ESVNU Oral Abstract Presenters Bio

Mali Bar Nathan

Mali Bar Nathan is an Israeli veterinarian, a third year ECVIM resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She completed her veterinary studies in 2018 at Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After which she continued for a one-year internship in the Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Department, and then started a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Internal Medicine Department in Koret Veterinary Hospital of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rebecca Geddes

Carlo Palizzotto

Carlo Palizzotto graduated from Turin University (Italy) in 2016. During the subsequent months he attend the internal medicine department at Centre Veterinary Hospital frégis (Paris, France). In 2017 he started and completed a rotating internship at Anicura Clinica Veterinaria Malpensa (Varese, Italy) and afterwards completed a specialized internship in internal medicine under the supervision of Dr. Magda Gerou Ferriani (Dipl. Ecvim-CA internal medicine). In 2019 he started a collaboration with the department of Internal medicine at Anicura Istituto Veterinario Novara ( Italy). He has been supervisor at the Internal Medicine department of the Birkenfeld Veterinary Hospital (Shangai, China). Since 2020 he started a resindency program in internal medicine under the supervision of Carolina Callegari (Dipl. Ecvim-CA internal medicine). His interest are nephorology and amylodosis in cats, infectious diseases and hematology.

Jana Weinekötter

Medvet (University of Leipzig) - 2018
Dr. med. vet degree programme/ Small Animal Internal Medicine resident (national certification) - since 2018/2020

Sanna Viitanen

Graduated 1998 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki. PhD 2017 on Canine Pulmonology. Dipl. ECVIM-CA 2021. Currently working at the University Teaching Hopsital at the University of Helsinki as a Chief Veterinarian.

Holly Reyes-Hughes

Holly Reyes-Hughes graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018. After 3 years in general practice she returned to undertake a small animal rotating intership at Bristol Veterinary School and subsequently is undertaking an ECVIM-CA residency at Langford Vets.

Ilaria Lippi

Dr Ilaria Lippi graduated magna cum laude at University of Pisa (Italy) in 2006. In 2007 she was awarded SCIVAC-PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH scholarship for her degree thesis on simplified methods of GFR determination through the plasma clearance of iohexol in dogs.She completed her PhD course in veterinary medicine at the University of Pisa in 2011, with a research project on early markers of chronic kidney disease in dogs.Dr Lippi spent several training periods at both University of Bristol (UK) and UC Davis (USA), showing particular interest towards extracorporeal therapies of blood purification and assisted feeding.In January 2016 she graduated at the Hemodialysis Academy of UC Davis.Dr Lippi served as a Fellow in Veterinary Nephrology, Urology and Hemodialysis at the UC Veterinary Medical Center San Diego (USA) from 2014 to 2016.

Dr Lippi is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Pisa, where she runs the nephrology, urology and haemodialysis service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr Lippi is author of several publications in the nephrology field and speaker at national and international meetings.

Antonia Ioannou

Antonia Ioannou, BVMS MRCVS is a Small Animal Internal Medicine resident at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her veterinary degree in 2020 from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She completed a one-year rotating internship at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her special interests include small animal interventional medicine, urology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology.

Anouska Rixon

I qualified from Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic hospital in 2017. After completing my mandatory year of community service at a welfare organisation in beautiful Cape Town I returned to Onderstepoort to complete my small animal rotating internship. I continued working at the university after its completion and was accepted as an ECVIM-CA (internal medicine) candidate and small animal internal medicine resident at Onderstepoort in 2021. Internal medicine is my passion in life, and research a new found joy! I so look forward to all that my profession and research future holds.

Pak Kan Tang

Kan Tang graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017, after intercalated in Comparative Pathology, also at the RVC, in 2014. After undertaking a one-year rotating small animal internship at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in Bristol, he completed a speciality internship in small animal internal medicine at University College Dublin in Ireland. Kan has developed a keen interest in nephrology and is now returned to the RVC to undertake his PhD in feline chronic kidney disease.

Iris Chan

Iris Chan graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014. Following a few years in general practice, she returned to complete her rotating internship there. She later undertook her residency training at the University of Bristol, where she conducted this study.

Benoît Cuq

Dr. Benoît Cuq is a graduate of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). After a one year Clinical Pathology Specialty Internship in Toulouse, he moved to Canada, initially as a Rotating Intern at the Université de Montréal, then as a Rotating Intern at the Ontario Veterinary College. He subsequently completed a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency (2014-2017) and a PhD in Pathobiology (2016-2022) at the Ontario Veterinary College. Benoît obtained the American Diploma in Small Animal Veterinary Internal Medicine (Dipl. ACVIM-SAIM) in 2018.

Benoît is an American, Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) recognised specialist in small animal internal medicine. He worked as a clinician in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and the Université de Montréal as well as in private practices in Ontario, Quebec and England. Benoît was appointed Assistant-Professor in September 2019 and awarded Tenure in October 2020. His areas of interest include haematological and immune-mediated disorders, bone marrow diseases as well as urology/nephrology and interventional radiology in companion animals.

Luca Fortuna

Luca qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018, and worked for two years in general practice before returning to the RVC for a rotating internship. In 2021 Luca started a residency in internal medicine at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals.

Cecilia Tegner

Cecilia Tegner graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2016. In 2019 she enrolled as an ECVIM-resident in internal medicine at the same university. Her special interests are feline medicine in general and feline seniors in particular. She is the ISFM Cat Advocate at the university clinic, cultivating the feline friendly environment.

Femke Mortier

After having completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Ghent University (Belgium), Femke did a Residency in Internal Medicine at the LMU University of Munich (Germany). After becoming an ECVIM-CA Diplomate in 2016, she worked in a private clinic in the Netherlands for a year and a half, after which she returned to Ghent University to work at the Internal Medicine & ICU departments. Driven by her interest in uronephrology, she started a PhD on feline proteinuria in 2019.