ECVS Board and Committees

ECVS for Veterinarians

ECVS Diplomates interested in serving on a committee are invited to apply to the ECVS Office at [email protected]. An application should contain a short letter of motivation, an indication of preference for one or several committees (Credentials, Exam, Programme, Research) and a brief summary of experiences relevant for this particular committee.

Please also watch out for the ECVS Newsletters (especially the autumn / winter edition), when committees looking to onboard new members will announce their search criteria and a description of the tasks and responsibilities.

Please note that all committees always strive for a balanced composition of male / female, orthopedics / soft tissue, native English / other languages, private practice / academia, various countries etc. If a person is not selected, it is usually due to the fact that another candidate is better suited to the committee's requirements in that specific round, and a person's qualifications may be called for at another time.

Assignments 2024

Board of Regents

Reif, Ullrich

Chair of the Board
Tierklinik Dr. Reif, Germany
Assignment ends: 2024
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Lepage, Olivier

President
VetAgro Sup - Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Lyon, France
Assignment ends: 2024
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Kirby, Barbara M.

President elect
Veterinary Specialists Ireland, Ireland
Assignment ends: 2024
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Anderson, Davina

Executive Secretary
c/o Moores Orthopaedic Clinic, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2026
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Martens, Ann

Treasurer
Ghent University, Belgium
Assignment ends: 2024
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Comerford, Eithne

Regent 3rd year
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Kümmerle, Jan M.

Regent 3rd year
Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Switzerland
Assignment ends: 2024
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Chanoit, Guillaume

Regent 2nd year
VetAgroSup- Veterinary campus, France
Assignment ends: 2024
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Valdés, Miguel Antonio

Regent 2nd year
Hospital de Referencia La Equina, Spain
Assignment ends: 2024
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Bolt, David Manuel

Regent 1st year
The Royal Veterinary College - Equine Referral Hospital, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Lipscomb, Vicky

Regent 1st year
Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Credentials Committee

Perrier, Mélanie

Chair LA
The Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2025
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Gangl, Monika

LA
VetAgro Sup, France
Assignment ends: 2026
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Findley, Judith

LA
Donnington Grove Veterinary Group, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2027
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Vincenti, Simona

Chair SA
Kleintierklinik, Universität Bern, Vetsuisse Faculty, Switzerland
Assignment ends: 2024
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Dunié-Mérigot, Antoine

SA
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Languedocia, France
Assignment ends: 2025
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Janssens, Sara

SA
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Assignment ends: 2026
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Woods, Samantha

SA
Veterinary Specialists, Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2027
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Cinti, Filippo

SA
Clinica Veterinaria San Marco, Italy
Assignment ends: 2028
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Comerford, Eithne

Liaison to the BoRegents
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Bolt, David Manuel

Liaison to the BoRegents
The Royal Veterinary College - Equine Referral Hospital, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2026
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Programme Recertification Committee

Pratt, James N. Johnstone

SA (Prog Recert)
Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Grulke, Sigrid

LA (Prog Recert)
Université de Liège, Belgium
Assignment ends: 2025
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Examination Committee

Eide-Knudsen, Christina Strand

Advisor SA
Evidensia Fana Dyreklinikk, Norway
Assignment ends: 2025
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Barthelemy, Nicolas

Chair SA
Langford Veterinary Services, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2025
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Kummeling, Anne

Examiner SA
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Assignment ends: 2024
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Forster, Kate

Examiner SA
Flat 5 Grange Wood, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2025
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Pratesi, Andrea

Examiner SA
Clinica Veterinaria Privata San Marco, Italy
Assignment ends: 2026
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Baines, Stephen

Examiner SA
Willlows Veterinary Centre Referral Service, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2027
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Matiasovic, Matt

Examiner SA
Manchester Veterinary Specialists, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2027
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Hattersley, Rachel

Chair MCQ sub-committee SA
Dick White Referrals, United Kingdom  
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Chanoit, Guillaume

SA liaison to BoRegents
VetAgroSup- Veterinary campus, France
Assignment ends: 2025
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Cramp, Philip

Chair LA
Hambleton Equine Clinic, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2025
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Argüelles, David

Examiner LA
Hospital Clinico Veterinario, Spain
Assignment ends: 2025
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Gracia Calvo, Luis Alfonso

Examiner LA
University of Helsinki, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Finland
Assignment ends: 2026
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Barakzai, Safia Zarin

Examiner LA
Equine Surgical Referrals, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2027
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Hawkes, Claire

Examiner LA
Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital, Ireland
Assignment ends: 2027
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James, Frances

Chair MCQ sub-committee LA
Newmarket Equine Hospital, United Kingdom  
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Kümmerle, Jan M.

LA liaison to BoRegents
Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Switzerland
Assignment ends: 2024
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Programme Committee

Shales, Christopher J.

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2024
Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Perry, Karen Lisette

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2025
College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Assignment ends: 2025
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Kulendra, Elvin Romesh

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2026
North Downs Specialist Referrals, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2026
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Nelissen, Pieter

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2027
Frontier Veterinary Specialists, Germany
Assignment ends: 2027
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Bowlt Blacklock, Kelly Lisa

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2028
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2028
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Knell, Sebastian

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2029
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Assignment ends: 2029
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Trinterud, Tonje

SA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2030
AniCura Jeløy Dyresykehus, Norway
Assignment ends: 2030
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Cruz, Antonio M.

LA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2024
Klinik für Pferde - Chirurgie und Orthopaedics, Germany
Assignment ends: 2024
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Fugazzola, Maria

LA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2025
Utrecht University, Germany
Assignment ends: 2025
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Tóth, Tamás

LA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2026
Eksundavägen 13., Sweden
Assignment ends: 2026
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López-Sanromán, F. Javier

LA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2027
Complutense University Madrid, Spain
Assignment ends: 2027
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Kane-Smyth, Justine

LA Chair Annual Scientific Meeting 2028
Sussex Equine Hospital, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2028
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Reif, Ullrich

Liaison to the BoRegents
Tierklinik Dr. Reif, Germany
Assignment ends: 2024
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Lepage, Olivier

Liaison to the BoRegents
VetAgro Sup - Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Lyon, France
Assignment ends: 2025
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Kirby, Barbara M.

Liaison to the BoRegents
Veterinary Specialists Ireland, Ireland
Assignment ends: 2026
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Recertification Committee

Williams, John

Chair
Vets Now Referral Hospital, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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de Rooster, Hilde

Committee member
Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Belgium
Assignment ends: 2025
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Research Committee

Taylor, Sarah E.

Chair
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Assignment ends: 2024
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Ladlow, Jane

SA
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom  
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Schnabl-Feichter, Eva

SA
Kleintierchirurgie, Austria  
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Lascelles, B. Duncan

SA
North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA
Assignment ends: 2025
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Haspeslagh, Maarten

LA
Ghent University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Belgium  
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Vandeweerd, Jean-Michel

LA
Faculty of Sciences, Belgium  
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Chanoit, Guillaume

Liaison to the BoRegents
VetAgroSup- Veterinary campus, France
Assignment ends: 2025
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Appeal Committee

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Langley-Hobbs, Sorrel

SA
University of Bristol, United Kingdom  
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Phillips, Tim J.

LA
The Old Bakery, United Kingdom  
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Sjöström, Lennart

SA
Ditrivi, Sweden  
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Van Loon, Thijs

LA
Sport Horse Medical Diagnostic Centre, Netherlands  
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van Weeren, Paul René

LA
University of Utrecht, Netherlands  
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Ombuds

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Demetriou, Jackie

Ombuds
will be replaced, United Kingdom  
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Smith, Roger

Ombuds
The Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom  
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Resident Committee

Picavet, Pierre

Chair
Kansas State University, USA  
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Byrne, Christian

Vice Chair
Hird & Partners - Shelf Equine Hospital, United Kingdom  
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Comino, Francesco

LA 3rd Year Representative
SLU University Animal Hospital (UDS), Sweden  
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Marcos Serralta, Sonia

LA 2nd Year Representative
Vetscape Referrals, South Africa  
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Auth, Adel Katalin

LA 1st Year Representative
The Glasgow Equine Hospital and Practice, Scotland, United Kingdom  
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Williams, Pippa

SA 3rd Year Representative
Dick White Referrals, United Kingdom  
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Moser, Jasmine

SA 2nd Year Representative
Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Switzerland  
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Billet, Jean-Philippe

Liaison to the BoRegents
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Atlantia, France  
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