Speakers

Dr. Julie Cavin

Dr. Julie M Cavin has spent the last seven and a half years at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA, USA, initially as a Veterinary Fellow and then as Associate Veterinarian. Along with two other full time veterinarians, she is responsible for the health and well-being of a unique collection of animals including Northern fur seals, over 90 penguins of tree different species, giant octopuses, and a multitude of fishes (boney and cartilaginous) from around the world.

She also supervises multiple veterinary students each year. Prior to her current position, Dr. Cavin earned a bachelor’s degree and a Certificate in Living Marine Resource Ecology at Florida State University and a veterinary degree from North Carolina State University. She then completed a two year internship at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA, USA before moving to New England Aquarium. She has participated and led numerous unique procedures on aquatic animals during the nearly 10 years as a veterinarian and several years prior working with fisheries research and in rescue and rehabilitation clinics. Her research interests include improved anesthetic techniques for elasmobranchs, improving nutrition for aquarium animals of all taxa, and increasing the available baseline hematologic parameters for all aquatic animals.


Dr. Hamish Rodger

Hamish Rodger graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Scotland in 1984 and has worked as an aquatic animal veterinarian for over 30 years. He has a Masters in Aquatic Veterinary Medicine from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland where he also completed his PhD in 1997. He was founder and principal of the veterinary aquatic animal practice Vet-Aqua International, now merged into Fish Vet Group (FVG) of which he is Global Managing Director (www.fishvetgroup.com). FVG is the world’s largest aquatic animal veterinary, diagnostic and consultancy company and is part of Benchmark Holdings (www.benchmarkplc.com)


Dr. Katinka de Balogh

Dr Katinka de Balogh is a veterinarian specialized in tropical diseases and veterinary public health. She has held positions as lecturer at the veterinary faculties in Zambia, Mozambique and the Netherlands. She has worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 1988-1990 in the Veterinary Public Health Unit. Since 2002 she has been working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Since January 2016 she has taken up the position of Senior Animal Health and Production Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok, Thailand where she is also the focal point for antimicrobial resistance and One Health for FAO in the region.



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