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Tiago Abreu
Tiago graduated in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança in Portugal. Since then, has worked in hospitals and 1st opinion practices in Portugal, gaining his NCert(Practical Techniques) before moving to the UK in 2013 to work in a 1st opinion/Referral Hospital in Bristol becoming Head Nurse and gaining the NCert(ECC) by Vetsnow in 2017. In 2018 has done one month traineeship in the ICU at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies before moving back to Portugal where he works work at the Bom Jesus Veterinary Hospital and at the Animal Blood Bank. Tiago is as well, Clinical Coach and enjoys teaching and training the students and colleagues. Tiago is as well one of ProVetNurse’s CEO, a platform for online training for qualified Vet Nurses and Vet Nurse students.

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Carlos Adrega
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Lindsey Ashburner
I am an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurse at the Edinburgh University Hospital for Small Animals.

I first qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and started my career at a mixed practice. It was here that I found my passion for ECC and achieved the VetsNow certificate in emergency and critical care. In 2015 I started working at the Edinburgh University as a dedicated ECC nurse in the busy ICU department.

A big aspect of my job working for the University is teaching veterinary students. To improve my teaching abilities, I completed The Edinburgh Teaching Award – Associate Fellow. I use my teaching skills to teach veterinary students, veterinary interns, residents, and fellow veterinary nurses.

In 2017 I was awarded a scholarship from Edinburgh University which enabled me to complete my Vet Tech Specialist(ECC) qualification which I obtained in 2019. Included in the scholarship was the opportunity to undertake several externships to gain experience of other ERs/ICUs in both the USA and UK and attend ECC specific CE events including the European and International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Congresses.

In my spare time I enjoy running and hill walking with my husband and very energetic dog Fara. I also have two cats who rule the roost in our house.


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Tara Bellis
Dr. Tara Bellis graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and completed a small animal rotating internship there in 2008. She worked as an Emergency veterinary surgeon in small animal Emergency practices in South East England, before crossing the ocean and embarking on an Emergency and Critical Care residency at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York.  Dr. Bellis became a Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and worked in Southern California before returning to NYC, where she now directs the ECC residency program at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Midtown Manhattan. Dr Bellis is currently a member of the ACVECC exam committee.  Her professional interests include sepsis, mechanical ventilation, and CPR.

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Alice Bennett
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Marie-Claude Blais
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Corrin Boyd
Dr Boyd is a criticalist employed as Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University. He is also a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, researching the adverse effects of fluid therapy products, with a focus on synthetic colloids. He graduated from Murdoch University in 2009. He remained at Murdoch working as a staff veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care service, before completing an internship (2013) and residency (2014-2017) in Emergency and Critical Care. He achieved ACVECC diplomate status in 2017. He also was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies during this training. His main research interests include shock and fluid resuscitation, especially synthetic colloids, and their adverse effects on coagulation and kidney function. Other interests include congenital coagulopathies, kidney injury biomarkers, extracorporeal therapies, anaphylaxis, enteropathogens, patient anxiety and sleep patterns in the ICU, use of technology in ECC and ethics in ECC.

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Laura Cole
Laura graduated from Cambridge University in 2011 and worked in small animal practice prior to completing a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). She finished her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the RVC in June 2019 and is now a  diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. After a short period of locum work in private practice she has re-joined the RVC as a staff clinician in veterinary emergency and critical care in January 2020. She has a particular interest in feline critical care, acute kidney injury and endocrine emergencies.

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Nuno Félix
Nuno Manuel Félix graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 1999. He traveled to the United Kingdom to perform an internship in Small Animal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center, in Manchester, under the supervision of Dr. Phillip Boydell. After returning to Portugal and working in several private hospitals, he joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 2001, where he remained until 2014. At the University, Nuno worked as an Assistant Professor in several disciplines and as a clinician at Hospital Escolar Veterinário-FMV, as a resident physician and responsible for the Emergency and Critical Care section. In 2004 he completed his Master's Degree in Neuroscience, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and in 2011, he obtained an Integrated Master's Degree in Medicine from the same University. In 2017 he completed his doctoral thesis on hemorrhagic shock at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Nuno finished the Pediatric Medicine residence in July 2020 and currently works in Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon and in Hospital Garcia da Orta in Almada. He is also an external lecturer for Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, giving classes in pediatric emergency medicine. Nuno was actively involved in the development of Emergency Veterinary Medicine and Intensive Care at national and European level, having performed the functions of Secretary of the European Society for Emergency and Intensive Veterinary Care (EVECCS) 2005 -2011. Currently holds the position of Chairman of the Member and Relationship Committee of EVECCS. He is also one of the founding elements of the Portuguese national group for emergency and veterinary intensive care. Nuno is also a national and international lecturer, having written several articles and book chapters, as well as guiding several master's theses in Veterinary Medicine related to Emergency Veterinary Medicine and Intensive Care.

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Joe Fenn
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Robert Goggs
Dr. Robert Goggs qualified in 2004 and completed an internship and residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the RVC in London and became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2008. Dr. Goggs was faculty at the RVC for 2 years before moving to Bristol to undertake a PhD in platelet biology. Dr. Goggs joined the ECC team at Cornell University in 2013 and is currently an assistant professor. His clinical research interests include bleeding disorders, thrombosis, biomarkers in critical illness and the management of canine IMHA. Dr. Goggs is a previous Chair of the ACVECC Examination Committee and was a member of ACVECC CURATIVE initiative and of the ACVIM canine IMHA consensus committee.

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Julien Guillaumin

Dr Guillaumin is currently an Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Nantes, France, Dr Guillaumin pursued a small animal rotating internship at the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort, France. After his internship, he worked in both private practice emergency settings and academia, serving as a clinical instructor in Emergency and Critical Care at the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon (now VetAgroSup). He continued his advanced training in Emergency and Critical Care in the US, working at Cornell University and completed his ACVECC residency from the University of California, Davis in 2009. Before moving to sunny Colorado, Dr Guillaumin was a teacher, clinician and researcher at the Ohio State University for 10 years.

His main clinical interests are hemostasis, blood banking and blood products, especially platelet products, immune mediated hemolytic anemia, thrombosis, including acute feline acute aortic thromboembolism, as well as SIRS, sepsis and MODS. He was chair of the ACVECC residency training committee, and currently serves as vice Chair of the ACVECC Joint Committee and also as a member of the ECVECC Education Committee. Dr Guillaumin has trained over 2000 students and 100 house officers. He has over 200 invited lectures or scientific publications.

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Vincente Herreira Bustillo
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Guillaume Hoareau
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Meredith 't Hoen
Meredith ‘t Hoen graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Washington State University, followed by an Emergency and Critical Care residency at the University of Missouri. After becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2011, Meredith ran the ECC service at a private specialty hospital in the USA until 2017.  Wishing to return to academia, Meredith joined the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary in 2017. Upon moving to the Netherlands, Meredith was pleased to also become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Meredith currently divides her clinical time between the Emergency Department and ICU.  Her nonclinical duties, which emphasize teaching, include developing e-learning modules for veterinary students and overseeing staff education and training. 

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Ana Jacinto
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Jo-Annie Letendre
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Efa Llwellyn
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Francisco Lobo
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Duana McBride
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Amy Newfield
Amy is currently employed with BluePearl Veterinary Partners as a Project Manager for Training and Health and Wellness and owner of Veterinary Team Training. After working in general practice for many years, Amy found her passion in emergency medicine and went on to obtain her VTS in Emergency and Critical Care. She has held several board positions in the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians & Nurses including president.  Amy’s new focus is on team and leadership development. She is well published in over 20 subjects and recently published her own book “Oops, I Became a Manager” focused on creating happy veterinary teams. She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful furry kids where you can find her eating chocolate, running in the woods, competing in agility and diving in the ocean.

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Maria Oliveira
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Marco Perreira - Sampaio
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Céline Pouzot-Nevoret
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Natasha Summerfield
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Kenichiro Yagi
During his 20 years in the field, Ken has discovered and refined his role as a veterinary technician by promoting compassionate and progressive care for the patients and their families. He obtained his VTS certification in emergency and critical care as well as small animal internal medicine and achieved his master's degree in Veterinary Science. He is currently the Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer for Veterinary Emergency Group, and the Program Director for the RECOVER Initiative. He has been awarded the NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2016, the California Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2016, and the California RVT Association of the Year award in 2017. Ken has co-edited the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking and has published various text chapters and articles in various publications. He gives presentations internationally on topics in ECC, transfusion medicine, and the veterinary nursing profession.

Ken works to encourage further recognition of the vital role of the veterinary nurses and technicians through work with organizations such as the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America co-chairing the Veterinary Nurse Initiative and serving as a board member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses, and the Veterinary Innovation Council. He is also an advocate for the Open Hospital Concept, encouraging veterinary practices to invite the pet owners to “the back” as a part of the team.


Ken invites everyone to ask “Why?” to understand the “What” and “How” of our field, and to continually pursue new limits as veterinary professionals and individuals.

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