Lecturers

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Lecturers

Linda Horspool

Linda Horspool received her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Scotland, in 1988. She completed a PhD program in equine pharmacology at the same university in 1992. Dr. Horspool is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology and an RCVS recognized specialist in pharmacology and toxicology. She spent six years in mixed and companion animal practice and a year teaching veterinary pharmacology before joining Intervet International bv in Boxmeer, The Netherlands where she is a technical services director for companion animal and equine products. She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters as well as reviewing articles for a number of journals.

Mike Willard

is a 1975 graduate of the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his internship and Masters degree at Kansas State University and his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. After that, Dr. Willard held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and Texas A&M University. He is currently Senior Professor and Professor Emeritus of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy (flexible and rigid). Dr. Willard has extensive experience with protein-losing enteropathies and gastrointestinal problems of racing Alaskan sled dogs. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Willard has given over 3,500 hours of invited post-graduate continuing education lectures (nationally and internationally), has over 80 refereed publications, and has over 140 book chapters in print.

Dawid Janczak

Specialist in the Department of Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases of National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene in Warsaw. He graduated in 2014 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Life Science University in Warsaw. A member of the Polish Parasitological Society and ESCCAP Poland Association. His scientific interests are focused on Toxoplasma gondii infections among human and animals but also on vector-borne diseases with unusual progress in dogs and cats. Co-author of the guide and diagnostic atlas of gastrointestinal parasitic infections of dogs, cats, small mammals and reptiles (Polish title: Parazytozy Jelitowe. Przewodnik diagnostyczno-terapeutyczny. Psy, koty, małe ssaki, gady).

Holger Volk

Holger is the Head of Department of the Clinical Science and Services at the Royal Veterinary College, Professor of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Past-President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. He graduated from the Veterinary School of Hanover in 2001, where he also did his PhD in Neuropharmacology studying basic mechanisms of drug-resistant epilepsy. He then completed his specialist clinical education doing an internship and a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the RVC. Holger is internationally known for his work in the field of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia and epilepsy. Holger has been chairing the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force, which published recently seven consensus statements for canine and feline epilepsy and was a co-chair of the recent published ACVIM consensus statement about medical treatment of epilepsy. He has been a recipient of several Jim Bee educator excellent in teaching awards, the prestigious Bourgelat Award from BSAVA and the International Canine Health Award from the Kennel Club. He has published multiple books and book chapters, >180 articles, >120 conference abstracts, and is a frequent flyer on the international conference circuit and book chapters as well as reviewing articles for a number of journals.

Michał Ceregrzyn

is a 1994 graduate of Warsaw Agricultural University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. After his PhD studies at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology he did post doctorate studies in neurophysiology of gastrointestinal tract in University of Shizuoka in Japan and Technical University in Munich, Germany. Upon his return to Poland he continued his scientific work in Polish Academy of Science. He is an author of over 40 peer revived scientific publications, books and book chapters. From 2005 he stared he work for industry being a Technical Communication Manager in Mars corporation. From 2016 is a Regional Technical Manager in MSD Animal Health. He continues his private veterinary practice where he concentrate his expertise on gastroenterology and dietetics of dogs and cats.