Dr Emmanuelle van Erck
Dr Emmanuelle Van Erck - Westergren graduated from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Maison Alfort (France) in 1996. She did a PhD on respiratory functional tests in horses at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liege (Belgium). Her work led her to participate to research projects in Equine Sports Medicine at Cornell University (USA) and at Uppsala University (Sweden). These experiences triggered her passion for equine sports medicine. In 2000, she became Senior Consultant at the Centre for Equine Sports Medicine at University of Liège where she dealt with referred cases in sports medicine, participated to numerous research projects and collaborated to the training of veterinary students. In 2007, she was invited to develop the equine internal and sports medicine unit in the CIRALE in Normandy (France). Emmanuelle became a de facto diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) in 2008 and was subsequently acknowledged as European specialist in Equine internal medicine by the Order of Veterinarians.; In 2010, she was invited to be a board member of the International Committee at the International Conference on equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP), an internationally recognised organisation in Equine sports medicine. Emmanuelle is author of more than 40 scientific articles and regularly lectures at international scientific meetings. She is member of the board of the Belgian Equine Practitioner Society (BEPS) and on the scientific committee of the French Association of Equine Veterinarians (AVEF). She continues to collaborate to applied research projects in Equine Sports Medicine, to teach clinical training for the veterinary students and practitioners and to contribute regularly writing in both scientific and lay reviews
Dr Fe ter Woort
Dr Fe ter Woort graduated from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 2008. She did her internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island (Canada) where she developed an interest in equine respiratory research. She pursued this further during her residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Guelph (Canada), where she combined her clinical training with a graduate degree. Her research focused on Inflammatory Airway Disease in actively racing horses and in 2012 she defended her thesis to receive a DVSc degree from the University of Guelph. After becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013, she decided to pursue her interest in equine sports medicine further. She successfully completed a 2 year Equine Ultrasound and Cardiology Fellowship at New Bolton Center (USA). During this time, she received extensive clinical training in cardiology. She worked with equine athletes of all levels requiring varied approaches, from poor performance evaluations and pre-purchase exams of high level athletes, to routine annual echocardiograms of well-loved patients with heart disease. In addition to her cardiology training, Fe developed her ultrasound skills during these 2 years. Ultrasound evaluations of the suspensory ligament, digital sheath, stifle, hock, abdomen and thorax as well as various ultrasound guided procedures were a part of her routine daily activities. Fe has presented her research and spoken at several international conferences (World Equine Airway Symposium, Forum of the American College of Internal Medicine, Veterinary Respiratory Society). In 2015 she joins the ESMP and is excited to be a part of the team providing high level specialty service to clients and referring veterinarians. In addition, she has a strong interest in pursuing clinical research that will help horses perform better and live healthier lives.
Marie Louvigny graduated in Marketing in 2003. She goes to live in the USA and works for a team sport horses by Laura Kraut. In 2005, she works in real estate in Brussels for 5 years and then in finance for 2 years. In 2012 , she creates Easy Livin’ and provides services to SMBs & self-starters. Beginning of 2015 she joins the ESMP team and works as office manager.