Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced that it has recruited Ludivine Boiron, a specialist in emergency and critical care (ECC), to boost its service provision in that area.

Ludivine, who graduated in 2008, has come over from America to take up the new post, having just completed a three-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

She said: "I’m really enjoying working as part of a great team and working with the various different disciplines here. 

"I’m passionate about my ECC speciality and I have a keen interest in respiratory diseases, trauma and acid base disturbances.

"I also like teaching and being updated about the most recent studies in ECC to ensure I can deliver the most up-to-date care possible for our patients."

Ludivine was born in France and originally studied at her home town university in Lyon, progressing to a rotating internship there after graduation. 

In 2012, she worked as an emergency veterinary surgeon in several general practices across France and Switzerland, before moving to the United States in 2014 to see how ECC medicine was practiced overseas. 

First, she undertook an ECC internship at the University of California, followed by a three-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

Away from work, Ludivine enjoys horse riding, running, work-outs and practising her skiing in the French Alps.  She also has two dogs Dalhi her Golden Retriever and Baya her German Shepherd. 

For more information, visit www.willows.uk.net/en-GB/specialist-services

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