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Cat primary prevention: from complex issues to simple communication
Friday 25th June 2021 
Live: 10:00- 11:00 GMT+1 Complex cat cases in daily practice – how to take the pressure off Dr. Angelika Drensler
On-demand:Available from 12:00 GMT+1 The ever-complex parasitism of cats: Expert insights Professor Donato Traversa
On-demand:Available from 12:00 GMT+1  Introducing NexGard COMBO: A simple way to turn every cat into a beast against parasites!  Marielle Servonnet
On-demand: Available from 12:00 GMT+1 Visits, Vaccines, and Parasiticides: Top Tips to Improve Compliance.  Eric Garcia



Professor Donato Traversa

Prof. Donato Traversa graduated with a DVM in 1999 and a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology and Animal Parasitic Diseases in 2002. In 2004 he received a European Young Scientist Award from the European Federation of Parasitologists and in 2006 the Diploma from the European College of Veterinary Parasitology (DipEVPC, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology), for which he has been for years the senior member of the Education Committee.

Currently he is Full Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of Animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy, where, he is the Director of the DVM programme and, in the last 20 years has supervised dozens of undergraduate students, intramural and extramural post-doc and PhD students, and research fellows. In the last ten years at the same Faculty he has been in charge with the International relationships and with QA of the DVM programme. From 2016 to 2018 he has been a member of the Financial Board of the University of Teramo.

Prof. Traversa has been scientific responsible for various international and national scientific projects, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several leading Journals in the field of Parasitology (for instance Veterinary Parasitology, Parasites and Vectors) and he is Associate Editor for the Parasitology section of the Open Access Journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Also, he has served as peer reviewer for about 50 reviewed International Scientific Journals on Medical Sciences, Veterinary Parasitology and Molecular Biology.

He has given talks in the areas of veterinary parasitology in more than 100 national and international meetings,

has (co-)authored over 500 publications, oral presentations, book chapters and has been Scientific Editor of a book on clinical parasitology of dogs and cats.

The main thrust of his research relies on extra-intestinal and intestinal nematodes of companion animals, and water-borne and vector-borne zoonotic pathogens, with a focus on epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical aspects, drug resistance and efficacy of parasiticides.

Marielle Servonnet

Marielle Servonnet graduated as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the French National Veterinary School of Nantes in 1991, and spent 11 years working as a vet practitioner mainly in Companion Animal practice.

Marielle joined a pharmaceutical company in 2002, as trainer and lecturer for pharmaceutical assistants and pharmacists in the field. Since she joined the veterinary industry in 2006, she has worked as Technical Manager for Pet Parasiticides at country level for France, then at Global level. Her work is still dedicated to Parasitology and Pet Parasiticides, with a special focus on training and e-learning. Marielle still gives lectures and courses in Pharmacy or Veterinary Universities and in congresses. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD) and is currently Technical Director in the Global Veterinary Technical Services for parasitology and parasiticides at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.


Eric Garcia

When it comes to helping veterinary practices streamline their technology and attract and retain clients, Eric Garcia has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results.

Eric is an internationally recognized IT and Digital Strategist working exclusively with veterinary practices. In addition to a long list of satisfied clients, Garcia’s work has been recognized throughout the industry. Eric is an advisory board member with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and widely published author. Eric was voted VMX Speaker of the Year by conference attendees. He speaks regularly at conferences all throughout the world.

Dr. Angelika Drensler

Dr. Angelika Drensler received her VMD and Doctor degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover. She founded her first own small animal practice in 1989 and constantly grew since then, currently Dr. Drensler runs a small animal clinic in Elmshorn near Hamburg in northern Germany and is specialized in small animal medicine with particular interest in feline medicine and dental health. Since 2008 Dr. Drensler is member of the ISFM and was awarded the “Catfriendly Clinic Gold” status by the ISFM in 2012 as one of the first clinics in Germany.  Dr. Drensler is co-founder of the German working group and partner of ISFM “Feline Medicine DGK-DVG” and heading the “German CAT group”. In 2018 she has been awarded by the ISFM the Advanced Certificate of Feline Behaviour and published her first book “Cattitude” in the same year