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Jenny McKay

MVB PhD (Cantab) DiplECVP FRCPath MRCVS Head of Anatomic Pathology

Jenny qualified in veterinary medicine from University College Dublin in 1991 and spent two years working as a small animal veterinarian in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She then moved to the University of Cambridge, UK where she completed her PhD entitled “The role of platelet-derived growth factor in remyelination”. Following this she spent three years in a Veterinary Pathology Residency at the University of Liverpool in the UK where she completed her European Boards and RCPath membership in veterinary pathology. Following a short period as a Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology at Liverpool University, she moved to AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Alderley Park, UK, in 2001 where she held the position of Senior Pathologist at the Department of Pathology until 2013, specialising in toxicologic pathology and animal models for neurologic disease, infection and oncology. Besides Jenny’s role as a Senior Pathologist, she has also managed a biomedical group at AstraZeneca, organised conferences in Toxicological Pathology and Histopathology, provided veterinary teaching and mentoring experience in various universities and industry, and is a past examiner for the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. She has worked in several international committees including the North American Scientific and Regulatory Policy Committee, INHAND Central Nervous System Working Group, interacted with US and European drug regulators for drug submissions, and is currently the President of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology. Jenny has published a book chapter on “The role of Nitric Oxide in the Nervous System” and has ~ 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. Special interests include oncology, neuropathology and laboratory animal pathology.

Sophie Le Calvez

DVM, Internship SA, DESV Anat Path, Dipl ACVP, MRCVS Deputy Head of Anatomic Pathology

Sophie qualified from the University of Liege in Belgium in 2001. She then moved back to France to complete a one-year rotating Internship in Small Animals at the National Veterinary School of Lyon, followed by a 3-year Residency Programme in Anatomic Pathology at the National Veterinary School of Nantes. At the end of this period, she obtained the French qualification of specialist in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (DESV Anat Path). During her internship, Sophie also worked in a busy small animal private practice covering night and weekend emergency duties. Following her specialisation, she moved to the UK to work for Finn Pathologists from 2006 to 2013. During that time, she successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologist Board Examinations in 2009, and worked as a pathology consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) during a 4-month sabbatical in 2011. She then joined IDEXX as a Senior Anatomic Pathologist in October 2013. Her professional interests are general diagnostic pathology and comparative pathology in cancer research, with a special interest in lymphomas, immunohistochemistry, cytology and cytologic-histologic correlates.

Stephanie Plog

DVM, PhD, DiplECVP, MRCVS Team Lead Anatomic Pathology


Stephanie qualified in veterinary medicine from the University in Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany, in 2007.She started her PhD study on the topic of CLCA proteins in pigs and their role in cystic fibrosis and gained experience in immunohistochemistry and various molecular research methods. After completing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2012, she stayed at the university for further residency training. During this time she was involved in the post-mortem examinations and biopsy diagnostic services of small and large animals, zoo and wildlife animals, and exotic animal species. Stephanie passed the European College of Veterinary Pathologist (ECVP) Board Examinations in February 2014 and joined IDEXX in 2015. Her particular interests include oncology, infectious diseases, and immunohistochemistry.

 

Thelma Meiring

BVSc, MMed Vet(Path), DipACVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Thelma qualified as veterinary surgeon from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2002. She immediately pursued her interest in veterinary pathology and started as clinical assistant at the Pathology section of the University of Pretoria in 2003. She started doing locums for IDEXX, South Africa during that year and became a full time employee in 2005. She has done most of her training in pathology at IDEXX, which included surgical biopsies and post mortem examinations. She obtained her MMed Vet(Path) degree in 2011. Thelma relocated to the UK in February 2012 and is working for IDEXX UK since then. Her special interests include oncology and bird pathology.

Alan Stevens

BVetMed, MSc, FRCPath, MRCVS, Anatomic Pathologist

Alan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1995. .He then spent a number of years in mixed and exotic animal veterinary practice. During this period, he spent a year in Scotland where he gained his MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. In 2001 he moved to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh as a resident in veterinary pathology and afterwards gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. He then worked in commercial veterinary diagnostics as an anatomic pathologist at IDEXX Laboratories for eight years and during this time held the position of Deputy Head of Anatomic Pathology. In 2013, he was part of the initial development of the new School of Veterinary Medicine & Science at the University of Surrey, Guildford. Setting up and developing diagnostic histopathology and post-mortem services was a major part of this work, and he subsequently took the lead in small and exotic animal pathology. In 2017, Alan returned to full time diagnostic histopathology work with IDEXX Laboratories as a senior anatomic pathologist. His special interest is fish pathology.

Fernando Ramiro-Ibáñez

DVM, PhD, DACVP, MRCVS

Fernando was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where he studied his veterinary degree whilst doing student internships for Anatomic Pathology and the Exotic Animal Clinic. Fernando then went on to pursue a PhD degree focused on pathogenesis of African Swine Fever infections, which allowed him to get more familiar with other disciplines such as virology and immunology. During that time, he was hired as a non-tenured lecturer in the Department of Anatomic Pathology of the University of Madrid, which enabled him to learn more about the discipline of Pathology and to participate actively in the formation of future veterinarians. Fernando then moved to San Diego, California, where he gained a postdoctoral position to work more in the fields of virology and immunology. The strong research and academic environment in the USA motivated him to finalise his training as a pathologist and to prepare for the always-challenging American Pathology Boards. With that in mind, Fernando did a residency training at Texas A&M. His career in the USA took him back to California, where he worked for IDEXX and Pfizer and finally return to Europe in 2006 as part of the Anatomic Pathology team at IDEXX Wetherby.

Elena Riccardi

DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVP MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Elena Riccardi graduated from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2002 and she started working at the Department of Pathology, University of Milan, firstly as a student fellow for the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, then as a PhD student and then as a pathology resident in 2004. Her research topic was focused on tumours of the genital system of the dog, mainly testicular and prostatic cancer. During that time, she was also involved in the post-mortem examination and histopathology diagnostic services of small and exotic animal species , including immunohistochemistry. In 2007 she moved to CRO Accelera S.r.l. (Nerviano, Italy) as a toxicological pathologist, becoming Head of the Pathology Department. Elena has also worked as a pathology consultant for BiEsseA, a diagnostic histopathology laboratory in Milan. She passed the European College of Veterinary Pathologist (ECVP) board exam in 2010.

Vittoria Castiglioni

DVM, PhD, DiplECVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr Vittoria Castiglioni qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2009. She then began her PhD working on the role of histopathology in the approach to mouse xenograft models of human cancer. After completing her PhD in 2014, she was in charge of a diagnostic immunohistochemistry service provided by a spinoff company of the University of Milan, and provided immunohistochemistry interpretation to other companies, including IDEXX Germany, Italy and France. Vittoria passed the European College of Veterinary Pathologist (ECVP) Board Examinations in February 2015 and joined IDEXX in October 2015. Her particular interests include small animal oncology and immunohistochemistry.

Louise Dawson

BVSc, BSc (Hons), FRCPath, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr Louise Dawson qualified as a vet from the University of Bristol in 2011, and spent a year in a variety of posts including small animal practice and within a large companion animal nutrition company. She returned to Bristol in 2012 to undertake a residency in anatomic pathology, participating in the busy diagnostic service at the university and teaching veterinary students. She finished her residency in November 2015, at the same time as passing the Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Pathologists. Lou joined IDEXX in November 2015 and has particular interests in oncology, neuropathology and equine pathology

Julia Rodriguez-Ramos Fernandez

DVM, DipECZM (WPH), DipACVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr Julia Rodriguez-Ramos Fernandez qualified as a vet from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 2004. After that she spent several years working as a wildlife veterinarian and involved in wildlife infectious disease research at wildlife rescue centres in Spain, and at the USGS-National Wildlife Health Centre in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. In 2010, Julia completed a one year Ocular Pathology Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Dubielzig at the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Julia completed her veterinary anatomic pathology residency at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. During her residency, she spent one year with the team of pathologists at the Bronx Zoo, New York. Julia became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in September 2014. After that she worked for the Zoological Society of London in wildlife disease surveillance and diagnostics. Julia's special interest is wildlife pathology.

Annalisa Forlani

DVM, PhD, DiplECVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr Annalisa Forlani qualified as a vet from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2010, with an undergraduate degree thesis on the morphometric analysis of canine lymphoma cytological samples under the supervision of Prof. Marion Caniatt (DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVP, Associated Professor). In 2011, she commenced a comined PhD-Residency program at the university of Milan. She graduated in 2014 with a PhD thesis entitled: "Combined diagnostic approaches for the diagnosis of canine splenic neoplasms: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography, ultrasound guided cytology, histology and immunohistochemistry in selected lesions". During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she has been involved in basic clinical research and in the routine diagnostic cytology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry and necropsy services of the Department of Public Health and Veterinary Science of the University of Milan, Italy. Annalisa joined IDEXX in April 2016 and has particular interests in oncology, lymphoproliferative disorders and dermatopathology.

Tamara Veiga Parga

DVM, PhD, DACVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr. Tamara Veiga Parga qualified as a vet from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 2008 and thereafter moved to Knoxville,Tennessee, USA to start a PhD (Viral Immunology) researching on the role of T lymphocytes in a mouse model of human herpetic keratitis. After graduating in 2013, she joined the University of Tennessee Anatomic Pathology Residency program. During this time, she worked in the necropsy and biopsy diagnostic services that included: small, large, zoo, exotic, and wildlife animals. Tamara finished her residency in June 2016, passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologist (ACVP) Board Examination in September 2016 and joined IDEXX in November 2016. Her particular interests include infectious diseases, immunopathology, ophthalmology, and exotics/zoo/wildlife species.

Isobel Gibson

DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Dr Isobel Gibson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Canada in 1996. After graduation, she spent a short period doing mixed animal practice in Ontario before heading to the UK to do small animal locum work in Stourbridge and Grimsby. In 1998, she returned to OVC to take up a residency and study for her DVSc in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. Isobel obtained her DVSc in 2002 and relocated to New Zealand to work for a private veterinary diagnostic laboratory called Alpha Scientific. In 2004, Isobel then joined a new start up veterinary diagnostic company called New Zealand Veterinary Pathology (NZVP). Work at NZVP involved a mixture of production and small animals, as well as involvement in national disease surveillance. In 2015, NZVP was acquired by IDEXX laboratories. Isobel continued to work for NZVP/IDEXX until recently, when she began to work for IDEXX UK. Isobel’s special interests are in dermatopathology, infectious disease, and production animal(ruminant)pathology.

Tom Eley

BVetMed, MVetMed, Diplomate ACVP, MRCVS Anatomic Pathologist

Tom graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2008 having previously taken an intercalated degree in Veterinary Pathology. He spent a year as an intern in the farm animal department and then spent 4.5 years in farm animal practice in the South of England. He returned to the RVC in January 2014 to undertake a residency in Anatomic Pathology. He passed his American board exams in August 2017 and has recently joined IDEXX. He has a particular interest in farm animal pathology.

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David Maguire

MVB Bsc MVetMed DipACVP FRCPath MRCVS

David graduated from University College Dublin in 2004. During his undergraduate studies one year was spent at the Royal Veterinary College and Cancer Research UK undertaking a BSc in Veterinary Pathology sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. Following graduation David spent 5 years working in mixed and small animal practice in Essex, Staffordshire and Australia. David returned from Australia in 2009 to complete a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the Royal Veterinary College. He obtained a Masters in Veterinary Medicine alongside his residency, working on renal biomarkers in the pharmaceutical industry. American Board Certification in veterinary clinical pathology was achieved in 2012 followed by FRCPath Certification in 2014. Joining IDEXX in 2012, David was made clinical pathology team leader for the Wetherby site the following year. David’s main interests in the field of veterinary clinical pathology include cytology and its correlation with histopathology, haematology and teaching. Outside of work David enjoys mountain biking and he can often be found off the north Welsh coast windsurfing.

Larry Roberts

BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS Clinical Pathologist

Larry graduated from Edinburgh University in 1973 as Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, with distinction. After a short spell in mixed general practice in Fife, he was awarded a University Scholarship and returned to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh to study Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology for 12 months. Following this, three years were spent studying for a PhD in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Edinburgh University, graduating in 1978. This period involved training in both Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Microbiology. In late 1977, Larry joined the then Scottish Veterinary Investigation Service in Aberdeen, which later became SAC Veterinary Services. During this time, he gained a wide experience in veterinary laboratory diagnostic work in both farm and companion animals. Field investigational and research work was also undertaken resulting in a wide range of publications covering several disciplines. Papers were presented regularly at International meetings. Larry joined IDEXX in January 1994 as head of the Microbiology Section, which offers comprehensive microbiology support in the investigation of individual clinical cases and herd/flock/stable problems. He also works as a Clinical Pathologist reporting on equine, farm and companion animal cases.

Michal Neta

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVP

Michal Neta obtained her Doctor veterinary medicine degree in 2002 from the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She practiced for two years as a general small animal practitioner and in 2005 she continued her training and joined the combined PhD and residency program in clinical pathology at the University of Guelph at the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. In 2008 Michal obtained board certification in clinical pathology becoming a diplomate of the American College of Pathologists. She had been involved consulting diagnostic pathology while continuing her research work studding clinical, diagnostic and molecular aspects of histiocytic diseases in the dog. In September 2001 Michal completed her PhD and Joined IDEXX as a Clinical Pathologist at the south water site. Her interests are in all areas of clinical pathology but in particular canine histiocytic diseases, haematology and bone marrow diseases.

Morag Dunlop

BVMS, PhD, MRCVS Clinical Pathologist

Morag Dunlop graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1983 and returned to Glasgow to study for her PhD in equine reproduction after 2 years in mixed practice. This was followed by 3 years working in the Clinical Research Centre in North London where she was involved working on research projects in mouse genetics as well as the care of the laboratory animals. Morag then returned to practice concentrating on small animal work before leaving to join Vetlab as a clinical pathologist and continued to work for IDEXX in 2006.

Mariana Serra

DVM, MRCVS Clinical Pathologist

Mariana graduated from the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal in 2006. During her final year she visited the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She then went back to Portugal to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine where she developed a special interest for dermatology and oncology. At the end of 2007 she started a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the University College Dublin, Ireland before joining IDEXX Laboratories at the beginning of 2009, where she will complete her training.

Tim Jagger

BVM&S, MSc, DipRCPath, MRCVS Clinical Pathologist

Tim graduated from Edinburgh University in 1985. Between 1985 and 1992 he gained practical experience in mixed practice in the UK and in Southern Africa, graduating with an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Science (with distinction) from Edinburgh University in 1993. Tim has worked as a veterinary clinical pathologist in UK veterinary laboratories since 1994, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in Veterinary Clinical Pathology in 2009. Tim joined IDEXX Laboratories in November 2003 and reports on haematology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, cytology and microbiology cases. Previous research interests have included tropical parasitology, immune responses to bacterial infection, and bacterial enteritis in cats

Alison Farr

BVetMed MRCVS Clinical Pathologist

Alison graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2000 and spent five years in small animal practice where she developed her interests in pathology, internal medicine and exotic animal medicine before joining IDEXX as a trainee in clinical pathology in 2005. Alison left in 2008 to have a family and returned to small animal practice for several years, before rejoining the company in June 2012 to continue her training. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. She has also co-written three veterinary nursing textbooks.

Carola Campora

MVB, MRCVS

Carola qualified in Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary School of the University of Milan in 2003. In 2004 she attended a 1-year part time course in Small Animal Clinical Pathology in the University of Milan. After graduation she worked as a veterinarian in a first opinion practice in Milan for a few years before joining IDEXX in October 2006 as a trainee in Clinical Pathology. Carola’s other particular interests in practice including internal medicine and abdominal ultrasonography.

Emma Dewhurst

MA VetMB, FRCPath, DipECVCP, MRCVS, Clinical Pathology

Emma qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 1994. After which she spent 2 years in the Basic Science Department at the Royal Veterinary College before returning to her home town of Bristol where she then worked in small animal practice for 3 years. In 2003 Emma completed a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the University of Bristol Veterinary School under the tutelage of Dr Kostas Papsouliotis. In 2003 Emma was awarded the Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Pathology from the Royal College of Pathologists. In 2008 through dissertation and viva Emma became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. In 2008 Emma was also awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Emma has worked in the commercial veterinary diagnostic industry since 2003. She is particularly interested in the diagnostic utility of laboratory tests. Outside of work, much of Emma’s free time is taken up with her two daughters, but when time allows Emma enjoys walking her dog and swimming. Emma and her family currently live 7 minutes from the beach in Teignmouth, South Devon.

Marta Dell'Orco

MVB, FRCPath, DipECVCP, MRCVS

Marta graduated from Milan University, Italy in 2002 and spent six years in small animal practice where she developed her interests in internal medicine and clinical pathology. In 2009 she started a residency in veterinary clinical pathology in a commercial lab in the UK and obtained her FRCPath certification in 2013 and diploma of European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology in 2014. She joined IDEXX Laboratories as a clinical pathologist in September 2014.

Kathleen Freeman

BS (Agriculture), DVM, BS, MS, PhD, MRCVS, DipECVCP, RCVS Clinical Pathologist

Kathleen graduated with a degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University. She is a 1981 graduate of Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received her MS and PhD in Veterinary Pathology is 1984 and 1987, respectively. She is a founding diplomate of the recently established European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Kathleen has served on faculty at Oklahoma State University and Cornell University, as well as working in private laboratories within the United States and United Kingdom. She was Head and Director of the Diagnostic Services, Animal Health Trust before becoming a Senior Clinical Pathologist at IDEXX Laboratories. Kathleen has special interests in equine laboratory medicine, cytology, quality assurance/ quality control, and customer service. She lectures worldwide on a variety of topics in laboratory medicine.

Elizabeth Steeves

BSc, DVM, MVSc, DACVP

Elizabeth graduated as Doctor veterinary medicine degree in 1994 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. She practiced as a general practitioner in Calgary following graduation for several years and then returned for the pathology residency program at WCVM between 1997 and 2000. In 2002 Elizabeth achieved American Board Certification in veterinary clinical pathology becoming a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She arrived in the UK in 2000 and worked as a lecturer in clinical pathology at the Royal Veterinary College in London until 2007 shifting to the diagnostic industry. In 2010 Elizabeth joined IDEXX. She has many diverse interests including cytology, histopathology, and hematopathology and has great interest in wildlife. Out of work she is the owner of three gorgeous dogs, she plays the piano and the viola and enjoys running.

Emma Holmes

BVetMed MVetMed DipACVP MRCVS Clinical Pathology

Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2009 and spent four years working in mixed and small animal practice in North Wales and Staffordshire where she developed her interests in pathology before going back to the RVC in 2013 to complete a clinical pathology residency. Emma obtained a Masters in veterinary medicine alongside her residency, with American Board Certification in veterinary clinical pathology achieved shortly after joining IDEXX in 2016. Emma’s main interests in the field of veterinary clinical pathology include haematology, bone marrow examination and exotic animal pathology. Outside of work Emma enjoys running, swimming and the odd bit of cycling, sometimes all at the same time.

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Susana Silva

DVM DipECVIM-CA CertSAM MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Susana Silva graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2001. After working in small animal practice, she undertook a small animal internship and was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine Certificate (CertSAM) in 2007. She completed residency training in small animal medicine at the University of Bristol in 2009 and was awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA) in 2010. Since then she has been working in private referral practice in the UK. She joined IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant in 2016. Susana is passionate about most subjects within internal medicine but has a special interest for haematology, respiratory medicine and gastroenterology.

Susan Randell

BVSc DACVIM (SAIM) MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Sue qualified as a vet in 1995 at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in South Africa. She was in general practice in Cape Town before moving to Florida in the USA for an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine. She was in academic and private referral practices in Florida for 12 years before moving to Yorkshire to join the IDEXX team as an internal medicine consultant. She has a broad range of practical experience in internal medicine and is also able to offer advice on oncology and cardiology cases. When not at work, she is thoroughly enjoying exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with her husband and 2 geriatric dogs. She also enjoys spending time with her 3 naughty cats.

Alison Hall

MA VetMB, MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Alison qualified as a vet from Cambridge University in 2001 with a first degree in pharmacology. She worked in mixed animal practice for one year. She completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket after which she worked in the diagnostic centre at the same practice. Having realised her professional interests lay in the area of small animal internal medicine, she entered small animal general practice in 2004. Alison completed a residency in small animal internal medicine from 2008-2011 at Cambridge University, after which she worked at busy referral and emergency practices in the south of England. She is eligible for the ECVIM Diploma examination in Internal Medicine in March 2015. Alison joined IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant in September 2014. She has an interest in endocrinology, hepatology and infectious diseases. She retains strong ties to clinical veterinary practice as her husband owns a first opinion small animal practice in East Sussex. Her non veterinary interests include outdoor photography, fencing and riding.

Yvonne McGrotty

BVMS CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Yvonne graduated from University of Glasgow in 1997. After 2 years in small animal practice she returned to Glasgow Vet School where she completed a residency in small animal medicine. Yvonne was awarded the European Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and is both a RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine. Yvonne has more than 10 years of experience working in private referral practices in Essex, Stirling and Glasgow. She also has previous experience working for a veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Yvonne joined IDEXX part time in October 2013 as an internal medicine consultant and continues to work in private referral practice in Stirling.

Nicola Siebeck

DrMedVet MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Nicola graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany in 2003. She was awarded her DrMedVet degree in 2005 after completing a research fellowship at the University of Georgia in the USA. She completed an internship and a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Vetsuisse University in Zurich, Switzerland. During her residency she gained experience in both general and referral practices. Prior to joining IDEXX in 2013 she worked in a referral centre in the UK for four years. Nicola enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her partner, her son and the family dog.

Brigitte Wilkens

DrMedVet MRCVS Diplomate ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine Consultant

After qualifying from Free University in Berlin 2002, Brigitte spent two years in a small animal practice in Germany. There she realised her main focus of interest is Internal Medicine and decided to specialise in this area. She started an internship at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, and subsequently took up a residency in Internal Medicine. Following her training, she moved to the UK and worked in two different referral practices in Suffolk and Surrey, before joining IDEXX as an Internal Medicine Consultant in 2013. Brigitte enjoys all aspects of internal medicine with a particular interest in endocrine diseases, gastroenterology, and haematology. In her free time, she enjoys family life with her husband, her little son, and her very lively and naughty dog Fiene.

Richard Elders

MVB, CertSAM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA (Onc), Msc (Clin Onc), MRCVS Oncology and Internal Medicine Consultant

Richard graduated from University College Dublin in 1999. He completed an internship at the University of Glasgow and was in first opinion small animal practice on the west coast of Scotland thereafter. He completed his ACVIM Internal Medicine residency and mast cell tumour-based PhD at the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He worked in private referral Oncology practices until 2013, and during this time he earned his ECVIM-CA Oncology Diploma. Having most recently worked as a Senior Lecturer in Oncology at the University of Edinburgh, Richard joined IDEXX in June 2016, to start an Oncology consulting service. Richard’s main professional interests are mast cell tumours, novel diagnostics and immunotherapeutics, but he is experienced in all aspects of veterinary oncology and can also offer advice about internal medicine cases. His non-veterinary interests include baking and comedy.

Krista Visser 't Hooft

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

Krista graduated from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2001. She completed an internship at the University of Utrecht and subsequently became a junior lecturer in small animal medicine and fertility. Following this she completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and she became a Diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine in 2009. She has worked in several busy private referral practices in the USA and the UK before joining Idexx in May 2016. Krista enjoys all aspects of internal medicine but she has particular interest in endocrinology and gastro-enterology.

Ana Jacinto

DVM DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS Internal Medicine Consultant

After graduating from the University of Vila Real in 2001, Ana spent several years working in general practice in Portugal before undertaking an internship at Cambridge University. This was followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Edinburgh where Ana continued as a locum lecturer for a few months. Ana then worked as a locum lecturer in small animal medicine at the University of Évora in Portugal. After a short period in private practice in Portugal and in a veterinary hospital in Paris, Ana returned to the UK to work in a large referral centre in Hertfordshire for two years, before joining the IDEXX team as an internal medicine consultant in 2016.

Kate Murphy

BVSc (Hons) DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS PGCert(HE) Internal Medicine Consultant

Kate graduated from the University of Bristol in 1996 and completed her residency in Small Animal Medicine there in 2000. She worked in private practice for 2 years and then returned to the University of Bristol from 2002 until 2011, where she was a Senior Clinical Fellow in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care and Medicine Team Leader. Kate has since worked as a Small Animal Medicine Referral Clinician in private referral practice in South West England and was most recently Clinical Director at a busy multidisciplinary referral centre. She gained the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 1999, the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and the ECVIM Small Animal Medicine diploma in 2003. Kate is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine and a European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine and has interests in all aspects of medicine. She is co-author of a textbook “notes on canine internal medicine” and “Differential Diagnosis in the Dog” and is also an author on a number of peer-reviewed publications, continuing education articles and book chapters. Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time with her two daughters, husband and dog.

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