University of Namibia, Namibia
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Massey University, New Zealand
University of Sydney, Australia
Pan Dong Ryu
Seoul National University, South Korea
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Germany
University of Sarajevo
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Andrés Bello University, Chile
Middle East/North Africa
Benha University, Egypt
Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan
Jennifer Hammond (Chair)
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Indies
Lincoln Memorial University, USA
* Ross University, St. George’s University, and St. Matthews University included in US/Canada Region
Council Member Biographies:
Dr. Artemiou is an Associate Professor of Clinical Communication, and the Director of Research and Innovation in Veterinary Medical Education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM). Dr. Artemiou has focused her PhD and career on clinical communication, simulation-based teaching and learning, and outcome assessments. Dr. Artemiou emphasizes active teaching and incorporates blended learning and experiential practice in the classroom. Dr. Artemiou has also developed and implemented outcome assessments to evaluate students’ communication competence and established the role of simulated clients as raters.
Dr. Artemiou is passionate about exploring the advances of emerging technologies including the use of Apple technology, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence within veterinary and medical education. Dr. Artemiou successfully led the Apple Distinguished School initiative awarding RUSVM the Apple Distinguished School designation for 2019-2022.
Dr. Artemiou’s interests further encompass a variety of areas relevant to veterinary medical education and wellness including workplace learning and assessment, leadership development, diversity programs, human-animal interactions and improving quality of life for both animals and humans, the principles of relational coordination in academia and practice, and the One Health approach. Dr. Artemiou is an active member of the RUSVM Disaster Research Working Group.
Through her many roles at RUSVM, Dr. Artemiou encourages a culture of personal wellness and is a long-time practitioner of mindful meditation and reflective daily practice. Dr. Artemiou is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher in training through UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness with great interest surrounding the effects of mindfulness medication on physiological and psychological wellbeing.
Sarah graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Bristol and worked in clinical practice for 20 years. She retrained following an injury and gained a PhD in computer science. Her research involved developing and validating simulators that use virtual reality haptic (touch feedback) technology.
Sarah recently led a major curriculum review at Bristol Veterinary School. This involved adopting an outcomes-based approach with improved relevance and integration, a greater emphasis on student-centered learning and modernization of assessment and introducing a comprehensive program of quality assurance. Sarah is passionate about clinical skills teaching and was responsible for opening the clinical skills center at Bristol and integrating associated teaching and assessment throughout the curriculum. She has designed many models (low- and high-fidelity) and supporting learning resources and works with veterinarians in low- and middle-income countries to introduce new approaches in clinical skills teaching.
Over the last 15 years Sarah has developed a portfolio of research in areas of education as diverse as computer simulation, clinical skills, work-based learning, business skills, reflection and insight, transition to employment, evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), case-based learning, flipped classroom and mental wellbeing.
Sarah is now an Emeritus Professor with the University of Bristol and is fortunate to be able to dedicate more time to veterinary education research and collaborations around the world. She is also involved in accreditation, curriculum review, educational quality assurance and faculty development.
Her work has been recognized through being awarded the Times Higher Education’s Most Innovative Teacher of the Year, she is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She enjoys doing public engagement activities including demonstrations at the Science Museum, London and being involved in the BBC Christmas Lectures.
Kimberly Carney is an assistant professor of veterinary medicine and the coordinator of international programs at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM). After graduation from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, she owned and managed a rural mixed-animal practice for thirteen years. During this time, she served as an adjunct professor in the LMU veterinary technology program, as well as on the Board of Directors of Christian Veterinary Mission. Kim has served in numerous countries and capacities short term with this organization.
Between 2014 and 2018, Kimberly served with Christian Veterinary Mission full-time in Bolivia, both as a professor at Universidad Gabriel Rene Moreno Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria and in rural development projects in the countryside. In the Facultad, she developed new locally-sourced clinical skills models, conducted live surgery labs, and taught clinical reasoning and clinical English.
Kim joined LMU-CVM in 2018 as a clinical DVM with teaching responsibilities in both clinical rotations and in the robust clinical skills courses, utilizing and aiding in the creation of many models. As a current MPH/global health student, Kim’s current research focuses on veterinary student well-being, stress management, and antimicrobial resistance in shelter populations.
As the Coordinator of International Programs, she is creating agreements with universities and organizations globally for faculty exchanges and to offer students clinical and One Health opportunities in a variety of settings, thus integrating her passions for education and global health.
Professor Hussein El-Maghraby graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Zagazig University, Egypt in 1982. He appointed in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Benha University, Egypt where he completed the Master of Veterinary Science (Surgery) in 1988. He then joined the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California (Davis) to complete his PHD under the mutual system program. In 1992, Dr. El-Maghraby defended his PhD-thesis entitled ‘Ocular and Orbital Ultrasonography’ and joined Benha University as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology.
In the period between 1996-2001, Dr. El-Maghraby joined the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Science and Technology in Jordan, then He returned back to Benha University. Dr. El-Maghraby promoted to Associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2003. In 2007, He awarded Benha University prize for his scientific research and overall activities.
In 2008, Dr. El Maghraby, certified as International certified trainer and Human Resources Consultant (IBCT). In 2011, He got the certificate of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, University of Melbourne. In the period between 2009-2016, Dr. El-Maghraby hired as consultant of Development, Quality and Accreditation in Saudi Arabia Universities.
In 2016, Dr. El-Maghraby appointed as Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University. His Research interests include the fields of Veterinary Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology. He is highly interested in Veterinary Ophthalmology and Ultrasonography. He is involved in projects exploring various aspects of Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Medicine.
In addition to his academic responsibilities Dr. El-Maghraby holds a variety of development positions in Middle East including: member of the Strategic planning Committee for Veterinary sector (Egypt), member of National Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (Egypt), Member, Higher Scientific Promotion Committee in the supreme council of universities- Egypt, Executive Director of Project Management Unit (Benha University), Executive Director of the Development and Quality Deanship (AlJouf University & Sattam bin AbdulAziz University-Saudi Arabia), Consultant and trainer in the National commission of Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NCAAA,Saudi Arabia), Consultant of QA and Accreditation (Islamic University & Alsharq University -Saudi Arabia). Dr. El-Maghraby also chaired many accreditation site visits in Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Professor Nihad Fejzic is an animal health and epidemiology specialist with particular experience in terrestrial and aquatic disease surveillance and control, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, management of veterinary services and quality assurance in higher education. His area of expertise includes data analysis, system analysis, WTO, OIE and EU sanitary and phytosanitary measures and legislative framework and regulation of international trade of animal products.
Nihad had studied veterinary medicine at University of Sarajevo (1986 – 1991) and hold PhD (2002) in animal health economics from same University. He had worked as an assistant of Minister for agriculture in cantonal government (1996), deputy director of State veterinary office under Ministry of foreign trade end economics relations of BiH (2003 – 2007) and director of Agency for development of higher education and quality assurance of BiH under Council of Minister of BiH (2008-2011). He was a dean of Veterinary faculty of University of Sarajevo (2012 – 2020). Currently, he is a professor of veterinary epidemiology, animal health economics and zoonoses and director of Center for interdisciplinary study at University of Sarajevo where One health interdisciplinary master study is operating.
Nihad was national coordinator and international consultant for several FAO, OIA, IAEA and EU projects focusing on animal health, food safety, capacity building and professional development. Currently, he works as FAO international consultant on epidemiology and surveillance in Asia and Africa and as national coordinator of IAEA ZODIAC project. At international level, he is President of Association of Veterinary Faculties in Mediterranean region (REEV-MED) formed under umbrella of International organization for Animal Health (OIE) and a member of Scientific Council of EU COST action.
Dr. Carlos González is currently Professor of Andrés Bello University and Director of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Andrés Bello University. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences and a professional degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Chile and later completed a specialization program in Histopathology and Cytopathology in the Department of Experimental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile. He was awarded a scholarship by the British Council and Andes Foundation, to enroll at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. There, he obtained a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree with a mention in immunopathology and later obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with mention in immunopathology. After he returned and until 2007, he worked in the Department of Animal Pathology at the University of Chile, actively participating in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and diagnostic service, in the area of Animal Pathology. At the same time, he has actively contributed to the development of diagnostic pathology in support of clinical activity, founding Citovet, the first private laboratory specialized in veterinary diagnostic pathology. He also collaborates with state and private organizations in the area of Forensic Veterinary Pathology. He is a member of the postgraduate committee of the veterinary sciences area of the CNA (National Accreditation Commission), Past President of AFEVET (Association of Accredited Veterinary Medicine Faculties and Schools of Chile) and presently is Alternate Representative for Latin America & The Caribbean at the Council of International Medical Education (CIVME) of The American Association of Veterinary Medical Collegues (AAVMC).
DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH INTEREST
He began working on the development of hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies for the phenotyping and detection of macrophages, to later focus on the area of immunohistochemistry and computationally assisted morphometry. His area of research has focused mainly on Comparative Pathology studies. He has been mainly dedicated to the study of immunopathological aspects of inflammatory diseases and cancer, using experimental and clinical models. He has participated in several FONDECYT research projects, as principal investigator, co-investigator and collaborator. He also participates in other extramural and internal UNAB projects.
Jenny Hammond graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and worked in Small animal primary care private, emergency and charity practices before joining the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary medicine as a junior clinical training scholar in 2006. Following a rotating internship, Jenny joined the Small animal clinical services team, supporting students in the primary care rotations at the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) charity clinic. Jenny developed a particular interest in Veterinary education through her clinical teaching and was seconded from this role to develop the new Glasgow BVMS Curriculum, introduced in 2013. In 2017, Jenny completed a Doctorate in Health professions education, researching how students learn to cope with uncertainty in professional practice. This research interest has continued, through national and international research and scholarship collaborations in the areas of uncertainty, ambiguity tolerance and workplace based education. In her current role as director of the BVMS programme at Glasgow and Senior lecturer in Veterinary education, Jenny plays an active role in Veterinary education both nationally and internationally.
Dr Janicke qualified from the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany in 1996 with a veterinary degree and was then accepted for an Internship in Equine Surgery at Cambridge University, UK after which she successfully completed a PhD in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the same university.
Dr Janicke then went on to complete a Residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland followed by gaining her board certification with the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006. To gain some ‘real world’ experience she then worked as an equine surgeon and general equine practitioner in the Midlands and Essex, before returning to academia at Writtle University College, UK where she was in charge of developing an MSc in Equine Science course and course director of multiple undergraduate courses.
During this period she developed her interest in veterinary education further and gained a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy leading to her developing the undergraduate courses to be more student-led, which gained her the first Student-Led Teaching Award in Innovative Teaching at the college.
Following this she moved to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University, where she was in charge of further developing and expanding the Clinical Skills Centre as well running courses throughout the third and fourth years. During this time she achieved Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Currently she is at St George’s University where she is course director for Large Animal Surgery and the Evidence-based medicine domain of the Professional Development course. She is heavily involved in developing the new systems based curriculum and is Assessment Lead for the project team.
Eloise Jillings is Associate Dean – Admission and Students at the Massey University School of Veterinary Science in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She graduated as a veterinarian from Massey University in 2001, and worked in small animal practice before completing a residency in clinical pathology. Over her time working in the university her research interests have grown from clinical pathology to veterinary education related topics, particularly regarding admission and inclusivity. She is also a member of the AAVMC Admission and Recruitment committee. Eloise has pioneered changes to veterinary student selection in New Zealand to introduce evidence-based methods of non-academic performance assessment into a previously academic-only selection process. This formed the foundation of her doctoral studies. Eloise is Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) descent. She is responsible for the implementation of a wrap-around equity pathway for Māori and Pacific students to facilitate their improved representation in the New Zealand veterinary profession. In her current role, Eloise is actively involved in veterinary programme management and curriculum development.
Christin Kleinsorgen is a veterinarian and research associate at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany. Christin founded the German Veterinary Students Association in 2010 and chaired as member of executive committee for Hannover from 2010 until 2013. From 2013 until 2015 she chaired the committee on veterinary education and was awarded a grant to investigate reflection and time management of veterinary students within Germany. After her veterinary studies (2007-2013), she started working as research assistant in the E-Learning-Department of the University and wrote her dissertation about virtual patients in veterinary basic sciences within the EU-funded vet-VIP project. She took over the management of the project “Competence center for e-learning, didactics and educational research” among German-speaking veterinary establishment from 2014 until 2016. Since 2016 she teaches communication in the clinical skills lab. In 2017 she completed a Higher Education Training Programme „Professional Teaching”. After defending her dissertation (2017, with honours), she started a postgraduate part-time master programme in veterinary education at the Royal Veterinary College in London. By now she has completed the Postgraduate Certificate and finishes the Postgraduate Diploma in 2020. Since 2018 she is secretary of the Veterinary Education worldwide (ViEW) and hereby has an extensive (inter-)national network within veterinary medical education.
Her research focus is in virtual patients and development of clinical reasoning, communication and key competence training in veterinary education. She is a supervisor of doctoral students in these topics. She regularly attends, presents research results and facilitates workshops at international conferences such as the German Association for Medical Education, Graz Conference, UK Veterinary Education Symposium and the Association’s for Medical Education in Europe conference (AMEE). Furthermore, she publishes in peer reviewed (inter-)national journals and serves as reviewer of manuscripts for various (inter-)national journals including the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, GMS Journal for Medical Education and BMC Medical Education.
Ryu, Pan Dong
Pan Dong is a professor of veterinary pharmacology at College of Veterinary Medicine Seoul National University (CVM SNU). He got his veterinary licence (1979) in Seoul and served for Korean Army for 2 years as First Lieutenant. He obtained his master’s degree in CVM SNU (1983), and PhD degree in Veterinary Physiology (Pharmacology) in Iowa State University (1989). After two years of postdoctoral training in the U.S.A., he joined CVM SNU as lecturer in 1991.
Since 1991, he has worked for advancement of veterinary education as teacher in veterinary pharmacology (1991~), Dean of CVM SNU (2011~2015), and presidents of Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (2014~2015), Korean Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (2013~2015) and Korean Society of Veterinary Medical Education (2013~2015). Pan Dong has also served as a member of OIE Ad hoc Group on Veterinary Education (2015~2016), Co-Chair of Vision 2050 Committee of World Veterinary Conference for WVA Declaration of Incheon (2016-2017; and guest editor for a special issue of Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (2019~2020).
Currently he works for Accreditation Board of Veterinary Education in Korea (2015~) as a member of Board of Directors, and for development of a national model of day-one-competencies as Chair of Education Committee, Korean Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (2015~). He is also working for Journal of Veterinary Science (2016~) and Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (2018~) as Editor-in-Chief. In research, he published 170 research papers on neuronal transmission in the hypothalamus and worked as Director of BK21 Program (2006~2011), a national graduate research program. His current research interest is understanding the structure and function of the primo vascular system, a novel tissue known as anatomical substance of the meridian.
Associate Professor Sanaa Zaki positions her research in the One Health framework, engaging in two major streams; Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Education. In comparative medicine, her research concentrates on osteoarthritis (OA) pain and the use of animal models to understand pain mechanisms and identify novel therapeutic targets. In veterinary education her focus is on graduate employability and resilience.
A/Prof Zaki is a qualified veterinarian with specialist training in veterinary anaesthesia and ANZCVSc membership. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2017 for her exploration of the mechanisms of osteoarthritis pain, where she investigated disease phenotype and pain relationships in murine models of arthritis. During her PhD, she was awarded an Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Young Investigators Scholarship, This Scholarship funded Sanaa to conduct research at the Laboratory for Translational Research in Osteoarthritis at Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, in collaboration with Professor Malfait, a leading researcher in osteoarthritis pain. After completing her PhD, Sanaa established the Translational Orthopaedic Pain Investigation Centre (TOPIC), a collaborative initiative of the Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratories and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. As co-director, Sanaa has continued to investigate the complex pathophysiological pathways that contribute to the development of OA pain, as a means of unlocking new therapies to treat this complex disease.
A/Prof Zaki is recognised for her expertise in pain behaviour testing in mouse models of knee OA and is an Honorary Associate of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research (FHM). She has numerous research collaborations with leading experts in the field of musculoskeletal disease and chronic pain.
A/Prof Zaki is the Clinical Residency Program Director and also coordinates the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Orientation Program. Sanaa teaches Professional Practice to DVM students. Professional Practice is a broad discipline that encompasses the foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes for being an effective veterinary professional. Key themes include ethics, legislation and professional conduct; emotional intelligence and leadership; communication and cultural competence; one health and the human-animal bond; practice management; career management and self-care. Her teaching is research-informed, and she has developed an innovative Professional Practice curriculum that is supported by her own research into veterinary education and graduate employability.
Dr. Luis Zarco studied Veterinary Medicine at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), followed by a Ph.D. in endocrinology at the University of California, Davis (1985). During the last 35 years Dr. Zarco has been a Professor at UNAM´s College of Veterinary Medicine. He teaches research methodology to veterinary students, and endocrinology and physiology of reproduction to post-graduate students. He carries out both basic and applied research on reproductive endocrinology. Luis Zarco has published more than 80 scientific papers on reproductive endocrinology and physiology of several animal species.
Dr. Luis Zarco has a demonstrated interest in the advancement of veterinary education and in international collaboration in the field. He was Dean of the Veterinary College of UNAM from 1997 to 2005. He was President of the Mexican Association of Veterinary Medical Schools (1998-2000), President of the National Council of Veterinary Education of Mexico (2003-2006), as well as president of the Pan-American Federation of Veterinary Schools (2002-2004), which affiliates the national associations of veterinary schools from Latin-American countries.
At the personal level, the strong commitment of Dr. Zarco to quality veterinary education was recognized when he was awarded the “National University Award” (Mexico, 1998) for best teaching in Natural Sciences. Dr. Zarco has attended and participated as a speaker in a large number of PanAmerican and World meetings on veterinary education, and has published papers on veterinary education on the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education and on the OIE´s Scientific and Technical Review.
Luis Zarco is in a good position to understand the role of veterinary education in the development of the veterinary profession, since he has held leadership positions in national and international professional organizations. He served as President of the Mexican Veterinary Federation (20072008). Later, from 2010 to 2014 he was President of the Panamerican Veterinary Association (PANVET), which is the organism that congregates the National Veterinary Associations of the American Continent. Also, Dr. Zarco served (2008-2010) as the Councilor from Latin America to the World Veterinary Association (WVA).