on her graduation thesis in the General Genetics Laboratory of the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences where she successfully practiced small rodent surgery (vasectomy, embryo transfer, etc). As a veterinary surgeon, she participated in experiments on rodents in the State Institution Scientific Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after the honorary academician N.F. Gamaleya.
In 2010, she started to take practical training in exotic animal veterinary medicine in the Cobra veterinary clinic in Krasnogorsk, the Moscow region, under the supervision of Dr. S. Gershov and Dr. M. Vasina.
In May 2011, she participated in workshops and practical classes “Rodent, Ferret and Reptile Diseases” organized by the Ural Association of Veterinary Practitioners. The lead speaker was Peter G. Fisher (Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, Virginia, USA).
In 2012, she took practical training in veterinary herpetology in the Moscow Zoo under the supervision of Dr. D. Vasilyev.
In October 2013, she attended the lectures of the Exotic Animal Diseases stream (mammals, reptiles, birds) at NVC 2013. The lead speakers were Paul Gibbons, President of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, USA, and Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, the owner and emergency and critical care specialist of the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, USA.
In May 2014, she took an advanced training course “Veterinary Cytology. Morphology” in the Continuous Education School named after professor V.N. Mitin. The course focused on effusion and tumor cytology.
She is a frequent participant of various veterinary conferences on dog, cat and exotic animal therapy, surgery and anaesthesia.
In 2013, she made a speech at the 21st Moscow International Veterinary Congress on tactics of treatment for diabetes in degus and at the Baltic Forum of veterinary Medicine and Food Safety on the approach to diagnosis and treatment of abdominal pain in Guinea pigs.
From September 2009 to June 2014, she worked in the Zoovet veterinary center. She started as an exotic animal veterinary assistant, then she worked as a veterinary assistant in the therapy, surgery and in-patient care departments (in this period, she was worked a lot with dogs and cats). After that, she was a veterinary intern, and since June 2011, she has been an exotic animal veterinary doctor. She has been a frequent speaker at master classes of the Zoovet veterinary center since she started to work there.
Her areas of interest in veterinary medicine are intensive care, oncology and pathomorphology.
Veterinary dermatologist, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Dr. Nikolaeva was born in Moscow.
Her love for the veterinary medicine must have been innate, though her decision to become an animal doctor came as a complete surprise to her family and friends. Nobody paid attention to her first attempts to study morphology of frogs when she was two years old. When she was a pupil of the 9th form, it became clear that, though she was a very good pupil of a school with in-depth study of English, no alternative professions would be considered, and her mother resorted to an extreme measure - she took her daughter to the Moscow Veterinary Academy on the Open Day in a hope that a visit to the dissecting room would bring her to her senses. Alas! Luba was so delighted by the visit to this institution that she filed her application to two higher educational institutions at the same time - the Veterinary Faculty of RUDN university and the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin. Love for animals and dedication to the profession provide a good support on the challenging path of a veterinary doctor…
- In 2001-2006, Dr. Nikolaeva studied in the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin.
- In 2002-2007, she worked in various veterinary clinics, first as a veterinary assistant and then as a doctor.
- Since 2007, she has been working as a veterinary dermatologist of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Membership in professional associations:
- Since 2009, she has been a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology.
Continuous education and specialization:
Dr. Nikolaeva is continuing her education, attending various international conferences and reading professional literature, inter alia, in English.
- 24-25.11.2007 – the Veterinary Dermatology Workshop co-organized by the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD and ECVD), Tallinn, Estonia
- 17-19.09.2009 – the 23rd Annual Veterinary Dermatology Congress co-organized by ESVD and ECVD, Bled, Slovenia
- 23-25.09.2010 – the 24th Annual Veterinary Dermatology Congress co-organized by ESVD and ECVD, Florence, Italy
- 03-06.11.2010 – the Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Workshop of Pfizer, Tenerife, Spain
- 08-10.09.2011 – the 25th Annual Veterinary Dermatology Congress co-organized by ESVD and ECVD , Brussels, Belgium
- 12-14.10.2011 – the 8th Symposium on Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases of Merial, Budapest, Hungary
- 12-15.03.2012 – the Veterinary Dermatology Conference of Royal Canin, Le Grand, France
- 24-26.05.2012 – a Feline Dermatology Masterclass, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Dr. Nikolaeva speaks at conferences and conducts dermatology master classes in various cities of Russia on a regular basis.
In 2012, the public medal “For achievements in veterinary science” was awarded to her in accordance with the Medal Regulation approved by the Veterinary Medicine Department of the Russian Academy of Agriculture Sciences.
Her pets are two Tsverkshnautsers and a cat, and from time to time she brings home the kittens she rescues.
She enjoys travel, dancing, landscape and urban photography.
Dr. Nikolaeva is a perfectionist - she likes when things are done in the ideal way, when pet owners are happy, the office is clean and patients get well. After she had joined the department, the activity level increased and more positive changes started to occur in its work. She is not afraid of work, enjoys learning, and she is a real treasure for the clinic and for the patients.
Veterinary doctor, the Laska veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: exotic mammal diseases
Participation: Diseases of Exotic Animals
In 1994, she started to work with mouse-like rodents in the Kandalaksha Nature Reserve.
In 1998, she worked as a veterinary assistant.
In 2001, she graduated with honours from the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology, speciality – Veterinary Medicine.
In 2001, she started to work as a general practitioner and treated exotic mammals as well.
Since 2009 to present, she has been working in the Laska veterinary clinic specializing in exotic mammal diseases.
She takes part in Russian and international congresses and master classes on small animal diseases every year.
In 2014, she took a training course with certification “Exotic Pets Medicine & Surgery I” of the European Veterinary School for Advanced Study in Brno, the Czech Republic.
She is a full member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).
Head of the Hemodialysis Department of the Belyi Klyk (The White Fang) veterinary hospital, Moscow.
Participation: Intensive Care, Nephrology
Alisa showed interest in biology and chemistry already at school. When she was a pupil of the 10th and 11th forms, she took training at the college of the First Medical Institute. In 2010, she graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin with honours and received a degree of a Veterinary Doctor.
Before entering the academy, she had started to work in a private house call veterinary service. When she was a third year student she started to work at the municipal veterinary clinic of the Central Administrative District and in the Belanta veterinary center.
Since 2013, Alisa has been interested in replacement therapy extracorporal methods based on experience of Russian and international veterinary doctors. Since 2014, she regularly takes part in CE courses for medical doctors in the hospital named after S.P. Botkin in Moscow.
Since 2016, Alisa and N. Krutitskaya have acted as the organizers of the hemodialysis service in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Veterinary doctor, anaesthesiologist - intensive care specialist, the EXPERT veterinary clinic, Voronezh.
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology.
Participation: Intensive Care
Dr. Olenchuk graduated from the Voronezh State Agrarian University named after Emperor Peter I, specializing in Veterinary Medicine.
From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a veterinary assistant in the STATUS veterinary center in Voronezh.
From 2016 to 2018, he worked as an anaesthesiologist - intensive care specialist in the STATUS veterinary center in Voronezh.
At present, he is a veterinary doctor, anaesthesiologist - intensive care specialist of the EXPERT veterinary clinic in Voronezh.
Continuous Education Courses:
He is a frequent participant of regional, all-Russian and international conferences, congresses and master classes on small animal diseases.
Senior Veterinary Intensivist, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic
Favourite Emergency and Critical Care medicine topics: hemodynamics physiology, monitoring and management; sepsis, ARDS, mechanical ventilation and respiratory monitoring; parenteral nutrition; management of a veterinary clinic
Graduate of secondary medical school No. 8, speciality – Nursing Care, and the RUDN University, speciality – Veterinary Doctor
Results of scientific activities at the university: a number of guidelines on parenteral nutrition of dogs and cats were adopted by the Belyi Klyk, Center, Biocontrol and MiV veterinary clinics
Studying at university, Artem worked as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Municipal Hospital No. 8.
He has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic since 2004.
He considers Dr. N. Malyshev and Dr. M. Orlova to be his teachers. Artem took training in cardiology and echocardiography from Dr. A. Komolov and in anaesthesiology from Dr. E. Skachenko.
Since 2009, he has been the head of the anaesthesiology and emergency care residency program of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
In 2010 – 2016, he was head of the ICU of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic
Since 2016, Dr. Pavluchenko has been combining work in the veterinary clinic with duties of the CEO of the Education Center of the College of Veterinary Specialists.
Membership in professional associations:
- EVECCS and VECCS
- The Association of Veterinary Anaesthesia “The Institute for Development of Veterinary Intensive Care, Anaesthesiology and Emergency Care – VITAR”
- Vice-president of the Russian Veterinary Association of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Care – VITAR (since 2015)
- Editor of the "Anaesthesiology and Emergency Care" section in The Journal of Modern Veterinary Medicine (since 2013)
- Chairman of the Intensive Care section of the National Veterinary Conference (since 2013)
- Dr. Pavluchenko regularly conducts CE training courses for veterinary doctors in anaesthesiology, emergency care and intensive care in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic (since 2014) and in the Education Center of the College of Veterinary Specialists (since 2016)
- A speaker of the Continuous Education School edu.vet.ru (2012)
- A permanent speaker of the National Veterinary Conference (NVC) (since 2013)
- A co-speaker of the workshop “So Many Tubes” (together with I. Yankin) in Moscow (since 2013), Tomsk, Rostov-on-Don and Chelyabinsk (2014)
- A keynote speaker of the conference “Intensive Care for a General Practitioner”, Tomsk, August 2014
- A speaker of the intensive care conference “Acute Circulation Failure, Acute Respiratory Failure, Fluid Therapy”, 18–19 October 2014, Chelyabinsk
- A permanent speaker of conferences of the Russian Veterinary Association of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Care – VITAR (since 2015)
Executive Director, the Klyk+ veterinary clinic, Perm Head of the WarmContact veterinary call center.
Participation: the Customer Service stream.
Since 2012, Alfiya has been working in the position of the Executive Director of the Klyk + veterinary clinics, Perm.
In 2015, she organized a professional veterinary call center which operates as a subdivision of several Russian veterinary clinics.
General practitioner, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow.
Specialization: internal medicine, nephrology, endocrinology, laboratory diagnostics.
In 2006, Dr. Prokofyeva graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, speciality - Veterinary medicine, specialization - small animals.
She worked as a general practitioner in the Institute of Veterinary Biology and EuroVet veterinary clinics.
In 2009, she started working as a general practitioner in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
The key interests in veterinary medicine: nephrology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, laboratory diagnostics.
On numerus occasions, she took practical training in referral veterinary clinics of Germany, Finland, Austria and Turkey.
She worked as a volunteer with marine mammals.
She is a participant of international veterinary conferences NVC, SEVC, ECVIM, WSAVA.
She has attended the IRIS RENAL WEEK 2018 conference.
The main hobbies are horse riding, travel, mountain hiking, cinema.
She was born and grew up in St. Petersburg. She kept lots of various animals at home and was interested in biology. At 11, she started to do horse riding, and since that time she cannot imagine her life without horses.
Veterinary surgeon, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: surgery, orthopaedics, traumatology
Participation: Orthopaedics and Management
Dr. Samoshkin was born on 25 July 1981 in Moscow.
In 1998, he entered and, in 2002, he graduated with honours from the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin, speciality – Veterinary Doctor.
In 2001, he took training in osteosynthesis in the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics.
In 2003, he started to work as a surgeon, specialist in traumatology and orthopaedics of the Traumatology Center of the municipal veterinary clinic of the North Administrative District of Moscow.
In 2006, having completed a continuous education course of the Department of Education of the Russian Federation, he acquired specialization of a veterinary radiologist.
In 2007, he defended his PhD thesis on treatment of pseudarthrosis and non-union fractures in dogs.
Since 2007, he has been working in the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic as a surgeon, specialist in traumatology and orthopaedics.
He has published more than 20 scientific papers, has three patents, and he is a co-author of the guidelines on the treatment of elbow joint dysplasia in dogs.
Dr. Igor Samoshkin has PhD degrees in Veterinary Science in two specialities – Veterinary Surgery and Animal Pathology, Oncology and Morphology, he is a surgeon of the Experimental Department of the Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov (CITO), a full member of the Veterinary Society of Surgery, head of the Surgery Department of the Belyi Klyk clinic in Krasnaya Presnya street.
He is a frequent participant, both as a speaker and as an attendee, of small animal veterinary medicine congresses, workshops, master classes, continuous education courses.
PhD in Biology, general practitioner, the Veterinary Clinic of Neurology, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy, St. Petersburg.
Specialization: therapy, endocrinology, diagnostic ultrasound.
In 2007, Dr. Smirnova graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
She received a PhD in Biology.
Since 2005, she has been working in veterinary clinics with small animals.
Since 2009 to present, she has been working in the Veterinary Clinic of Neurology, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy, St. Petersburg.
Dr. Smirnova is a frequent speaker and attendee of various conferences and master classes.
Chief Veterinary Doctor, the Veterinary Clinic of Neurology, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy, St. Petersburg
Chairman of the St. Petersburg Veterinary Society – a WSAVA member
The editor-in-chief of the Veterinary St. Petersburg journal
PhD in Veterinary Science
Specialization: neurology, neurosurgery, traumatology, surgery.
In 1993, Dr. Sotnikov graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to the principal education, he participated in international congresses and attended master classes in Russia and abroad where foreign specialists shared their experience.
During his 18 years of practice, he has worked in four clinics of St. Petersburg, inter alia, he was chief doctor of the Chain of Veterinary Clinics closed joint-stock company. Since 2007, he has been working as the chief doctor of the Veterinary Clinic of Neurology, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy.
He is a frequent participant, speaker and organizer of veterinary conferences in various Russian cities (15–20 regional conferences per year on average) and 2–3 congresses and up to 10–15 master classes abroad (the United Kingdom, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan).
He is the author of more than 150 articles in various journals. He has made more than 500 speeches at veterinary conferences and congresses in most major Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Ivanovo, Saratov, Veliky Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, Togliatti, Vologda, Yaroslavl, Sochi, Bryansk, Izhevsk, Vladivostok as well as Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Scientific and practical interests, research, achievements:
In 2008, he defended the thesis “Diagnosis of Surgical Treatment of Discopathies in the Thoracolumbar Region of the Spine in the Dog 16.00.05 – Veterinary Surgery Moscow – 2008”.
In 1999–2000, thanks to coordinated and professional performance of the team, it became possible to put in practice X-ray contrast methods for diagnosis of spinal cord disorders and spine disorders, allowing to diagnose patients with spinal cord injury symptoms and to treat them successfully, using surgical and conservative methods.
In 2002–2003, he put in practice endoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy and otoscopy, in 2007 – diagnostic laparascopy.
In 2008–2009, he managed to adapt surgical endoscopy for use in veterinary medicine and started to perform gastropexy, cholecystectomy, thoracic duct clipping.
Veterinary doctor, intern of the intensive and critical care unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: intensive care, emergencies, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
Dr. Tipisova chose her profession when she was a child. When she was a pupil of the 8th form, she began to study in School 171 of Moscow State University focusing on biochemistry. Having finished school, she entered the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin and successfully studied there for one year.
Then she transferred to RUDN University and graduated from it with a speciality “Veterinary Doctor”. The subject of her thesis was “Efficiency of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in small animals”.
As a student she began to implement research activities, several research papers were published.
In 2014, she took training in the School of assistants of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic and worked as a Veterinary assistant of the Emergency and Intensive Care Department of the clinic.
In 2017, she became an intern and took internship in the Therapy Department.
Since 2018, she has been working as an intern doctor of the intensive and critical care unit of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
CEO at Ortho-Vet, a full member of AOVet, a member of VOS, a member of the Saint Petersburg Veterinary Society
Specialization: correction of long bone deformities; external fixators combined with passive computer navigation; distraction osteogenesis; 3D printed guides for correction osteotomy; 3D modeling, 3D planning, minimally invasive osteosynthesis
In 2006, Dr. Usov graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2009, he completed his postgraduate education at the Department of Animal Anatomy of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2013, he took training in use of transosseous osteosynthesis in veterinary medicine in Kurgan.
In 2014, he took training in basics of computer-assisted correction of deformities of long bones (the Ortho-SUV frame) in St. Petersburg.
In 2014, he took training in use of combined transosseous osteosynthesis in treatment of long bone fractures in St. Petersburg.
In 2015, he took training in use of transosseous osteosynthesis in treatment of orthopaedic pathologies in dogs.
He is a frequent speaker and attendee of events of the St. Petersburg Veterinary Society.
Internal medicine veterinary specialist, the Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Head of General Internship, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Organizer of the Dietology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology NVC streams.
Specialization: gastroenterology, dietology.
Participation: the Dietology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology streams.
In 2010, Dr. Zheltysheva graduated with honors from the Volgograd State Agricultural Academy with the Veterinary Doctor degree.
In 2010, she started to work in a veterinary clinic in Volgograd as a general practitioner.
In 2011, she successfully took a 7-day practical training course “Introduction into diagnostic endoscopy of natural cavities in small animals”, the Karl Storz Veterinary Endoscopy School.
Since 2013, she has been working as a veterinary doctor of the Diagnostic and Treatment Unit of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
Since 2016, she has been Head of General Internship of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic.
In 2015, she took practical training in gastroenterology in the Small Animal Hospital of the University of Bristol.
She is a frequent participant of veterinary conferences, including the Congress of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Veterinary doctor, Moscow
Specialization: Reproduction, laboratory diagnostics
Stream: Infectious and Invasive Diseases.
Olga Filimonova graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin in 2002.
After graduation and until 2004, she was a veterinary doctor of the Internal Medicine Department of the Center veterinary clinic.
In 2004, she returned to alma mater where she worked as an assistant at the Department of Anatomy and Histology and was a teacher of anatomy for students of the Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnical Faculties until 2010.
In 2010, she moved to the sphere of laboratory testing and worked in the position of a laboratory assistant at the State Veterinary Clinic of the Leninsky district, the Moscow region.
In August 2012, she became head of the Department of Laboratory Testing at the Center veterinary clinic in Moscow.
In 2013, she took a training course in reproduction at the Kolibri veterinary clinic.
Until November 2015, Dr. Filimonova was the chief doctor of the VET UNION veterinary laboratory, the project of the INVITRO group of companies.
Veterinary doctor, head of the clinical laboratory, the Vetdoctor veterinary clinic, Ekaterinburg.
Specialization: clinical laboratory diagnostics, pathomorphology, oncology.
Participation: the Laboratory Diagnostics stream
In 2011, Dr. Khairova graduated from the Ural State Agricultural Academy.
Since 2010, she has been working in the Vetdoctor veterinary clinic, Ekaterinburg.
Since 2012, she has been the head of the clinical and diagnostic laboratory in the Vetdoctor veterinary clinic, Ekaterinburg.
Since 2014, she has been the author and speaker of a course in veterinary haematology of the continuous education program for veterinary doctors of the Ural Association of Veterinary Practitioners..
Professional interests: oncology, pathomorphology, internal diseases.
Continuous Education Courses:
A frequent attendee and participant of the Moscow International Veterinary Congress and NVC, conferences and workshops of the Ural Association of Veterinary Practitioners in a wide range of disciplines.
Interests and hobbies: hunting dogs; the pets are Joy, an Irish Setter; Apriori Korolev, a Russian hunting sighthound; Podkidysh, a cat; a Central Asian tortoise and a Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps.
Intensive care specialist, the Crimea Veterinary Hospital
Specialization: intensive care, anaesthesiology
Participation: Intensive Care
Dr. Khomenko graduated from the Crimea Agrotechnological University in 2012.
In 2010, he started to work as a veterinary assistant in the Kentavr (Centaurus) veterinary clinic.
In 2012, he started to work as a general practitioner in the Veterinary Medicine Center in Donetsk, Ukraine.
In 2013 – 2014, he was head of the Veterinary Medicine Center in Donetsk, Ukraine.
In 2015, he worked as a technician in the ICU at the Advanced Veterinary Care in Salt Lake City.
Since 2016, he has been working as an intensive care specialist in the Crimea Veterinary Hospital.
Veterinary doctor, the Diagnostic Imaging Department, the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic, Moscow
Specialization: diagnostic imaging
Participation: Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Chernetsova was born in Elektrostal, a town in the Moscow Region, in 1982, and still lives there. Since childhood, her dream was to treat animals, and she did not think of any other professions.
Before entering the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin, she had worked in the Microbiology Department for two years. When she was a second year student of the academy, she felt that she needed practical training and started to work in small animal clinics in her spare time in order to gain practical experience.
She joined the team of the Belyi Klyk veterinary clinic when she was a fifth year student as a veterinary assistant and stayed there. She took a training course in radiography in the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin and mastered diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of her senior colleagues. At present, Dr. Chernetsova is a diagnostic imaging specialist in the Belyi Klyk clinic in Krasnaya Presnya street. She loves her job and misses it even when she is on vacation.
In her leisure time, she leads an active lifestyle – she enjoys downhill skiing and snowboarding, goes to the gym, meets colleagues and friends.
Veterinary doctor, rehabilitation therapist, the Zoostatus veterinary center, Moscow.
A Certifed Canine Rehabilitation Therapist who completed the international certifcation course for Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapists, the University of Colorado, USA (the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, CRI).
A full member of IVAPM (the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management).
Specialization: physical rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders, sport veterinary medicine.
Fromp 2006 to 2011, Dr. Chernyavskaya studied in the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin to become a veterinary doctor. While she still was a student, she got interested in veterinary surgery, specifcally, orthopedics and neurosurgery. When she was a second-year student, she started to work as a veterinary assistant in veterinary clinics in Moscow and in the vicinity of Moscow (including the Veterinary Center of the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K.I. Skryabin).
She took an active part in scientifc activities of the academy, made speeches at student conferences.
In 2008, she took practical training in the veterinary center in Helmstadt, Germpany (Klinik für Kleintieren Dr. Jenter).
After the fourth year at the academy, she attended the WSAVA congress in Geneva, Switzerland. After that, she radically changed her view on the situation in veterinary medicine in Russia and the paths of its further development.
From 2010 to 2012, she worked as a veterinary surgical technician and then as a surgeon’s assistant in the Surgery Department and ICU of the Biocontrol veterinary clinic. During this period, she was working actively on development of the operative technique for stabilization of the knee joint in canine patients with anterior cruciate ligament tear. Several articles on this subject were published (inter alia, in the journals listed by the Higher Attestation Commission) and several speeches were made at Russian veterinary conferences.
In 2012, she worked as an intensivist in the ICU of the Medvet veterinary center in Dompodedovo, the Moscow region.
Thanks to the opportunity to work in various departments and to try herself in various felds of veterinary medicine, she could trace down the patient history from the first consultation to the discharge from hospital. As a result, she got a from opinion that, at present, physical therapy modalities for orthopedic and neurological patients are not sufciently represented in our country.
In 2013, she took practical training in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zurich, Switzerland (UZH, Vetsuisse Fakultät).
From 2013 to 2015, she was the head of the Physical Therapy Department of the Medvet veterinary center in Prospekt Vernadskogo. Working there, she managed to put together a team of single-minded professionals with whom she was actively promoting use of physical rehabilitation modalities in veterinary medicine - several articles were published (both in professional journals and in editions for the general public), speeches at Russian veterinary conferences were made, and several videos for Russian state TV channels were recorded.
In 2017, she completed training under the international Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist Certifcation program at the University of Colorado, USA (CRI, the Canine Rehabilitation Institute). She is a full member of AARV (the Amperican Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians), a frequent participant of veterinary conferences included into the CE program, both in Russia and abroad.
The doctor has a pet, her former patient, a little dog Nyusha, rescued by volunteers and put back on her feet by rehabilitation therapists after a severe pelvis and spine injury.