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The Team

THE COMMITTEE

President
Carl Bradbrook
BVSc CertVA DipECVAA FRCVS

Carl is part of the anaesthesia team at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

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Senior Vice President
Prof. Sabine Kastner
Dr med vet MVetSci Dipl ECVAA FTA für Pferde FTA für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie

Sabine is Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Hannover, Germany.

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Junior Vice President
Mathieu Raillard
Dr med vet DipECVAA MANZCVS

Mathieu is currently working for Anicura in Sweden

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Honorary Treasurer
Julia Deutsch
Mag.med.vet., Dip.ECVAA, MRCVS

Julia graduated from the University of Veterinary University Vienna, Austria. Julia completed a general small animal internship and residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2016. In 2017, Julia joined Langford Vets, University of Bristol, as senior anaesthetist and divides her time between the referral hospital and at the Translational Biomedical Research Centre.

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Honorary Secretary
Heide Kloppel
Dr med vet CertVA MRCVS

Heide is part of the anaesthesia team at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

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Membership Secretary
Karla Borland
MA VetMB DipECVAA MRCVS

Karla is part of the anaesthesia team at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

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Committee Member
Karine Portier
DVM, MSc, CertVA, Dip ECVAA, DScV, PhD, HDR

Graduated from the Veterinary School of Maisons Alfort, France, in 1996, Pr Portier completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) thesis in 1997. Over the following 6 years, she worked as an equine practitioner and clinical anesthesiologist in private practice and joined the Veterinary School of Lyon in 2002 as a lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia. She completed a Master of Science (MSc) program (2004) and a PhD thesis (2007) on the effect of oxidative stress and oxygenation on erythrocyte membrane fluidity. She also completed an alternative residency in veterinary anaesthesia (2004-2009),  the certificate of Veterinary Anaesthesia (CertVA) in 2006 and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Dip ECVAA) in 2010. She get the “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherche” (HDR) in 2012 and has been made a Professor in 2016 (the first professor of veterinary anaesthesia in France).

Pr Portier teaches veterinary anaesthesiology at VetAgro-Sup (Lyon, France) and is responsible for the Research Group in Translational and comparative Analgesia (GREAT) in the CarMeN (cardiology, metabolism, nutrition) laboratory (INSERM U1060, INRA U1397, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, INSA Lyon, and Charles Mérieux Medical School).

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Committee Member
Angela Briganti

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Junior Members Representative
Kate Loomes
BVSc(hons) MSc CertAVP(EP) CertAVP(VA) Dip ECVAA MRCVS

Kate undertook an internship and residency in veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the
University of Liverpool from 2011 to 2015. Upon completion, Kate moved into equine practice in
Yorkshire and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
in 2016 before joining the team at Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2017. Kate oversees the general
anaesthesia and standing sedation procedures at the hospital and assists with the intensive care of
hospitalised horses and foals.

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Nurse & Technician Representative
Michelle Moran
RVN VNCert ECC VTS Anesthesia & Analgesia

Michelle qualified in 2006 and spent 11 years in first opinion practice working in a variety of different hospitals including one of the busiest charity and emergency hospitals in the U.K. It was there she gained her emergency and critical care certificate. Michelle then moved to North West Veterinary Specialists where she is the Supervisor Nurse of the Anaesthesia department. She gained a Veterinary Technician Specialist qualification in Anaesthesia & Analgesia in 2019 and currently sit on the AVTAA credential committee. She has a keen interest in emergency anaesthesia and cardiology and thoracic procedures.

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Webmaster
Alex Chebroux
DVM DipECVAA MRCVS

Alex is an Anaesthesia Clinician at Davies Veterinary Specialists.

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VAA European Editor-in-Chief
Rachel Bennett
MA VetMB CertVA DipACVAA MRCVS

Rachel is the European Editor-in-Chief for Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Meeting ABSTRACT EDITORS

Abstract Editor
Ioannis Savvas
DVM PhD

Ioannis is Associate Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Abstract Editor
Julia Tunsmeyer
Dr.med.vet DipECVAA

Julia is part of the anaesthesia team at The University of Hannover, Germany.

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Accounts

Accounts & Admin
Elizabeth Barrett
Accounts

Many members will be familiar with Liz and her behind the scenes work for the AVA over many years. Liz provides a constant source of information for the treasurer and AVA committee.

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