Important Dates

Call for Abstracts: 2 June 2020
Registration Open: September 2020
Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2020






ECZM Scientific Committee

ECZM SC Chair
Livia Benato
DVM, MScR, CertZooMed, DipECZM (Small Mammals), MRCVS

ECZM SC Chair
Livia Benato
DVM, MScR, CertZooMed, DipECZM (Small Mammals), MRCVS

Livia Benato has worked with rabbits and exotic animals since she graduated in 2002. Livia is a RCVS and EBVS Recognised Specialist in Small Mammal Medicine and works as Small Mammal and Exotics Veterinary Associate at City Vets in Exeter.  Livia is studying towards her PhD in Rabbit Pain and Analgesia at the University of Bristol and she is an affiliate lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

Yedra Feltrer Rambaud
DVM, MSc, DipECZM (ZHM)

Yedra Feltrer Rambaud
DVM, MSc, DipECZM (ZHM)

Bio coming soon…

Thierry Jauniaux
DVM, PhD

Thierry Jauniaux
DVM, PhD

Bio coming soon…

Katja Koeppel
DMV, BVMS, MSc (wildlife), CertZooMed, DipECZM (ZHM)

Katja Koeppel
DMV, BVMS, MSc (wildlife), CertZooMed, DipECZM (ZHM)

Dr Katja Koeppel graduate from Glasgow University in 2000. She came to South Africa in 2002 and completed her MSc in wildlife in 2004 from the University of Pretoria on probiotics in cheetah. After working in private practice, she joined the Johannesburg Zoo as veterinarian and later head veterinarian until 2015. She received her diplomate from the European College of Zoological Medicine in Zoo Health Management in 2015. She started as senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria and is currently busy with her PhD in oral bait rabies vaccine in black-backed jackals. She is passionate about conservation and the veterinary advisor for the Mabula Southern Ground-Hornbill Project. She is the currently the president of the South African Veterinary Association wildlife group.

Becki Lawson
MA, VetMB, MSc, PhD, DipECZM (WPH), FRCVS

Becki Lawson
MA, VetMB, MSc, PhD, DipECZM (WPH), FRCVS

Becki Lawson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. After qualifying from the University of Cambridge in 1997, she began working with treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife casualties and subsequently focused on wildlife disease outbreak investigation and scanning surveillance of various terrestrial and marine species. Her research interest focuses on the epidemiology and impact of disease on free-living wildlife populations.

Antoine Leclerc
DVM, DipECZM (ZHM)

Antoine Leclerc
DVM, DipECZM (ZHM)

Antoine Leclerc graduated from Alfort National Veterinary School in 2007 and presented a thesis on avian malaria infections in penguins. After having completed a veterinary internship at La Palmyre Zoo, he has been working as a full-time zoo vet since 2007, at Sigean Zoo, Thoiry Zoo, and Beauval Zoo. He became a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (ZHM) in 2016.  He is a board member of the French-speaking Zoo Vet Association, member of the Scientific Committee of ECZM, and European veterinary advisor for greater kudus and black lemurs.

Jonas Malmsten
DVM, PhD, DipECZM (WPH)

Jonas Malmsten
DVM, PhD, DipECZM (WPH)

Bio coming soon…

David McLelland
BSc(Vet), BVSc, DVSc, MANZCVS (Zoo Medicine), DipACZM, DipECZM (ZHM)

David McLelland
BSc(Vet), BVSc, DVSc, MANZCVS (Zoo Medicine), DipACZM, DipECZM (ZHM)

Dr David McLelland is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian based at Zoos South Australia since 2008. Dr McLelland received his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 2001, and completed a residency in Zoo Medicine and Pathology at the Toronto Zoo/University of Guelph in 2007. He is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Zoo Animal Medicine, a Diplomat of the ACZM and ECZM (Zoo Health Management), and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Andrei Mihalca
DVM, PhD, MSc, DipECZM

Andrei Mihalca
DVM, PhD, MSc, DipECZM

Bio coming soon…

Viktor Molnár
DVM, PhD, MScZool, DipECZM (WPH)

Viktor Molnár
DVM, PhD, MScZool, DipECZM (WPH)

Viktor graduated from the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Hungary in 1999. He had been head veterinarian for 6 years at the Exotic Animal Division, Department and Clinic for Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University, Budapest. He has been a zoologist since 2007, a specialised veterinarian in exotic animal medicine since 2009, and a diplomate of ECZM (WPH) since 2010. He received his PhD in 2008 on diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in the veterinary care of bats. After being a zoo veterinarian at Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden from 2003 to 2013, he and his family moved to Germany. Viktor has been the head veterinarian of the Hannover Adventure Zoo, Germany since 2014.

Richard Saunders
BSc (Hons), BVSc, FRSB, CBiol, DZooMed (Mammalian), DipECZM (ZHM), MRCVS

Richard Saunders
BSc (Hons), BVSc, FRSB, CBiol, DZooMed (Mammalian), DipECZM (ZHM), MRCVS

Richard obtained zoology and veterinary science degrees from Liverpool University in 1994, and worked in increasingly exotic animal practice and obtained his RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine, with some time working with British Wildlife as well, before starting a residency in Rabbit and Zoo medicine and Surgery at Bristol Zoo. After completing his residency and obtaining his Diploma, he obtained RCVS and ECZM Specialist status in the Zoo Health Management discipline. He lectures at Bristol University and for private veterinary CPD companies, has authored several book chapters, and co-authored 2 textbooks on rabbits, as well as being published on a range of zoo and exotic pet topics.

LOC Liaison with ECZM SC / LOC Chair
Endre Sós
DVM, PhD, DipECZM (ZHM)

LOC Liaison with ECZM SC / LOC Chair
Endre Sós
DVM, PhD, DipECZM (ZHM)

Endre graduated at the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest in 1995 and immediately started as a zoo veterinarian in the same year at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, where he is currently the Director of Veterinary Services and Conservation. Together with his team they are the official veterinarians in numerous current and former Life Plus conservation programs, dealing with the Hungarian meadow viper, Imperial Eagle and endangered rodents of Hungary. He is also involved in the conservation medicine of other high profile species, such as the Przewalski’s horse, Eurasian otter and the Eurasian beaver. He is one of the vet advisors in the Elephant TAG, Przewalski’s horse EEP and Red panda EEP. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Hungarian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV Hungarian Section) and the EAZWV itself. He owns a DESMAN (Diploma on Endangered Species Management, issued by the University of Canterbury, Kent and completed in Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust), and have the titles of a Hungarian Specialist in Companion Animal Medicine and a Hungarian Specialist in Exotic Animal Medicine. He completed a PhD in Great Bustard medicine and became a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) in 2012.
Endre is liaison to the ECZV and EAAV Committee and the ICARE Steering Committee.


Important Dates

Call for Abstracts: 2 June 2020
Registration Open: September 2020
Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2020