Jean Marie Denoix
Professor, DVM, PhD, Assoc. LA-ECVDI, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) President, France.
Dr. Denoix of the CIRALE (Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections) in Normandy, France is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultra-sonographer. Dr Denoix is a founder and current President of ISELP and was also the 2006 recipient of the Schering Plough Equine Research Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association for outstanding applied research work in Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Jean-Marie has been the invited speaker at many international meetings in more than 30 countries around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.
Maria Carlotta Fugazzola
DVM, PhD, Dip ECVS
European Specialist in Equine Surgery
University studies at Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna (2001-2006). Internship and Doctorate at University TiHo Hannover (2007-2009). ECVS Residency Programm at Freie Univesität Berlin, Universitá di Teramo, Private Practice, Roma, Italy (2011-2015) Employed as equine surgeon in equine clinic in Burgmüggenhausen, Cologne. Specialist in equine surgery and equine orthopedics. PhD- Candidate at the Equine Department University if Utrecht since 2019. From 2016 to 2021 Head of surgery department
Equine Clinic „Pferdeklinik Burgmüggenhausen“, Weilerswist,,Germany-
Currently Free-lance surgeon with special emphasis on orthopedic surgery and urogenital surgery.
DVM, Dipl. ECAR , Germany
Jutta obtained her veterinary degree in 2006 and received her specialty training at the University of Hanover, Germany. Her main research interests include ultrasonography of the late pregnant mare, use of Doppler ultrasonography in the pregnant mare and functionality of the pregnant uterus. After numerous years of experience in the field of equine reproductive medicine at the Celle State Stud, the University of Veterinary Medicine Foundation (TiHo) Hanover, the Veterinary Competence Center Karthaus GmbH, Germany and specialist clinics in New Zealand and Australia, Jutta has recently created ReproTraining - working independently at the interface between science and practice.
The focus of ReproTraining is on practice-oriented continuing education -online seminars and on-site courses- and collegial exchange in the field of reproductive medicine. As such, long-term goals are scientific work in cooperation with the TiHo Hanover and the exchange of knowledge between science and practice.
Nathan M. Slovis
DVM, DACVIM, CHT, USA
Dr. Nathan Slovis is the Director of the McGee Center and a Member of the Practice. He is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science from Radford University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, interned at Arizona Equine Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier. He has also authored numerous book chapters related to Equine Neonatology, Equine Neurology, Hyperbaric medicine, and infectious diseases. He implemented the current Infectious Disease and Equine Emergency Response Programs at Hagyard and holds the position of Infectious Disease Officer and Equine Emergency Response Co-Director. He is also a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and a Member of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Society.
Roger K.W. Smith
Professor, MA VetMB PhD DEO FHEA DipECVSMR DipECVS FRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Large Animal Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Professor of Equine Orthopaedics
Department of Clinical Sciences and Services, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, the largest veterinary school in the UK, and is based at the Hawkshead campus at Potters Bar. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he completed a 3-year Residency in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon. He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment as Professor of Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics and is a RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also a Large Animal Imaging Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship of the RCVS for meritorious contribution to knowledge. He was elected to President of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in July 2017 and is currently President of the British Equine Veterinary Association. He provides a specialist orthopaedic referral service at the Royal Veterinary College, involving lameness diagnostics, imaging and orthopaedic surgery, and also co-heads the Tendon Biology Group, with particular interests in understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans. His teaching commitments involve clinical training of undergraduate veterinary students, postgraduate training in surgical and sports medicine residency programmes, the latter of which he established at the RVC, and postgraduate research Masters and PhDs. He is married to a GP and has two children and two grandchildren.