SCH Abstract Presenters Bio

Marisa Ferreira 

- Marisa graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV), University of Lisbon, in Portugal, after completing an Integrated Master?s in Veterinary Medicine, joining the FMV?s Teaching Hospital team in the same year as a member of the Small Animal Medicine and the Veterinary Blood Bank services.
- In 2013, on the pursuit for a future residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Marisa moved to the UK and started a rotating Small Animal Internship at Vets Now Referrals in Swindon, enrolling afterwards in a Small Animal Rotating Junior Clinical Training Scholarship at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS), University of Edinburgh.
- In 2015, Marisa started a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the R(D)SVS and obtained a specialist diploma from the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Internal Medicine) in 2018.
- Marisa is currently a Small Animal Internal Medicine Scholar (MSc by Research in Clinical Veterinary Sciences) at the R(D)SVS and has so far contributed to research in the areas of canine and feline transfusion medicine, urology, gastroenterology and hepatology.
- Marisa will join the University of Bristol as a Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinician in April 2019 for four months.
- In August 2019, Marisa is due to start an Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT) Veterinary Clinical Lectureship, at the University of Edinburgh.

Elize Verwey

Elize Verwey qualified as a veterinarian in 2012 with BSc Veterinary Biology and BVSc degrees from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has always had a keen interest in small animal internal medicine and is currently practising as second year ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine Resident at Tygerberg Animal Hospital's Internal Medicine Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. She is also concurrently completing an MSc degree in Companion Animal Clinical Studies at the University of Pretoria.

Nausikaa Devriendt

Nausikaa Devriendt graduated at the veterinary faculty of Ghent University, Belgium in 2010. After graduation she fulfilled a rotating internship in small animal medicine as well at Ghent University. During a year she worked at a referral practice in the UK, after which she worked as a small animal surgical assistant at the University of Paris. She successfully fulfilled a second master degree in 'Surgical Sciences' at the University of Paris-Est, where she did research about the use of mesenchymal stem cells and BMP-2 for critical bone size defects. She started a surgical residency at Ghent University in 2014, and became an ECVS diplomat in 2019. Since her internship, she has a special interest in portosystemic shunts and besides clinical work, she is currently doing a PhD about extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in dogs.


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