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Pieter Nilessen

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I graduated in 2001 from Ghent University in Belgium, after which I completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery. After a short spell in mixed practice I moved to a small animal practice in the UK for 3 ½ years. During this time I gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. In February 2007 I joined Dick White Referrals as an intern. I completed my residency (under the supervision of Prof Dick White) in Small Animal Surgery in 2011. From 2011 I stayed on as a consultant in Small animal surgery at Dick White Referrals. In 2014 I passed the exam and became a European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.  I worked until July 2017 as a Soft tissue surgeon at DWR in Cambridgeshire. In October 2017 I moved to Germmany and started working in a referral centre just outside Munich (Tierklinik Haar). 

I enjoy all aspects of soft tissue surgery with a focus on ENT, wound management, thoracic surgery, surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery.

I have written several book chapters, I have first authored several papers and I have co-authored numerous other publications about a various surgical and non-surgical topics.

I have lectured nationally and internationally at congresses and for private CPD providers.