The Board


Jerzy Gawor
DVM PhD Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, Dipl.EVDC Dipl.AVDC

Dr Jerzy Paweł Gawor (1966) graduated in April 1992. He received his PhD in 1996. Since January 2009 Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. In 2015 successfully completed requirements and became Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and European Veterinary Dental College. His main field of professional activity is dentistry, head and neck surgery and oncology. Published and presented over 120 publications in veterinary dentistry.

President Elect:

Chris Pearce
RCVS, Dipl.EVDC-Equine

Past President:

Jens Ruhnau


Lieven Vlaminck
DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS, Dipl EVDC Eq
Assistant Professor 


Sigbjørn H. Storli

Equine Section:

Astrid Bienert-Zeit

Henry Tremaine

Members at Large:

Ana Nemec

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Dr. Ana Nemec was born in Slovenia, Europe. She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2004. She continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, focusing on research in the systemic effect of periodontal disease, while working as a veterinarian at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty. She completed her PhD with the thesis “The effect of oral inoculation with Porphyromonas gingivalis on systemic nitric oxide levels in mice” in 2009, before moving to Davis to specialize in dentistry and oral surgery. She completed the residency training program in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis, in 2012 and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2013. In autumn 2012 Dr. Nemec returned to her home University in Ljubljana as an Assistant Professor, but she also maintains a research appointment as a Research Associate at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. Her main interest is oral biology, and in particular host response to oral bacteria and tumor biology. 

Frank Verstraete