Susan Little, DVM
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Feline Practice
Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She is a past president of the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners and International Council for Veterinary Assessment board member. She is a peer reviewer for veterinary journals as well as the author of many journal articles. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill's Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013). She is the editor and co-author of two textbooks: The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management (2012) and August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 (2015).
Yaiza Forcada, DVM PhD DECVIM PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Director, The VetCT Telemedicine Hospital
Yaiza graduated in 2002 at the University of Madrid. After a short time in private practice, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she undertook a Small Animal Internship at the Royal Veterinary College. She then accepted a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Liverpool and she gained her Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2008. Following this, she returned to the Royal Veterinary College to do a PhD about the genetics and pathophysiology of Feline Diabetes. She discovered the first gene associated with feline diabetes. Although she enjoyed her research years, Yaiza always wanted to return to clinical practice, where she could interact with students, fellow clinicians and patients. After her PhD, she became a Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at The Royal Veterinary College. Most recently, Yaiza has moved to The Netherlands with her family and is now The Clinical Director of the Newly Launched Vet-CT Telemedicine Hospital, a service that provides specialist help and support for veterinary clinicians. Yaiza is also part of the Internal Medicine Team at de Medisch Centrum voor Dieren in Amsterdam, where she continues to provide high-level clinical care to her patients. Yaiza likes all aspects of internal medicine, especially if it is cat-related, she has a passion for endocrinology and gastroenterology.