Cecilia obtained her veterinary degree in 2000 and her PhD in animal nutrition in 2005 by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in feline nutrition at the University of California Davis (UCD), where she also completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is board certified in veterinary nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN®) and by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) since 2010, and is president of ECVCN since 2016. She was an adjunct professor at the Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments (UAB) and the chief of service of the teaching hospital nutrition service (UAB) form 2010 to 2016. After working as faculty at the Nutrition Support Service at UCD for one year she is now a consultant in clinical nutrition for Expert Pet Nutrition (www.expertpetnutrition.com) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and has written several articles and book chapters on the topic of companion animal nutrition
The Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Virtual Congress
ROYAL CANIN GASTROINTESTINAL VIRTUAL CONGRESS: MAKE EVERY MOUTHFUL COUNT
Available to watch!
Royal Canin would like to invite you to watch the Gastrointestinal Virtual Congress: Make every mouthful count.
During this one day event, we welcomed a number of highly recognised speakers to discuss topics from working up the gastrointestinal patient to the importance of nutrition for the critical care patient. Scientific speakers from Royal Canin will also provided informative updates on our range of Gastrointestinal Tract diets.
The event is equivalent to 1 full day of CPD and can be watch as recordings immediately!
Please enter your details below to register for access to the webinar recordings:
The Webinar Schedule - 20th May 2020
You will be able to watch all of these webinars as recordings.
Break 11:00 - 11:30 BST
Lunch 12:45 - 13:30 BST
Break 14:45 - 15:00 BST
Launching April 2020, the ROYAL CANIN® GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT range offers tailored nutritional solutions to support cats and dogs with digestive disorders and during critical care. If you would like to find out more information about this brand new product range, click below.
About the speakers
Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN
Katie McCallum BVM&S PGCertSAM DipECVIM-CA AFHEA MRCVS
Katie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and spent 5 years in small animal general practice. She was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2014. Katie completed a rotating internship at Northwest Veterinary Specialists in 2015 and an ECVIM Small Animal Medicine Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in June 2018 at the University of Cambridge. Katie became a European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine in March 2019 and currently works as a Clinician and Affiliated Lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Florence Vessieres, DMV, DACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS. Royal Canin Veterinary Scientific Communications Manager
Florence graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse, France, in 2013. After two small animal internships in large referral hospitals in France and the UK, she undertook a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, Winchester, UK. Florence was awarded the American and European diplomas of Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2018. Following completion of her residency she worked as an internal medicine specialist in a private referral clinic, before joining Royal Canin in 2018. Since January 2020 Florence has joined the scientific communication team at Royal Canin.
Clare Hemmings Cert CFVHNut, Royal Canin Scientific Communications Manager
Clare Hemmings qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and although she is no longer on the register, she likes to keep up to date. She won Pet Health Counsellor of the Year for her work with arthritic patients in 2001 and joined Royal Canin in 2004. She passed her Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Nutrition in 2014 with distinction and has worked as Scientific Communications Manager since 2015. She’s had many articles published in the veterinary and consumer press and is on the ‘Ask the Expert’ panel of Your Cat magazine.