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Panagiotis Mantis (Pete)
DVM, DipECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS – RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Consultant Radiologist – Panagiotis (Pete) Mantis graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his Diagnostic Imaging Residency at the Royal Veterinary College. Pete worked in first opinion practices and referral hospitals in London and for a year at the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala as staff clinician in diagnostic imaging. In 2000 he moved to the Royal Veterinary College in London. He became Senior Lecturer in Radiology and remained at the RVC until joining Dick White Referrals in May 2017, where he is currently consultant radiologist. Pete is a European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a regular author, speaker and CPD tutor on small animal radiology, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Pete has authored the book “Practical small animal ultrasonography. Abdomen”.
BVSc, DipACVIM, MRCVS Emily is a member of the internal medicine team at Rossdales Equine Hospital and has a particular interest in equine neonatology. She joined Rossdales in 2009 and became a partner in April 2016. Emily is a graduate of the University of Bristol and worked in mixed practice before completing an internship at Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire. Between 2006 and 2009 she completed a residency at the University of California, Davis.
MVB MRCVS, President British Bee Veterinary Association Qualified from Trinity College Dublin 1975. Recently retired as senior partner in a six vet mixed practice in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Past President of Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in Northern Ireland, North of Ireland Veterinary Association and Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons. Currently Trustee of the Pet Bloodbank and Chairman of Veterinary Northern Ireland Board. Founder President of recently formed British Bee Veterinary Association set up to raise knowledge of bees within the profession. Sitting on the Bee Health Advisory Forum in DEFRA which advises ministers and politicians on bee policy. An enthusiastic beekeeper.
DVM, DABVP (Feline) Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She is a past president of the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners and the Winn Feline Foundation. She is currently the Chair Elect for the International Council for Veterinary Assessments. She is a peer reviewer for veterinary journals as well as the author of many journal articles. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013). She is the editor and co-author of two textbooks: The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management (2012) and August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 (2015).
Dr Gerardo Poli
BVSc (Hons) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVSc (Emergency and Critical Care) Gerardo is an Emergency Veterinarian and Company Director at Animal Emergency Service, Australia. Gerardo graduated from the University of Queensland in, Australia in 2008. For the last 10 years has been working in the field of emergency and critical care at the Animal Emergency Service. He completed his Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice and achieved Membership with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. He became head examiner for future Membership candidates for 3 years. Gerardo has a strong interest in the stabilisation and management of critically ill patients, small animal ultrasound and radiology, emergency surgery and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS and ECVS Jolle Kirpensteijn graduated from the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Holland in 1988 and finished an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia in the United States of America in 1989. After his internship, he completed his residency training in small animal surgery and a Masters degree at Kansas State University, USA. The residency was followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Colorado State University Comparative Oncology Unit, USA. In 1993, Jolle returned to Europe to accept a position in surgical oncology and soft tissue surgery at Utrecht University. In February of 2005, he was appointed Professor in Surgery at the University of Copenhagen and in August 2008 Professor in Soft Tissue Surgery at Utrecht University. Jolle is a Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jolle received the title Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology (2012) and Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Soft Tissue) (2017) of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). In September 2013, Jolle accepted the Chief Professional Relation Officer position at Hills Pet Nutrition in the USA. Here, he played an integral role as the interface between the company and the profession at large. In 2018, he was promoted to the Chief Professional Veterinary Officer position in the US, where he leads all professional activities in the United States. Jolle has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, given more than 250 lectures worldwide and has received the prestigious BSAVA Simon Award in 2007, Hills Voorjaarsdagen Excellence in Healthcare Award in 2009, WSAVA President’s Award and honorary membership to the Netherlands Association of Companion Animal Medicine (NACAM) in 2017. His main clinical and research interests are professional social media and digital innovations, surgical oncology, and endoscopic & reconstructive surgery.
DVM, Dip. ACVD Professor & Chief of Service, Dermatology School of Veterinary Medicine University of California – Dr. White has worked as a veterinary dermatologist for more than 3 decades, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1983. A graduate of UC Davis, he did his internship and residency at Davis as well. He has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, before joining the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis as a full Professor in 1998. He has also been staff dermatologist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, thrice a sabbatical professor at the Ecole National Vétérinaire de Nantes, France, and a Clinical Teaching Locum at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. White is the author of more than 100 scientific articles in refereed journals. He has lectured throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Dr. White’s areas of major interests include cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, non-steroidal therapy of auto-immune disease, equine dermatology, rabbit/rodent dermatology, and congenital skin disease.