VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Internal Medicine - Feline

Associate Editor

Yaiza Forcada

Yaiza Forcada

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA) Internal Medicine, 2008

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy, University of London (FHEA), 2017


  • Residency in Feline Practice, The UNiveristy of Liverpool, 2008
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, 2005
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), 2002
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Veterinary Education, 2018

Current Professional Activities

  • Internist Medisch Centrum voor Dieren, Amsterdam
  • VIN consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Internship Royal Veterinary College, 2004
  • Residency Feline Internal Medicine, University of Liverpool 2005–2008
  • PhD in the Pathophysiology of Feline Diabetes 2009–2014
  • Private referral practice experience: Davies Veterinary Specialists 2014
  • Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College: 2015–2018

Marital Status

  • Married to the wonderful Stijn Niessen


  • Finn (7 years old) and Ilse (4 years old)
  • Nemo (furry child), naughty Labradoodle, the most patient dog with children one could ever find.


  • Cooking
  • Travelling
  • Mojitos at the beach 
  • Paint by numbers

Favourite Quote

“No learning ever happens in the comfort zone”

What I Love Most About VIN

  • Being able to help patients all over the world
  • Learning every day from colleagues

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