Stijn Niessen, DVM, PhD, ECVIM-CA Internal Medicine

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA) Internal Medicine 2007

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy, University of London (FHEA) 2011


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London 2011
  • Residency in Small Animal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College 2006
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow 2003
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Ghent (Gent) College of Veterinary Medicine 2002

Current Professional Activities

Past Professional Activities

  • Lecturer Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • Locum and Emergency Veterinary Surgeon
  • PhD-Student Medical School Newcastle and RVC, London, UK
  • Residency (RVC, London, UK)
  • Internship (Glasgow University Veterinary School, Glasgow, UK)

Marital Status

  • Happily married!


  • A bouncy 2-year old


  • Sort of Cairn Terrier (not diabetic yet)


  • Hockey, travelling, spending time with my family, music, history, running
  • Studying Ancient Greek, Latin, and "living" languages, as well as a local dialect
  • Learning to speak Spanish to a level that I do not inadvertently insult people
  • Proud supporter of and

Favorite Quote

  • "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela

What I like Most About VIN

  • The friendly, enthusiastic, and respectful atmosphere; the sense of community and the feeling that we all just want to do our best as professionals and try to help each other achieve this; being able to cross the Atlantic with one mouse click and minute carbon foot-print.

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