Med Vet, PhD, Dipl ECVDI
Born in Italy, Valeria graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Pisa. After a few months in the UK, she moved to France to train at the Veterinary School of Alfort. There she achieved a residency in diagnostic imaging, leading her to become the first Italian to obtain the ECVDI Diploma.
Now Valeria works as senior radiologist at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liège (ULiège-Belgium) where she is Associate Professor of large and small diagnostic imaging. Valeria is head of the diagnostic imaging service of the University Veterinary Hospital and director of the ECVDI Residency Programme at ULiège. Her main interests in diagnostic imaging are ultrasonography (in large and small animals) and teaching/learning radiology.
She believes that self-knowledge and metacognition are the solid bases for a critical diagnostic imaging practice and long-life learning. Therefore, her teaching to students is centered on cognitive processes of image acquisition and analysis, and she runs on-line coaching programs to train practicing veterinarians in critical image reading.
Passionate about human relationships and always other-oriented, she has recently trained in strategic problem-solving and brief therapy (Palo Alto model) and she practices part-time as coach for individuals and teams. Mindfulness trainer and yoga professor, she also holds a short training course in interpersonal mindfulness for veterinary students.
Dr. Catania graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2006 at the Faculty of Perugia, he attends the three-year veterinary acupuncture course at SIAV and the veterinary homotoxicology training course "organized by A.M.I.O.T. (Italian Medical Association of Homotoxicology), in Milan.
In 2014 he graduated in Veterinary Acupuncture at the S.I.A.V. and he has attended numerous courses in Osteopathy, veterinary phytotherapy and is currently attending the three-year course for Teachers at SIAV.
He works mainly on sport horses, integrating acupuncture with osteopathy and, if necessary, also with Bach homotoxicology, phytotherapy and flower therapy.
As a veterinarian for small animals: he works as an acupuncturist veterinarian, integrating acupuncture with Bach homotoxicology, phytotherapy, flower therapy if necessary.
Ryan A Ferris
Med Vet, MS, Dipl ACT
Owner, Summit Equine, Inc. Western Oregon
Dr. Ferris graduated from veterinary school at Washington State University in 2007. Ryan completed an internship in equine surgery, medicine and reproduction at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in 2008. Followed by a residency in Equine Reproduction at Colorado State University. He received a MS in Clinical Science from Colorado State University, passed the board examinations for the College of Theriogenologists and was an assistant professor at Colorado State University from 2010-2017.
In 2018 Dr. Ferris and his family founded Summit Equine in Western OregonSummit Equine is a referral equine sports medicine and reproduction practice. Offering services in breeding management (fresh, cooled or frozen), embryo transfer, problem mares, oocyte aspiration, stallion collections for fresh, cooled or frozen semen, international shipment of semen, stallion evaluations.
Interests: Bacterial and fungal endometritis, biofilm, post mating induced endometritis, and embryo transfer.
Graduated from the University of Milan, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 with honors, he has always worked as a freelancer in the field of hippiatria. In 1992 he founded the Spirano Veterinary Clinic, where he still holds the position of medical director and chief surgeon. Since 2012 he has developed and introduced in clinical practice the technique of trans-rectal decompression of the large intestine, in the case of meteorism, both primary and secondary, drastically reducing the need to resort to surgery in many clinical cases of colic and improving the prognosis. .
Among his most recent publications:
Ultrasonography of the umbilical remnant in foals, in Practice 2018, 40 (7) 301-305. Ultrasonography of the abdomen in foals, in Practice 2018, 40 (8) 348-356.
Ultrasonography of the soft tissue structures of the neck, chapter 26, Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography, Kidd-Lu-Frazer, 2014
Ultrasonography of umbilical structures, chapter 28, Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography, Kidd-Lu- Frazer, 2014
Among his current interests, in addition to internal and emergency medicine, the use of autologous micronized adipose tissue in the treatment of arthropathies and tendinopathies.
Graduated at the Università di Torino 1989
Internship Equine Surgery 1991-1992 Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK
In private practice in Italy 1993-2014, areas of interest lameness and surgery. During this time he has been Contract Professor in Equine Surgery at University of Pisa – and Visiting Equine Surgeon at University of Milan.
2014-2015 Senior Clinician Wrsan Racing Stables, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2015- current, Lameness Clinician and Surgeon, Donnington Grove Veterinary Group, Newbury, UK
Past president of SIVE (Italian Association of Equine Practitioners) and FEEVA (Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations).
ISELP certified member since 2018
Med Vet, Dipl. ECVS
Fabrice was graduated in 1994 from National veterinary school of Toulouse (South of France). He Joined the equine clinic of Grosbois near Paris just after, and became partner in 1998. He followed an ECVS alternate training residency program between 2002 to 2007 and became an ECVS diplomate in 2010. Fabrice is a senior surgeon at the Equine clinic de Grosbois and Equine clinic of Chantilly. He has a 100% activity in surgery. He has a major interest in upper airway surgery, fracture repair, laparoscopy and arthroscopy. He is involved in some research projects such as the development of a laryngeal pacemaker within the Medel group, and the development of new orthopedic implants within the AO group. He is a member of the AO veterinary expert group since 2016. Fabrice likes travelling, skiing and french wine.
Emmanuelle Van Erck
Med Vet, PhD, Dipl. ECEIM
She graduated in 1996 from the French Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. She trained in sports medicine at the University of Liège (Belgium) where she obtained her PhD on respiratory function testing in horses. She developped the equine sports medicine unit and consulted as senior clinician in the CIRALE in Normandy (France). In January 2010, she started her own ambulatory referral practice, the ‘Equine Sports Medicine Practice’, based in Belgium. Her practice offers specialized service in equine internal and sports medicine throughout Europe, following national teams and international riders.
Emmanuelle van Erck authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and regularly lectures at international conferences. She is a member of the FEI expert committee on prohibited substances and doping.