Especialista Europeo y del RCVS en Neurología Veterinaria. Licenciado en Veterinaria por la Universidad de Murcia (1994). Internado general en Davies Veterinary Specialists en Inglaterra (2000-2001). Residencia en Neurología y Neurocirugía en la Facultad de Veterinaria de Glasgow (2001-2004). Diplomado por el European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) desde 2006. Especialista Europeo y del Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) de Londres en Neurología Veterinaria. Responsable del Comité de Educación del ECVN (2009-2012). Vicepresidente del ECVN desde 2019. Presidente de la Asociación de Veterinarios Especialistas Diplomados de España (AVEDE). Ha trabajado en Hospitales de referencia en el Reino Unido (Davies, AHT y la Universidad de Glasgow) y España (Ars Veterinaria 2008-2015). Revisor científico de las revistas JSAP, Veterinary Surgery, JFMS, JVIM, Clínica Veterinaria AVEPA y Centro Veterinario AMVAC. Co-autor de Libro “Neurología Canina y Felina” Ed. Multimédica 2012 y autor de numerosas comunicaciones en congresos europeos y nacionales. En la actualidad Socio fundador y Responsable del Servicio de Neurología/Neurocirugía de AÚNA Especialidades Veterinarias en Valencia (España), un hospital exclusivo de casos referidos en el que desempeña su labor clínica e investigadora con numerosos proyectos nacionales e internacionales. Sus principales áreas de interés incluyen tratamiento médico y quirúrgico de tumores cerebrales, malformaciones espinales y cerebrales congénitas, y enfermedades neuromusculares.
Beverly K. Sturges is professor and chief of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the University of California, Davis. She completed her DVM degree from Oregon State University in 1986 and practiced general mixed animal medicine and surgery in the US and abroad until 1995. In 1998, she completed a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at the UC-Davis and became ACVIM board certified in Neurology. In 2008, she completed the NIH program for training in Clinical and Translational Research and earned a Masterâ€™s degree in clinical research. Her primary research interests include intracranial surgery and novel treatments for brain tumors; spinal biomechanics and implant surgery, and stem cell therapies combined with surgery for treating spina bifida.
Dr. Brian Zanghi joined Purina in 2005 where he currently serves as a Senior Research Nutritionist in the Global Nutrition and Technical Communications Group at the Product Technology Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Zanghi earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science focused on canine nutritional physiology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky in 2004. He continued his training at the University of Kentucky, as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working on nutrient metabolism in aging animals. While at Purina, Dr. Zanghi has been studying canine and feline nutrition in the areas of hydration, body composition, sleep, cognition, behavior, and epilepsy in adult and older pets, as well as the role nutrition plays in optimizing performance of active dogs. Dr. Zanghi’s peer-reviewed publications span areas of adult and senior pets on locomotor activity patterns, sleep and circadian rhythms, body composition, hydration, and exercise, as well as recent publications on cognition and epilepsy.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Director of the Comparative Neuroimmunology & Neuro-oncology Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (2006). Thesis: Nonspecific Immunotherapy in a Rat Model of Malignant Glioma. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (1996). Visiting Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (2002-2006). Residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (1998-2001). Professional Interests in neuroimmunology, brain tumor diagnosis and therapy, inflammatory brain disease and epilepsy.
RCVS and EBVS® Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery. I graduated from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1999. I completed an ECVN approved residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at Ars Veterinary Specialist in Barcelona (Spain) in May 2011. I moved to the UK and initially worked as a neurology clinician at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in Newmarket. In 2014 I joined the Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, as a Lecturer in Neurology. I joined AndersonMoores Veterinary Specialists to head the Neurology service in May 2018. Recently, I have joined VetCT part-time and Hamilton Specialist Referrals and is looking forward to sharing his clinical experience in this new adventure!
Elsa Beltrán obtuvo su licenciatura en Veterinaria en Universidad Cardenal Herrera Ceu, Valencia, España, en 2002. Realizó un internado general en Medicina y Cirugía de Pequeños Animales en la Universidad de Barcelona (España) en el 2004. En el 2006 completó un internado de neurología seguido de una residencia en neurología y neurocirugía en el Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Reino Unido, obteniendo el Diploma del Colegio Europeo de Neurología Veterinaria (ECVN) en 2011. Trabajo durante 4 años como clínico especialista en neurología en la misma institución. En 2014, se unió al Royal Veterinary College de la Universidad de Londres, donde actualmente trabaja tiempo parcial como profesora en Neurología-Neurocirugía. Chairman del Comité de Educación del ECVN 2015-2020. Revisora científica de las revistas JSAP, Veterinary Surgery, JFMS, JVIM, Frontiers, VRU y Clínica Veterinaria de AVEPA. Autora de artículos en revistas nacionales e internacionales (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0807-7817). Autora de diferentes capítulos de libro en el ambito de la neurología veterinaria. Co-Editora de la quinta edición del Manual de Neurología Felina y Canina de la BSAVA. Ponente habitual en cursos de formación tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. Está interesada en todos los aspectos de la neurología veterinaria y la neurocirugía, pero tiene un interés particular en la neuro-oftalmología, neuroimagen y neurocirugía. Sigue su formación en la Educación Veterinaria, obtuvo el Diploma de postgrado en Educación Veterinaria en abril de 2019 y se convirtió en miembro de la academia de educación superior.
Médico Veterinario – U.B.A. – 1984. Especialista en docencia universitaria con orientación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Biológicas. 1999. Diplomado en Neurología Veterinaria. UNLaPam/Neurovet Argentina. 2014. Director del Programa de Residencia en Neurología. Diplomatura en Neurología Veterinaria. UNLaPam/Neurovet Argentina. 2014. Doctor de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. 2001. Profesor Titular regular Área Anatomía I y II. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, U.B.A. Obtenido por Concurso Universitario. 10 de junio de 2005. Autor de numerosos trabajos científicos sobre Neurología Veterinaria publicados en revistas internacionales con referato. Autor de 5 libros y de 16 capítulos de libros. Participación en numerosos Congresos Nacionales e internacionales, con presentación de trabajos de investigación. Disertante en numerosos cursos y conferencias a nivel nacional e internacional. Socio fundador, Vicepresidente (2009-2011) y Presidente (2011-2013, 2017-2019) de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Neurología Veterinaria. Socio fundador y Presidente (desde 2010) de la Asociación Argentina de Neurología Veterinaria.
Holger is currently Professor of Small Animal Diseases and the Head of Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover and the treasurer of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. He graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover in 2001, where he also did his PhD in Neuropharmacology studying basic mechanisms of drug-resistant epilepsy. He then completed his specialist clinical education doing an internship and a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The RVC also provided him with the chance to not only excel academically and clinically, but also in his leadership skills, going through the reigns from lecturer to head of service, clinical director of the Small Animal Referral clinic and last as head of department of clinical science and services. Holger is internationally known for his work in the field of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia and epilepsy. He was President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. Holger has been chairing the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force, which published recently seven consensus statements for canine and feline epilepsy and was a co-chair of the recent published ACVIM consensus statement about medical treatment of epilepsy. He has been a recipient of several Jim Bee educator excellent in teaching awards, the prestigious Bourgelat Award from BSAVA and the International Canine Health Award from the Kennel Club. He has published multiple books and book chapters, >200 articles, >130 conference abstracts, and is a frequent flyer on the international conference circuit.
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Ines graduated in 2001 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). After a few years working in small animal private practice in Spain, she moved to Scotland to undertake a Master degree in Radiology at the University of Glasgow. She felt very passionate about Diagnostic Imaging, and after finishing her Masters she started a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Glasgow. She passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2010. She has worked in several Universities (Illinois (USA), Sidney (Australia) and Zurich (Switzerland) for a total of seven years. During this period in Academia she has been fortunate enough to earn large teaching experience (with undergraduates and postgraduate students), has done extensive research (mainly focussed on Neuroimaging) and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She undertook a PhD degree in MR spectroscopy of the brain in dogs from the University of Bern-Zurich. Ines is very happy and honoured to be part of such a great diagnostic imaging team at Willows.
Licenciado en Veterinaria por la UCM en el año 2003 obtuvo el Diploma de Estudios Avanzados por la UCM en el año 2010. Tras cursar la residencia en Neurología veterinaria obtuvo el Diploma por el European College of Veterinary Neurology en el año 2013. Actualmente es el responsable del servicio de Neurología y Neurocirugía del Hospital Clínico Veterinario de la Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio así como de los hospitales de referencia VETSIA en Madrid y 4 de Octubre en La Coruña. Autor de diversos artículos relacionados con la neurología veterinaria en revistas nacionales e internacionales sus áreas de interés incluyen el tratamiento de tumores cerebrales caninos y la cirugía de columna.
John H. Rossmeisl is the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Director of the Veterinary and Comparative Neuro-oncology Laboratory at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He received the DVM degree from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, an MS in molecular biology from Virginia Tech, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialties of small animal internal medicine and neurology. He also holds joint appointments in the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence at the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Rossmeisl has worked for more than 20 years on elucidating the mechanisms that initiate and drive the formation of canine brain tumors, developing novel systems for the delivery of therapeutic agents to the brain and minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques, and the design and conduct of clinical trials in companion animals with central nervous system cancers leading to the publication of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Brain Tumor Association, American Kennel Club, and numerous private foundations. He serves on several national research advisory boards, including the National Cancer Institute’s Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium Steering Committee, and is a past-president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty of neurology.
Kaspar Matiasek is Professor and Section Head of Clinical & Comparative Neuropathology at the LMU Munich and runs the diagnostic neuropathology laboratory, which receives biopsies and postmortem samples of CNS, PNS and muscle from specialists all over the world. His special interests are brain biopsies, peripheral nerve and nerve root disorders, mitochondrial diseases, comparative neuro-oncology, developmental disorders and pathology of epilepsy. KM is member of the European Society & College of Veterinary Neurology and of the Munich Centre of Systemic Neurosciences – Brain & Mind. He furthermore heads the neuropathology chapter of the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. KM has been organiser and tutor of numerous workshops and seminars on veterinary and comparative neuropathology. He runs weekly neuropath rounds for ECVN residents and diplomates and is a regular presenter at the European Brain Camp, the European courses in Basic Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, the annual ECVN symposium and ACVIM Forum. For further information contact [email protected]
He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH, Greece). Thereafter, he worked for a few years in general and emergency private practices in the UK. He completed a rotating internship at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital (University of Cambridge, UK). Marios Charalambous started his training in neurology at Cornell University (USA), and then moved to Ghent University (Belgium), where he completed his ACVIM- and ECVN-approved residency. He also completed a PhD at Ghent University with focus on investigating novel treatment methods for canine status epilepticus and drug-resistant epilepsy. He has been recognised as a Fellow in Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK) and a chartered scientist (Science council, UK). In addition, he achieved several other awards including a post-graduate certificate in neurology and a post-graduate diploma in advanced human neuroimaging (University College London, UK). He has also been the past representative of the European Society of Veterinary Neurology (ESVN). Marios Charalambous has published several high-impact neurology-related scientific articles, with many aimed to enhance the therapeutics of seizure disorders in animals.
Mark is an EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology with clinical and business leadership experience. He is the clinical director for veterinary referrals at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital in Caste Donington, UK. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and contributions to textbooks. Key areas of interest include treatment of meningoencephalitis of unknown origin, feline neurology and movement disorders.
Natasha Olby completed her veterinary degree at Cambridge University in the UK in 1991. After a brief period spent in mixed general practice, she returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in spinal cord injury and a surgical training. Following completion of her PhD and post-doctoral research, she moved to North Carolina State University to do a neurology/neurosurgery residency and she has stayed at NCSU as a faculty member since then. She is currently a professor of neurology/neurosurgery and holds the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rhanna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology. She is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Neurology specialty and has published over 150 scientific papers, as well as more than 35 book chapters and serving as the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology. Her research interests are spinal cord injury, Chiari like Malformations and neurodegenerative diseases and her lab now has a major focus on aging of the nervous system. In all fields, her research uses clinical cases to generate translational data.
Nick Jeffery qualified from University of Bristol in the UK and has worked in primary care practice, private surgical / neurosurgical referral practice, basic science laboratories and university veterinary schools in the UK and USA. Nick specializes in neurology and neurosurgery with diplomas from ECVS and ECVN and PhD in neuroscience and recently has undergone specialist training in clinical trial design and analysis. In October 2016, following completion of two clinical trials for chronic spinal cord injury, Nick moved to join the neurology group at Texas A&M University where he works in both clinic and laboratory.
Patrick graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002. He then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in Brisbane, Australia before undertaking a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis. Patrick was admitted to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) and the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2007. He was subsequently appointed as a senior lecturer and head of neurology & neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London and then an Associate Professor at the NMBU School of Veterinary Science in Oslo, Norway. For the past four years Patrick has been practicing at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Patrick practices and teaches all areas of clinical neurology & neurosurgery, including the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical neurological conditions (performing intracranial and spinal surgery). Patrick has a particular interest in developing the use of advanced imaging in planning and performing neurosurgical procedures, and developing surgical treatments for pituitary tumours in dogs and cats.
European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.Paul Freeman has had a varied career spanning more than 30 years, beginning his working life as a mixed general practice vet. He developed a role as a referral orthopaedic surgeon, before in 2008 he began an alternative track residency in neurology based at Cambridge University. This led eventually to the European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology in 2014, as well as RCVS and European Specialist status. Paul became Principal Clinical Neurologist at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge in 2016, and since that time the neurology service in Cambridge has grown rapidly. Paul now works with four senior specialist colleagues, as well as supervising three residents, a PhD student and a Master’s student. His main research interests are spinal cord injury, in particular canine intervertebral disc herniation and fenestration. Paul has published a number of studies and reviews since beginning his career as a neurologist and has lectured widely both in the UK and overseas. In 2020 he co-authored a new textbook of neurology ‘A Practical Approach to Neurology for the Small Animal Practitioner’ aimed at general practitioners which was very well received.
Ragen is the Manager of the Pet IoT, AI and Digital Solutions Group at Nestlé Purina leading work to generate pet behavior and wellbeing insights. She has 20 years of experience in animal behavior research, the last 12 of which have been with Nestlé Purina using a holistic approach incorporating behavior, physiology and endocrinology to quantify affective states and temperament in dogs and cats. With this knowledge she aims to create products that cater to different behavioral needs of pets and to better understand and quantify the human-animal bond from the pet’s perspective. Ragen earned B.S. in Zoology, a B.A. in Foreign Language and Literature and a PhD in Applied Ethology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Her PhD research focused on Contrafreeloading behavior, a phenomenon whereby animals choose to work for food even when the same food is freely available, in grizzly bears, laying hens and laboratory mice. In addition, Ragen worked on other projects examining play behavior in piglets and children and means to reduce problem behaviors such as cannibalism in laying hens. Prior to joining Nestlé Purina Ragen held a post-doctoral research position in the Section for Ethology and Animal Welfare at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. Her post-doctoral research focused on the study of emotionality in dogs. Specifically, she explored new methodology to objectively evaluate positive emotions in animals. This included using Cognitive Bias and Contrast to measure emotional states and studying the ‘Eureka Effect’ (emotional reactions to learning) in dogs. She is now bringing this knowledge of animal behavior and emotions into the digital space to better connect owners with their pets. Ragen has a passion for sharing her vast knowledge of pet behavior and the human-animal bond. In addition to speaking at a variety of events for Purina, she serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals and is a contributing scientific expert for scientific congresses, roundtables and podcasts. In addition to her passion for animals, Ragen is also an avid dancer and has been an instructor of ballroom dance for many years. Ragen is based in Saint Joseph, Missouri where she lives with her husband, two children and two giant rescue dogs, Luna and Perry.
Dr. Ronaldo C. da Costa is a Full Professor and Service Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Ohio State University. He is co-editor of the Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology (Dewey and da Costa, 2016) and Guest Editor of a Veterinary Clinics on Spinal Diseases published in 2010. He is also the consulting editor of the Neurology Section for the 8th and 9th eds. of Ettinger and Feldman’s, and the 16th ed, of Bonagura, Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy. Ronaldo is the founding and current President of the Brazilian Veterinary Neurology Association and has served in numerous committees in the US and internationally. He has presented hundreds of continuing education lectures for Veterinarians in 18 countries all over the world. He has an active clinical and research program and has published over 110 scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. da Costa has also received over 30 awards for research, teaching and academic excellence, including 7 teaching awards at Ohio State University such as the Pfizer-Norden Teaching Excellence award (highest teaching honor in American Vet Schools) and the Excellence in Graduate Education Award in 2013 and 2016. He was a finalist in the selection of the National Pfizer Norden Award, the highest teaching honor for Professors in the United States of America.
Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz is a Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology Service Chief and Small Animal Medical Director at the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2005. She then completed her specialist clinical education doing an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, other internship in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego and a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
RCVS Recognized Specialist of Veterinary Neurology. Professor of Neurology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. Dr. Simon Platt qualified from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992; he was then an intern at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida. Dr. Platt is currently a professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. Currently, Simon serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC journal Today’s Veterinary Practice. Dr. Platt was made a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018.
Graduated from the veterinary school of Nantes in France and performed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Montreal in Canada and a neurology residency at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Canada. I became ACVIM-Neurology board-certified in 2018. Since then, I have been completing a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph and doing locums in several academic and private practice hospitals in Ontario and Quebec.
Current position: Associate Clinical Professor of Veterinary Radiation Oncology, Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1996, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Resident in Radiation Oncology, June 2005-September 2007, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Resident in Medical Oncology, August 1999-July 2001, University of California, Davis, California. Resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine, July 1997-June 1999, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Intern in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, June 1996-July 1997, The Animal Medical Center, NY, NY.Board Certification American College of Veterinary Radiology, Specialty of Radiation Oncology, 2007, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Oncology, 2002, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2000.
Licenciado en Medicina Veterinaria (1985), obtuvo su doctorado (1988) con una tesis sobre la glándula pineal del embrión de pollo en la Universidad de Zaragoza (España).
Después de un periodo de investigación postdoctoral en las Universidades de Reading (Reino Unido) y Guelph (Canadá), y de ser Profesor Visitante en la Escuela de Veterinaria de Glasgow (Escocia), es Profesor Titular de Anatomía Veterinaria en la Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) y miembro de la Asociación Americana de Anatomistas Veterinarios (AAVA). Durante los últimos años, la neuroanatomía clínica y la RM se han convertido en su principal tema de interés. Es parte del personal docente en neuroanatomía para el ECVN y el ACVIM en el “Curso de Neuropatología y Neuroanatomía” para residentes y aprendices en Neurociencias Veterinarias en Barcelona, y en el “Curso Avanzado en Neurociencia Veterinaria – Brain Camp” en Bolonia. También ha sido e invitado como profesor en otros cursos y seminarios nacionales. Ha publicado varios artículos y libros, y un una web que mantiene constantemente actualizada: www.neuroanatomyofthedog.com