Committees

Committees

Below you will find the different committees of WSAVA who are working hard on bettering the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide!

LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Jerzy Gawor | Chair LHC
Jacek Szulc
Andrzej Lisowski
Zbigniew Blimke

Roman Lechowski
Tadeusz Frymus
Wojciech Niżanski

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Ellen Van Nierop I Chair
Lawson Cairns
Oscar Umana
Lowell Ackerman

HEREDITARY DISEASES

Jerold Bell I Chair
Ake Hedhammar
Claire Wade
Cathryn Melleresh
Monique Megans
Susan Little
Helle Friis Proschowsky
Walt Ingwersen I EB liaison

ONE HEALTH

Michael R. Lappin I Chair
Colin Burrows
Sarah Cleaveland
Chand Khanna
Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day
Casey Barton Behravesh
Gregg Takashima
Peter Karczmar
Thijs Kuiken
Alex Thiermann
Luca Guardabassi

DENTAL STANDARDIZATION PROJECT COMMITTEE

Jerzy Gawor | Co-Chair
Brook Niemiec | Co-Chair
Marco Gioso
Ana Nemec
Cedric Tutt
David Clarke
Gottfried Morgenegg
Marge Chandler
Kymberley Steward
Paulo Steagall

THERAPEUTICS GUIDELINES GROUP 

Luca Guardabassi | Chair
Paulo Steagall
Guillermina Manigot
Stephen Page
Melissa Bourgeois
Devon Dublin
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas
J Scott Weese
Ludovic Pelligand
Jorge Pinto Ferreira

CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Frédéric Gaschen I Chair
Ameet Singh

ANIMAL WELFARE WELLNESS

Melinda D. Merck I Co Chair
Tess Kommedal I Co Chair
Rod Jouppi
Shane Ryan I EB liaison
John Merritt Rawlings
Karyl Hurley
Sheila A. Robertson
Abdhul Rahman
Natasha Lee

CONGRESS STEERING

Kevin Stevens I Chair
Adriana Quintana Lopez
Gregg Takashima
Umesh Karkare
Jerzy Gawor
Ivanov Castellanos
Shane Ryan
Jim Berry
Eleanor Ho

VACCINATION GUIDELINES

Michael J. Day I Chair
Cynda Crawford
Mary Marcondes
Richard Squires
Ronald Schultz

WSAVA FOUNDATION

Gabriel Varga I President
Mark Johnstone I Vice President
Adriana Lopez Quintana I Secretary
Laurel Kaddatz I Treasurer
Colin Burrows I Board member
Joy Santos I  Board member
Umesh Karkare I  Board member
Daphne Westgeest I  Board member
Michael Topper I  Board member

PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS GROUP 

Nienke Endenburg | Chair
Derick Chibeu | Co-chair
Michael Paton
Martin Soberano
Janet Donlin
Marie Holowaychuk
Patricia Dowling
Vicki Lim, student-member
Shane Ryan, EB liaison

WSAVA ONE CARE INITIATIVE   

Siyara Chunekamrai | Chair

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY

Gad Baneth I Chair
Cecile Clercx
Richard Squires
Lorrie Gaschen
Hajime Tsujimoto
Alex Koutinas
Jane Skyes

LEADERSHIP AND NOMINATION

Geeta Saini | Chair
Claude Beata
Makarand Chavan
Lawson Cairns
Ivanov Castellanos
Jim Berry
Jordi Franch
Edgardo Unson
Renee Hoynck van Papendrecht

FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Debbie Osborne I Chair
Laurel Kaddaz
Mark Shepherd
Manfred Hochleitner
David Miller
Michael Day I EB Liaison

GLOBAL NUTRITION

Marge Chandler I Chair
Gregg Takashima I Chair
Adriana Lopez Quintana
Cecilia Villaverde Haro
Ping-Chih (Ben) Teng
Minna Rinkinen
Martin de Scally
Rachel Lumbis
Lisa Weeth

GLOBAL PAIN COUNCIL

Duncan Lascelles I Chair
Walt Ingwersen
Peter Kronen
Paulo Steagall
Kazu Yamasita
Sheilah A. Robertson
Bonnie Wright
Jo Murrell
Beatriz Monteiro

TRANSLATION COMMITTEE

Martin Soberano | Chair
Cécile Guerche
Rebecca George
Olga Kurbatova
Ana Reisinho
Vivian He
Lee Sung-Dong
Tanya Malkova
Marisa Gonzalas
Maya Cyganska
Faouzi Kechrid
Huynh T Thanh Ngoc
Ellen van Nierop EB liaison