Staff

Mr.sc. Branko JurićMr.sc. Branko Jurić

Mr.sc Branko Jurić, DVM , born in 1962in Pazin. As a happy child he has been allways surrounded by animals. At the very beginning he fell in love with his dog Rickye and thats when he decided about his vet careeras readiness to help animals in trouble. He attended the Nurse School and then the started the study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb. Just after graduated he got his first job at the Veterinary Station in Poreč. His devotion resulted with improvement in the organizations and services so he rapidly gained his leading position

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. His scientific career started with the Masters Degree after investigating microsporosis of pets at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana in 2002 under the leadership of doc.dr.sc Zaninović, prof.dr.sc. Pinter and prof.dr.sc. Sinčić. Up to now he was professionaly trained at the University of Ljubljana (Clinics for Small Animals) and Kranj ( (Clinics for Small Animals Kranj) as by seminars and training sessions in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. He is proud of his leadrship that lasts more than 20 years. Once upon a time he enjoyed the company of Aja, the boxer.Currently he adopted a small mongrel Bilbo.Free time spends with the beloved family He especially enjoys his fishing boat and trips around Poreč archipelago. He is really a big lover of sea and fishing.
Thats what he thinks:
” For me to be a vet s not a job buta real pleasure. More than two decades I did not feel as an employee but a person who is alvays ready to offer relief to people who love their pets.”

Ava VukajlovićAva Vukajlović, dr.med.vet.

Ava Vukajlović is born in 1971 in Pula. Loving animals was a real motif of her life. She graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb in 2000. She continued the career as an official veterinary inspector. She improved her surgery skills in United Kingdom (Animal Health Center, Bristol)as anesthesia at the Veterinary Clinic in Kranj.

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She loves exotic animals so she gained aadvanced knowledge at the training centre „Avian and Exotic Medicine“ at the University of Brno under the leadership of prof. Zdenek Knotek. From her early days she was surrounded by animals, dogs,cats, rabbits and reptiles. Today, she is inseparable from her boxer Nali. She enjoys diving and fishing as walking through the countryside. Decoupage is also her inspiration.

Katja Krivičić, dr.med.vet.

Katja Krivičić is born in 1980 in Rijeka. She graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 after what she also gained the title of the ofiicial vet.

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. She is also very fond of animals and thats why she is stil caring of abandoned animals as rescued birds. Currently, she is taking care of a ittle squirel. After thorough training she gained an advanced knowledge and skills in laboratory diagnostics. During free time she enjoys creative sports in the nature.

Josip Špehar, dr.med.vet

Josip Špehar, DVM is born in 1972. Up to now he was an employee of the Veterinary Station in Đakovo. Fromthe childhood he has been always surrounded by animals. He owns a beloved labrador retriever Garo. He enjoys climbing, photography and filatelistics

Gordana Mihovilović

Gordana Mihovilović is born in 1971. As a veterinary nurse she joined the team in 2012. She also loves animals and currently enjoys the company of her corn snake „Ljubica“.

Mauro Bartolić

Mauro Bartollić is born in Pula. He joined a team as a veterinary technician. Followed by a friendly smile he is always very conscious in performing different tasks. Besides taking care of shektered animals he is always a perfect assistant for different hospital duties.

Sven Jurić   

Sven Jurić, trained as a cooker, joined the team to satisfy his wishes to helpanimals in trouble. As a member of the team he cares about abandoned animals but also seek for them a perfect home.

Dolores Mattich

Dolores Mattich is responsible for official and financial tasks. She enjoys the company of her dog Nera. She especially enjoys cycling through the picturesque Istrian countryside.

Collaborators and advisors

Dr.sc. Luigi Venco, diplomate EVPC

Dr.sc. Luigi Venco was born in Milano in 1961. After he was graduated, started with a specialist education in companion animal medicine in 1990. Later, he also specialized cardiology in 1993 at the Veterinary School in Turin. At the beginning he was a trainee, but after also a guest lecturer at the Universities in Athens (Georgia), Davis (California), Philadelphia (Pensilvania) Fort Collins (Colorado) and Gifu (Japan).

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He presented scientific results at almost 70 cardiology congresses in Italy, USA, Japan, Cuba, Croatia, Bulgaria, Spain and Serbia. He authored or coauthored 20 internationally published scientific papers on dirofilariosis and parasitic diseases of dogs and cats. He is also an author of two books on dirofilariosis. Currently he collaborates on scientific programmes at universities in Milano, Parma, Zagreb and Salamanca. He is a member of the American Heartworm Society, Heartworm International Council and Canine Diseases Forum. Since 2006 he is also a Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitoloy College. As a founder of the Veterinary Hospital of the City of Pavia he currently works as a cardiologist.

Prof.dr.sc. Bojan Zorko

Prof.dr.sc. Bojan Zorko is born in 1955 In Maribor. He graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana in 1981. He obtained the Masters degree in 1985 and the PhD in 1989, both of them based on investigation in the field of veterinary radiology and physical therapy. Currently he works as a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana.

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. Up to know he was also a principal investigator or collaborator on various scientific projects. He currently teaches students among several subjects. He was trained at the University of Zagreb, Vienna, Budapest and Utrecht. He participated at various AO/ASIF training in Davos (Switzerland) and Slovenia. He is a member of the International Veterinary Radiology Association, Federation European Companion Animal Veterinary Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Slovenian Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Doc.dr.sc Alenka Seliškar

Alenka Seliškar graduated in 1993 afterwhat started her career as a scientist at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana. She got her PhD in the field of anestesiology and intensive therapy in 2000. In the same year she was awarded a sholarship to be trained in Great Britain under the leadership of prof. Polly Taylor.

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. She also won a Partridge Visiting Fellowship Award . Currently she teaches clinical subjects (Veterinary Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Therapy to graduated and postgraduated students at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana. She is also a main teacher at the postgraduate study Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana (Veterinary anesthesiology, Modern methods in urgent medicine of small animals).
She is currently a Head of the Clinic for Surgery and Small Animals among the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Ljubljana She is a member of the Editorial Boad of the journal Slovenski veterinarski zbornik,Society of the Veterinary Anestesiology as World, European and Slovenian Society for Small Animals. Since 2002, she is a member of the leading team of the Slovenian Society for Small Animals and a President during the period 2008-2010.
She authored numerous scientific articles but also coauthored two university books (Basics of Anesthesia in Small Animals, Diseases of the Circulatory System of Dogs and Cats. She menthored also investigations that won a Prešern Prize for Scientific Work. Besides clinical work and teaching, her current scientific interests deal with the understanding of the effect of injectable and inhalation anesthetics on antioxidant status of dogs.

Prof.dr.sc. Albert Marinculić, Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College

Prof.dr.sc. Albert Marinculić is born in 1961 in Mali lošinj. Graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zageb in 1988. He got his PhD in 1991. Till now, he was trained at Universities and Institutes in Beltsville, Houston, E Paso, Edinbourgh, Rome and Berlin. Currently he teaches at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb.

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He is also a Quality manager at the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases with Clinics at the same Faculty. He lead and collaborated on several international scientific projects. He published 44 scientific articles and also gave lectures as an invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings and congresses. Currently he is s a President of the Croatian Veterinary Society – 1893 – Societas Veterinaria Croatica and a member of the International Commission on Trichinellosis. He also had a role of a Member of the National Commission for the Control of Trichinellosis, National Commission for the Control of Fascioloidosis, Joint FVE EAEVE Commission and a President of the Southeastern and Eastern European Parasitological Society, as a Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards Panel of the Croatian Food Agency. He is also a Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College.

mag. Janez Cepuder, dr. vet.med.

Borni n Kranj. After Grammar school attended in England he studied veterinary medicine at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1991. He updated his clinical skills at the Clinic for Small Animals in Dortmund (Germany) Among postgraduate education he also improved his clinical skills (internalmedicine and surgery) at the Clinics for Small Animals. He aso started his teaching career at the same Faculty. He founded and opened his Clinic in Kranj in 1995.