Special Guests

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Marco Bernardini

Diplomate ECVN, Associate Professor University of Padua

Dr. Marco Bernardini works at the Veterinary Hospital I Portoni Rossi since 2007 as Head of the Department of Neurology. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988. In 1995 he graduated from the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN).
He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Animal Medicine, Production and Health of the University of Padua. Speaker at numerous courses and conferences in Italy and abroad, he is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters and the text “Neurology of the dog and the cat” (Poletto Editore).

Orit Chai

Diplomate ECVN, Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery Dept., Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

After completing my DVM studies at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine and a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary teaching hospital, I pursued my interest in neurology and entered a three-year residency program.After successfully completing the board exams, I joined the Neurological Department headed by Prof. Merav Shamir and took a clinical instructor position at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. As a clinician in the field of neurology, my scientific interest and work can be divided into two main fields:1) Identification of clinical conditions and development of new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of challenging neurological and neurosurgical conditions, 2) the use of different imagining modalities for diagnosis, screening, and prognosis of neurological diseases.

Lowri Davies

Lowri Davies


Lowri Davies graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992. She is currently one of only three specialists in the field of Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine working in the UK having successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation examination in January 2016. Her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation developed while working in specialist equine practice and led to her opening the first SMART Clinic back in  2004. Under her lead, the SMART Clinic has acquired a world wide reputation for excellence in the field of canine rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management with drawing clients from all over the UK and Europe.


Leonardo Meomartino

Professor, Ph.D

I graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1989 at Faculty of Naples. In 1994, I had a Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Orthopaedics. From 2006 to date, I have an associate professor position at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Naples and I am the scientific director of the local Interdepartmental Veterinary Radiology Centre. I organized several congress and post-graduated courses on Imaging applied in Veterinary Medicine. My current research activities principally concern: bone densitometry in wild animals; diagnostic imaging in rabbits, ferrets and birds; ultrasonography of the eyes in pets and wild animals.


Bogdan Florea

MD, Neurology-Epilepsy

Founder of the telemedicine network in epilepsy  Romanina TeleMedicine Epilepsy Network 
One of the three researchers who discovered the “Nu-complex” in EEG 

Kira Rapaport

Resident ECVN 

Resident ECVN, Israel


Horatiu Stan

MD, Neurosurgery

MD, specialist in human neurology and neurosurgery


Mihai Musteata

Senior Lecturer, Veterinary Neurology

He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Iasi in 2002, after which he attended the master courses in the field of Veterinary Clinical Therapy, the studies being completed with a doctorate in the field of Veterinary Neurology, Advanced veterinary imaging; Electrodiagnostic obtained in 2008. After finishing doctoral studies, Dr. Musteata has attended trainings and research internships at prestigious universities: Purdue University, West Laffayete, Indiana, USA; Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d Alfort, France; Koret VTH, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Federico II, Neaple, Italy; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagreb University.


Cosmin Pestean

Senior Lecturer, Anaestesiology 

Dr. Pestean graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca in 2001. His may specialty is in veterinary anesthesiology and critical care. Dr. Pestean is Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the discipline of propaedeutics and anesthesiology. 


Nicolae Coldea

DVM, Private practice 

DVM, Private practitioner in Sibiu county. Special interest in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery


Paul Alexandru

DVM, Professor

DVM, interest in human-animal comunication and relations