VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Internal Medicine - Feline

Associate Editor

Stijn Niessen

Stijn Niessen

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


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

Current Professional Activities

  • Professor Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • Research Associate, Diabetes Research Group, Medical School, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Director Diabetic Remission Clinic -
  • CE Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
  • Past President European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology -
  • VIN consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Deputy Clinical Director Small Animal Referrals, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • Head Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • Lecturer/Senior Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • Committee Member Small Animal Medicine Society UK (SAMSoc)
  • Locum Internal Medicine Specialist Davies Veterinary Specialists and Willows Veterinary Specialists UK
  • 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

  • Still happily married!


  • 2 very bouncy ones


  • 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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