The Organising Committee is responsible for the ICARE conference in the chosen country, organising everything from venue to food to the conference programme. The ICARE 2019 London committee is made up of the following individuals:
There are no Small Mammals Scientific Committee members yet.
Nico J. Schoemaker
Nico J. Schoemaker
Nico Schoemaker graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht 1994, which was directly followed by an internship in Companion Animal Medicine and a residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery at the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University. His residency led to certification as an avian specialist in the Netherlands, Europe (Dip. ECAMS) and the USA (Dipl. ABVP –Avian). In 2003 he defended his PhD entitled: Hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets. Since April 2009 he became a founder diplomate of the small mammal specialty of the ECZM. He is still employed at the Division of Zoological Medicine.
Vladimír Jekl is a 2002 graduate of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UVPS) Brno, Czech Republic. He obtained his PhD in exotic companion mammal dentistry in 2006. He has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine and since 2009 is European Recognised Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) and from 2016 he obtains the title Associate Professor at the UVPS. From 2017 he is the co-owner of the Jekl & Hauptman Veterinary Clinic Focused on Exotic Companion Mammals. He has lectured extensively thorough the Europe and the USA and he has published more 400 articles in regional and international journals and books, including chapters in BSAVA Manuals and Practical Veterinary Dental Radiography.
Yvonne Van Zeeland
Yvonne Van Zeeland
DVM, MVR, PhD, Dip. ECZM (Avian, Small mammal), CPBC
Yvonne van Zeeland graduated with merit from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 2004. Having worked briefly in private practice, she returned to Utrecht in 2005 to complete an internship in companion animal medicine, residency in avian medicine and PhD on feather damaging behavior in grey parrots. Aside from her recognition as a European Specialist in Avian Medicine, Yvonne became de facto recognized in Small Mammal Medicine, and certified as a parrot behavior consultant. Yvonne is currently employed at the Division of Zoological Medicine in Utrecht, where she devotes her time to teaching, research and patient care of birds and small mammals. She furthermore contributes actively to the international development and advancement of avian and exotic animal medicine through lectures, publications and membership of various professional organizations and committees, including serving as AAV's President for 2018-19.
Jaume Martorell Monserrat
Jaume Martorell Monserrat
He studied at the Autonomous University of Barcelona from which he received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and his PhD in 2006. He has worked in private exotic pet practice from 1995. Since 2000 he is a professor of the “Facultat de Veterinària de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona”, where he is responsible of the Exotic animal and Zoo medicine subject and is the head of the exotic pet service in the “Hospital Clinic Veterinari”. In 2011, Dr Martorell is recognized as an active Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) in the specialty Small Mammals Medicine. Currently, he is the supervisor of the ECZM-residency program (small mammal), the director of the ECZM-alternative residency program (reptile) and the exotic pet –internship; He has been author of papers in scientific journals and speaker in numerous national courses and congresses. He is an active member of veterinary national and internationals veterinary associations such as AVEPA-GMCAE, where he was the past president, SECV, and AEMV.
Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991. She is the owner of the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis. She is board certified through ABVP in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal medicine, and through ECZM in Small Mammal Medicine. Dr. Lennox is an adjunct professor at Purdue University Department of Clinical Sciences and teaches various exotic animal medicine topics to both veterinary and veterinary technician students. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, editor of the Handbook of Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry, and co-author of Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals. She resides near Indianapolis with her husband of more than 20 years and four daughters.
1995 Graduation of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
1996 Graduation of Doctoral thesis Since 1996 University Assistant at the University Hospital for Small Animals, Unit of Internal Medicine Since 1998 Head of the Service for Small Mammals Since 2009 Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small mammal) Since 2012 Head of the Working Group on Infectious Diseases in Companion Animals at the Vetmeduni Vienna 2016 Habilitation thesis Title: Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits and cats: Aetiological relevance, clinical manifestation and diagnostic challenges
Special interests: Infectious diseases and endocrinology
Paolo Selleri is a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Small Mammal and Herpetology) and is the head of the Clinica per Animali Esotici, an exotics-only animal hospital site in Rome. Paolo frequented world-class veterinary structures, courses, and conferences. After completion of his Ph.D. thesis on reptile renal diseases, Paolo worked as a clinical professor in the Universities of Padua, Naples, and Teramo, transmitting his passion for herpetological medicine to undergraduate students. Beyond daily clinical activity, Paolo is the coauthor of several books and papers and strongly supports the application of evidence-based standards for exotic animal medicine in Italy. He is the past-president of the Italian association of exotic animal veterinarians and is currently the vice-president of the association of Italian veterinarians.
DVM, DipACLAM, ABVP(ECM), ECZM(SM)
Tom is a lab animal vet and researcher who enjoys seeing exotic pets. He has held clinical appointments at Animal Medical Center in NY, Tufts Cummings Veterinary School and is a VIN Exotic Mammals Consultant. He is also co-editor of “Clinical veterinary advisor: Birds and exotic pets” and has published over 100 articles. He currently works at the French National Veterinary School in Paris where he is Research Professor and Co-service head of the exotic animal service.
Dr. med.vet. Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM)
Christoph Mans, is a native of Germany and received his veterinary degree from the University of Leipzig (Germany). He completed an internship in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada) followed by employment in private practice in Hong Kong. He then completed a 3-year-residency in zoological medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Milwaukee County Zoo and the International Crane Foundation. He is currently a clinical associate professor of zoological medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine.
I studied at the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort from which she received my degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2001. I completed an internship in medicine and surgery of domestic carnivores at Maisons-Alfort. I then completed a private internship in exotic animals in Washington DC with Dr Siemering. Since 2003, I worked in exotic practice outside Paris. I opened in 2019 my own exclusive exotic practice. I obtained « de facto » recognition for the European College of Zoological Medicine, specialty small mammals in 2014. I am is the author of papers in scientific journals and have been speaker in many national and international congresses on exotics.
BSc(VetSci)Hons BVM&S CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS RCVS recognized Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine
Iain Cope has worked with rabbits, exotic pet, wildlife and zoo animals since he graduated in 2006 from Edinburgh University. He gained his certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2011 and since 2014 is an RCVS recognized Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. He currently works in private practice in Cambridge working exclusively with rabbit and exotic/zoo species. He teaches nurses and veterinary surgeons on exotic species and also talks internationally. He has been published in peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is on the board for the journal UK VET: Companion Animal and is currently the ARAV and AEMV International Representative for UK and Ireland.