Annemarie Spruijt graduated as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University (FVMU) in 2009. She combined her interests in veterinary internal medicine and education by working as a veterinary teacher and being a PhD student in veterinary education at that same institute. In 2011, she obtained the University Teaching Qualification and in 2012 students nominated her for the Utrecht University prize ‘young Teacher Talent’. After finishing her PhD-thesis on small group learning (2014), she started working as an assistant professor at Maastricht University to enrich her knowledge and skills in (research in) Health Professions Education. She focused on quality improvement and innovation in medical curricula. Last year, she returned to FVMU to delve further into her passion for small animal reproduction and veterinary education. She currently coordinates the 3-year master programme Companion Animal Health and is a resident in animal reproduction. By combining her work as a clinician, teacher and programme coordinator she tries to build a bridge between the educational literature and the practical implementation of education in the workplace.
Keywords: Quality Improvement & Innovation in Medical and Veterinary Education, Small Animal Reproduction, Veterinary student and teacher development.