Feline Medicine Symposium - ISFM/GEMFE 2021


Tuesday, 19th October 2021

14:00-14:45 Feline chronic kidney disease: what's new? Jordi Puig
14:45-15:30 Biochemistry changes in the senior cat you shouldn't ignore? Vicki Black
15:30-16:15 Senior cats and nutrition: key nutritional factors in elderly cats. Hein Meyer
16:15-17:00 Beyond the typical thin & anxious cat: atypical cases of feline hyperthyroidism. Stijn Niessen
17:00-17:45 Behavior disorders in senior cats: how to detect and treat them. Patricia Darder Solé

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Jordi Puig

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the 'Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona' (UAB) in 2008. After a brief period in general medicine, she completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK in 2008-2009. Subsequently, he did a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket (UK) in 2010 - 2013. He joined the Ars Veterinaria team in 2015. Graduated from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) since 2014 and European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Internal Medicine) since 2017. He has made several stays in various university hospitals in the United Kingdom and the United States. Nuclear facilities supervisor since 2017. His areas of research and interest are gastrointestinal diseases and endocrinology. He is the author and co-author of publications in international veterinary scientific journals, as well as in lectures and posters at international and state congresses.

Vicki Black

Vicki graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009, following two years in first opinion practice she completed an internship followed by a ECVIM-CA residency at Bristol Veterinary School, where she still works now as a Small Animal Internal Medicine European Diplomate in Internal Medicine and RCVS Specialist. Vicki has a special interest in evidence-based approach to small animal practice.

Hein Meyer

After graduating from the Utrecht University Veterinary College in 1983, Dr Meyer spent five years in private small animal practice on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Curaçao. He joined the Utrecht Veterinary College in 1988 where he completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Small Animal Clinical Department. He is a Diplomate with the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals). As lecturer at the Small Animal Clinical Department, he was responsible for the areas of hepatology & nephrology. He conducted extensive research and wrote numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of hepatology and internal medicine and received his PhD in 1998 on hepatic encephalopathy in dogs. He was presented the prestigious 'Award for Distinction' in 2003 by the Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association for his work in organising national and international CE for many years. Hein Meyer joined Hill’s Europe as Director of Professional Affairs in 1999, and is currently Director of Professional & Veterinary Affairs in Europe, the Middle East and Russia, overseeing the veterinary business channel for Hill’s in the region.

Stijn Niessen

Stijn is from the Netherlands and graduated from Ghent University,Belgium. He completed a small animal internship at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, followed by a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the Royal Veterinary College. He then studied for a PhD in Diabetes Mellitus and Gene Therapy at the RVC and the Medical School in Newcastle, before becoming, lecturer and ultimately Full Professor in Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. He has published >80 peer reviewed articles, lectured worldwide, was granted awards for “Excellence in the advancement of Endocrinology” and has been President of the European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (www.esve.org). Stijn has pioneered a number of endocrinology clinics including a dedicated Acromegalic Cat Clinic, Hypophysectomy Clinic and Diabetic Remission Clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic). He is also creator of the free Pet Diabetes App, which helps vets and owners manage and communicate about pet diabetes (http://bit.ly/1q3jCV5; http://apple.co/203OoK2). Stijn has recently co-founded the Veterinary Mentorship Academy within the Veterinary Information Network (www.vin.com/vma ) providing novel ways to support colleague veterinarians worldwide to find their professional happy spot, including a Virtual Veterinary Internship (www.vin.com.vvi). He also practices as an internist in referral practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Patricia Darder Solé

DVM by the UAB in 2002. Master in Clinical Behavioural Medicine by the UAB in 2005. Resident at the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). Member of Ethogroup (Referral Service in Behavioural Medicine). Member of the Service of Behavioural Medicine at Ars veterinaria Hospital (Barcelona).


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