ESVONC Oral Abstract Presenters Bio

Žiga Žagar

Mr. Žagar has earned his veterinary medicine degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2017. He has been employed by the Small Animal Clinic Hofheim since 2018, where he has been receiving oncological referral cases since 2020. He is currently undertaking his residency in small animal oncology (ECVIM-CA (Onc)). 

Pietro Loddo

Pietro graduated in 2013 at the university of Sassari (IT), 
he worked in a general practice setting for 3 years while taking a specialization in infectious disease at the university Federico II (Naples, IT). He completed a rotating intership in 2017, followed by a specialist intership in oncology at the referral hospital ""Istituto Veterinario di Novara"" (Novara, IT). He performed a second  specialist intership in oncology in 2019 at the Queen's Veterianry School Hospital (Cambridge univesity, UK) where he started his residency in small animal medical oncology the following year. In 2020 he participated at the translation of the Italian edition of ""Withrow and MacEwen's small animal oncology"" book. 
He is currently on his 3rd years of residency program. 

Lorris Lecot

I was graduated from VetAgro Sup, Lyon, France in 2020. Then I performed a rotating small animal internship at the same institution. After a 10-months internal medicine specialized internship at the National Veterinary School of Alfort, France, I began my residency internal medicine (companion animals) training in June 2022 in VetAgro Sup France.

Carmit Chalfon

Carmit Chalfon graduated in Veterinary medicine from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2010. In 2011, she completed an internship in internal medicine at the Veterinary Center of Turin (Italy) and worked at the same clinic for an additional 3 years as a medical and surgical oncologist. In 2012, she obtained a license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Israel (The Kort School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem). From 2015 to 2018 she worked at the Veterinary Center of Rivoli (Italy) as a medical and surgical oncologist. In 2016, she obtained a GpCert in Oncology (ESPVS). In 2018, she moved to the Veterinary Cancer Center of Sasso Marconi (Italy) prior to starting my residency. In 2019 she started a residency program in Veterinary Oncology (ECVIM-CA) at the University of Bologna (Italy) and she completed her residency on the 31st of December, 2021. In 2021, she earned a grant for a study entitled “Flow cytometry for detection and quantification of nodal metastasis in dogs with treatment-naïve firstly occurring cutaneous mast cell tumors” (ECVIM). She works currently at the Veterinary Center of Turin (Italy). She is an author and co-author of scientific articles in international journals and of three chapters of an Italian Oncology Textbook. She is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS), of the European Canine Lymphoma Network (ECLN), of the European Society of Veterinary Oncology (ESVONC), and of the Italian Society of Veterinary Oncology (SIONCOV). She attended and presented at national (SIONCOV; Faber) and international congresses (ESVONC, ECVIM). 

Alessandra Ubiali

Student intern in the Oncology and Surgery department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Milan, Lodi, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Damiano Stefanello (2018-2019).?
Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan in February 2019 with a thesis entitled “PREDICTIVE ROLE OF NEUTROPHIL-LYMPHOCYTE RATIO IN THE LOCAL RECURRENCE OF FELINE INJECTION-SITE SARCOMA: 62 CASES (2002-2017)”
Specific oncology intern at Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences (University of Bologna) under the supervision of Prof. Laura Marconato (November 2021-April 2022) in which she had the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of medical oncology and immunotherapy of cancer. Since October 2022 PhD student of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Milan (Lodi, Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Martini, co-tutor Prof. Stefanello.
ISVPS GPCert Oncology with SCIVAC in November 2022.
Deep interest both in Surgical and Medical Oncology, in particular in chemoimmunotherapy research fields."

Filipa Lyseight

Resident in Oncology at Dick White Referrals. 

Chiara Agnoli

Chiara Agnoli, Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Phdgraduated in 2003, then obtained the title of PhD (2007) at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna with a research related to vascular endothelial growth factors in canine multicentric lymphoma.
After spending few years in the private practice, she came back to the University of Bologna, joining the staff of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. At present, she is a resident of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA-oncology). Her principal research fields are veterinary medical oncology, veterinary haematology, immune-mediated diseases, and veterinary transfusion medicine."

Charles Hawkes

Charlie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015. He worked in first opinion Small Animal veterinary hospitals in both the UK and Australia, and undertook a rotating internship, before deciding to pursue specialisation in Oncology. He completed a 12 month internship in Medical and Surgical Oncology in Brisbane, Australia before returning home in 2021 to commence the four year DVetMed and ECVIM-CA residency in Medical Oncology.

Elisabetta Treggiari

Elisabetta graduated from Parma University (Italy) and shortly after graduation started a Masters Course in small animal oncology, completed in 2008.She moved to the UK in 2010 where, after working in general practice, she started a one-year rotating Internship in a private referral centre with a focus on medical and radiation oncology.Following this, Elisabetta completed an ECVIM-CA approved Oncology Residency at the University of Liverpool and successfully passed the examination to achieve the European Diploma in Small Animal Oncology. She had been working in a busy referral in the UK for a few years before moving back to Italy, where she currently works in a multi-disciplinary private referral centre, where she is responsible for the medical oncology service.She is author and co-author of several articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has delivered presentations in international congresses, courses and seminars about various topics in veterinary oncology. She is also part of the ECVIM-CA Oncology Credential Committee since 2019.

Stephanie Scheemaeker

Stephanie Scheemaeker graduated in 2015 as a veterinarian small animals at the Small Animal clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent. There, she successfully ended a small animal rotating internship. She worked as a clinician is several private practices and at the Small Animal clinic (Ghent University). Her main interests are endocrinology and oncology in dogs and cats.

In 2019, she started her PhD on ‘Treatment optimization of canine thyroid carcinoma’ under the supervision of professor Dr. Sylvie Daminet and Dr. Kathelijne Peremans at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent. They focus on providing a good treatment option for every dog with thyroid cancer, to ensure the best quality of life for as long as possible."

Dina Guerra

Dr. Dina Guerra graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna in March 2018.In June 2018, she started a rotating internship in small animal internal medicine, emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Bologna, where she is still working in the oncology team.

In November 2022 she started the PhD Programme in Oncology at University of Bologna. 
In 2023, she enrolled in the European Residency Programme in Oncology (ECVIM-CA oncology) at the same institution, supervised by Prof. Laura Marconato.She is a member of the Italian Society of Veterinary Oncology (SIONCOV). She is author and co-author of publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She is author of a chapter of an Italian oncology textbook and she is speaker of Italian oncology courses. Her main research fields are oncology and immunology."

Cecilia Capuano

I graduated with honors at the Veterinary Medicine in the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2020. I have completed a rotational internship at the AniCura Istituto Veterinario Novara (Italy) in 2021 and then i have starded an Oncology Internship at the AniCura Istituto Veterinario Novara (Italy) in 2022. After two weeks of a radiation therapy externship at the Oncovet referal center in Lille (France), i have started an ECVIM Residency program in Oncology at the AniCura Istituto Veterinario Novara under the supervision of Dr. Chiara Leo (Dipl. ACVIM and ECVIM-CA Oncology).