• XVIII International Congress of Small Animal Reproduction

    Fertility, Pregnancy, Neonate
    Wrocław 12-13.10.2024

  • Acclaimed International Speakers

  • dr Lluis Ferre Dolcet

    Padua, Włochy

    Graduated in veterinary medicine in 2011 at Cardenal Herrera-CEU University, Valencia, Spain. Subsequently, he obtained a master's degree in biology and biotechnology of mammalian reproduction in 2012 from the University of Murcia, Spain. In the following years he worked at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona where he obtained his PhD at the end of 2016 on the transfer of water and sugars through the uterus and placenta in different stages of pregnancy of the cat. In the following years he was focused much more on the daily clinic with particular interest in reproductive endocrinology. From 2017 to 2020 he was resident at the European College of Animal Reproduction of the University of Padua, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Romagnoli and became an ECAR Diplomate (EBVS certificate) in November 2021. Since January 2021 he coordinates the Reproduction and Pediatrics Unit of the San Marco Veterinary Clinic and Laboratory in Padua, Italy.

    In recent years he has collaborated with Virbac and Royal Canin in several training courses, congresses and product launches both in Europe and in Latin American countries. Today he is part of the board of the European Society of Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR) and he is the author of 19 scientific publications in indexed journals. His main interests in both clinical and research are focused on reproductive endocrinology, prostatic pathologies and control of reproduction.

  • lek. wet. Adam Gierulski


    Veterinarian, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin in 1996, specialist in veterinary radiology, specialist in dogs and cats. Since 1998 co-owner of the Animal Veterinary Clinic in Łódź, currently co-manager of a team of two veterinary clinics - Anicura Animal. Professionally, he deals with problems related to reproduction, surgery and imaging diagnostics of small animals. Author of publications in the field of reproduction and veterinary radiology. I devote my private time to family and winter sports. I have two dogs named Bibi and Sili.

  • dr hab. n. wet. Sławomir Giziński


    He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at SGGW in 1996. In the same year, he began his PhD studies in canine and feline diseases at the Department of Animal Reproduction in 2002, defending his doctoral thesis entitled “Ovarian steroid concentration and expression of their receptors and Ki-67 antigen in mammary gland tumors in bitches” for which he received the award of the Rector of SGGW. Continuously for more than 27 years, he has been a scientific and didactic employee of the Animal Reproduction Department of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the SGGW. In 2007, he was awarded the title of Animal Reproduction Specialist at the PIW in Puławy. Among Slawomir Gizinski's numerous scientific interests related to animal reproduction, the problems of male infertility in companion and free-living animals and mammary gland dysfunction should be mentioned in particular. In his clinical work at well-known veterinary clinics in Warsaw, he consults on gynecology, andrology, and oncological surgery of companion animals. Author of more than 50 publications and scientific reports in both Polish and foreign journals. Participant of a great number of workshops and trainings, a valued lecturer, a very experienced operator and consultant.

  • prof. Sandra Goericke-Pesch


    In 2001, she completed her veterinary studies at the University of Gießen. She defended her doctoral thesis four years later, and in 2014, she obtained her habilitation - both dissertations focused on topics within the field of andrology (horse semen and testicular function in male dogs and cats). Since 2018, she has held the position of full professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, where she specializes in the reproduction of dogs and cats. Previously, she worked, among others, at KGGA (Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Andrology of Large and Small Animals) at the University of Gießen and at the University of Copenhagen.

    Since 2010, she has been a certified member of ECAR (European College of Animal Reproduction) and served on the board of EVSSAR for over 6 years. She is the author and co-author of nearly 300 publications (articles, reviews, book chapters, abstracts, etc.).

  • lek. wet. Konrad Kalisz


    Vet. Konrad Kalisz - graduated in 1996 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin. After graduation he worked at the Department of Small Animal Surgery of his alma mater. Since 1998 he has been co-owner of the ANIMAL Clinic in Lodz. Since 2023, he has been an associate of AniCura Poland. In his professional work he specializes in canine and feline reproduction, canine and feline neurology and diagnostic imaging. He is certified by the Kennel Club of Poland to evaluate the skeletal system of pedigree dogs. Privately, he owns three British cats and is an enthusiast of long distance trips.

  • dr Xavier Levy


    Dr Levy started his specialisation by an internship in dog and cat internal medicine and surgery in Alfort Vetschool in 2003. Then, he did his residency in reproduction under the supervision of Alain Fontbonne and in parallel be involved as a clinician in urology-nephrology in the medicine department of Alfort vet school until 2007. In 2006, he became the head of CERCA (Center of Research and Clinics in Small Animal Reproduction, ENVA). In 2007, he became ECAR diplomate. He was elected (2010) in the European Board of Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR). Dr Levy is President of the French Veterinary Society of Small Animal Reproduction, Breeding and Genetics since 2012 (GERES, AFVAC). He is member of the Reproduction Council of the French Kennel Club. Since his residency, he is deeply involved in clinical research as schedule C-section, prostatitis diagnosis, BPH blood markers (ODELIS CPSE® test), wild felids intra-uterine insemination (CRESAM), pediatric surgery and breeding soundness. In 2008, he associated with Dr Mimouni (past-president of GERES) and developed the first private center dedicate to reproduction and pediatrics in dogs and cats in South of France (CRECS). He is still very involved in veterinarian education through a website (www.vetreproduction.com), teaching in French vet schools, and regular lectures/workshops in France and Europe.

  • dr George Mantziaras


    George Mantziaras graduated from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University of Thessaloníki in 1997. From 2003 till today he works as a private practitioner, dedicated in small animal ultrasonography and reproduction. George was a resident at Biomedical Research Center of Academy of Athens from October of 2003 till October of 2006. Until today he is cooperating with the Experimental Surgery Department as an external associate. In 2012 he finished his PhD at the Veterinary School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 2014 he is following an alternative residency program of European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) in order to become a specialist, under the supervision of Professor Cecilia G. Luvoni of University of Milan (Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety). His research interest is ultrasonography and its applications on the field of small animal reproduction. He has actively participated in many local and international congresses and has several publications on the field of ultrasonography. He is a member of EVSSAR from 2002, served a member of the EVSSAR Board and the President of the EVSSAR Board.

  • prof. Chiara Milani


    She obtained a DVM Degree in 2003, and a PhD in 2008 at the University of Padova. Then she gained a position of researcher since 2008 and became Associate Professor in 2022 at the University of Padova in the area of Animal Reproduction, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since 2005 she is working in small animal reproduction area at the Veterinary teaching hospital of the University of Padova, teaching the vet students on the fifth year of the Veterinary Degree course and to the bachelor’s degree of Animal Care. Her main research interests are on specific topic of small animal reproduction, such as andrology, methods of sperm analysis, optimizing freezing protocol, artificial insemination, optimal breeding timing and progesterone analysis, US monitoring of pregnancy, parturition timing, endocrinology and control of the reproductive cycle of the bitch, antimicrobial resistance in the breeding dog population. She is author and co-author of 43 scientific contribution in indexed journals, and of more than 75 proceeding abstracts. She is EVSSAR (European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproductio) member as well as member of other italian and international societies of animal reproduction, and she serves in the EVSSAR Board since 2019. She became EVSSAR vice-president in 2022.

  • dr Andrea Muennich


    Born in Germany, she did her veterinary studies at Humboldt University from 1983 to 1988, where she received her doctorate in 1991. She worked at Humboldt University and then at Freie Universitat until 2006. She currently runs a reference center in Berlin for reproduction in small animals and embryotransfer in cattle. In 2003, she obtained her European specialization, Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction ECAR, and is currently a member of the ECAR Examination Committee. She also gained a national specialization in Germany in 1992 - animal reproduction and artificial insemination (Fachtierarzt). She did her residency in the United States in 2000 at the Veterinary Referral Center, Frazer - Philadelphia/PA. She publishes and lectures on neonatology and small animal pediatrics, reproductive endocrinology, canine and feline genital diseases, microbiological status of neonates. She is a lecturer at many international conferences including ESDAR, EVSSAR (Toulouse, Vienna, Paris, Whistler, Budapest). She has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications (original and review articles) in the professional press and 3 books - Animal Obstetrics 1993; Canine Reproduction 2006; Andrology 2006. Since 2011, she has been the official veterinarian for animal welfare in the Berlin district.

  • dr Hasan Sontas


    Dr. Hasan Sontas earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1999. In 2005, he received his PhD degree at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of Istanbul University, Turkey. Between 2012 and 2014, he worked at the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Andrology in Vienna Veterinary University as a senior clinician. In 2013 he received his Associate Professor title in Turkey. Dr.Sontas became a Diplomate of European College of Animal Reproduction (DiplECAR) in 2014. He is the author of many peer reviewed articles and co-author of a chapter in BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Reproduction and Neonatology, 2nd edition. He is a member of the Communication Committee of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS) and the national representative of Austria and Turkey for EBVS. In addition he is a board member of European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR). Dr.Sontas established the first private semen bank for dogs in Austria and currently, owns a private practice highly specialized in small animal reproduction in Vienna, Austria.