Speakers

Peters, Laureen

Laureen Peters grew up in Switzerland where she studied veterinary medicine and graduated in 2009 from the Vetsuisse Faculty at the University of Bern. Thereafter, she wrote her dissertation on equine cytochrome p450 enzymes, followed by an internship in small animal internal medicine at the small animal clinic of the animal hospital of the University of Bern. Later, she completed a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. She passed her boards to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (clinical pathology) in 2015. Laureen Peters stayed at the RVC for a further four years as a lecturer in clinical pathology, where her principle duties were haematology and cytology diagnostics. She also gained ample teaching experience giving lectures, seminars, and practicals to students, residents, and practitioners.  During this time, Laureen completed a postgraduate certificate in veterinary education. In 2018, she was awarded the early career award by the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Since August 2019, Laureen Peters works at the central diagnostic laboratory of her alma mater, the Vetsuisse Faculty in Bern, Switzerland, splitting her time between diagnostic service, research, and teaching. Laureen's particular interest lie in hepatobiliary cytology, round cell tumours, vector-borne infections, and pancreatic diseases. Privately, she enjoys exploring the countryside with her dog or on horseback, wild swimming, swing-dancing, live music, and exploring foreign culinary cultures.