Ian Ramsey is Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University and is an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has published nearly 100 scientific papers, review articles and book chapters in many aspects of small animal medicine but his main interest is in endocrinology. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015 and is currently the President of the BSAVA.
Hilary graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh where she later returned to complete a residency in Veterinary Dermatology. Since then she has worked in Academia (the University of Bristol & North Carolina State University) and for the past 15 years has been in private practice at the Dermatology Referral Service in Glasgow. She has specific interests in canine atopic dermatitis and adverse food reaction and is a member of the International Committee for Atopic Diseases in Animals.
Dr Marge Chandler is an independent consultant in small animal nutrition and internal medicine, Clinical Nutritionist for Vets-Now Referrals, Glasgow, and Internal Medicine Specialist for Moorview Referrals in Newcastle. She has a BS from California State University, and an MS (Animal Nutrition) and DVM from Colorado State University (CSU). After several years in mixed practice, she did residencies in small animal medicine and clinical nutrition at CSU and Massey University, NZ. She is a diplomate of ACVIM and ACVN, member of the ANZCVS (SAM), Chair of the FEDIAF Scientific Advisory Committee, a founding member of the European Veterinary Nutrition Educators Group, and Co-Chair of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee.
João Filipe Requicha obtained the degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2007 by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD, Portugal) and a Master’s degree in 2011. He worked as a clinical practitioner in small animal medicine in a private veterinary clinic and in the UTAD Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
In 2013, he obtained a PhD in Veterinary Sciences by the UTAD and the 3B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics of the University of Minho in the field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
He completed a Post-graduation in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University Complutense of Madrid and is a founder member of the Portuguese Society of Veterinary and Experimental Dentistry and of the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Regenerative Medicine (VetReg).
Currently, João Requicha is Assistant Professor at UTAD and is author of several scientific publications in the areas of Veterinary Dentistry and Regenerative Medicine.
Alberta graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2001 from the University of Padua, Italy. Following a short period in general practice, Alberta started a one-year general internship at the Animal Health Trust. In 2003 Alberta started a residency program in Neurology and Neurosurgery that concluded in 2007 when she became a European Specialist in Neurology and Neurosurgery. In 2006 Alberta also successfully concluded a clinical PhD on treatment and prognosis of canine primary brain tumours. Since 2007 Alberta has been working as a Senior Clinical Neurologist in private referral institutions. In 2018 Alberta joined the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London as Senior Lecturer in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Alberta’s main area of interest is progressing our understanding of seizures and seizure-related disorders in dogs. Alberta is also interested in the investigation and management of traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries and congenital spinal malformations in small animals.
Away from work my greatest passions are trail running and reading!
Heidi graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1991. She worked in general practice for seven years, in the UK and in Hong Kong, before starting her ophthalmology training at the Animal Health Trust (1998-2001). She became board-certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology in the UK in 2001 (RCVS Diploma), and within Europe in 2005 (European Diploma). She is a recognised RCVS and EBVS ® European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Heidi is the President of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO), and is a long-standing member of the BVA/KC/ISDS eye panel for canine hereditary eye disease. Heidi enjoys teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level – she is an Associate Honorary Professor at the Nottingham veterinary school, and a Visiting Professor at St George’s University in Grenada, and is currently mentoring two ECVO residents. She is an experienced national and international speaker has published in peer-reviewed literature and has co-authored a textbook on Small Animal Ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include corneal sequestrum, corneal and cataract surgery. Heidi and her partner enjoy rural family life with their two terriers, Dave & Davina, Ouessant sheep and loves cooking, gardening and hiking.