Senior Lecturer, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ
Ivayla is a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care specialist, diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care since 2017. She completed her 3-year ECC residency in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland (2013-2016), including a postgraduate doctoral degree on the topic: “Hydroxyethyl starch in critically-ill dogs and cats”. She obtained her veterinary degree from Trakia University, Bulgaria (2002-2007), after which she joined the National Veterinary College of Toulouse, France for a Small Animal Rotating Internship (2008-2009). Prior to her residency she worked in a private small animal after-hours ECC practice on the French Riviera. During that time, she completed an MBA (Institute of Business Administration of Nice, France, 2010-2011) and a Pain Management Certificate (Medical Faculty, University of Montpelier, France, 2011-2012).
Her current position as a Senior Lecturer of Veterinary ECC at Massey University (since 2017) involves clinical work in the Pet Emergency Centre, patient-focused and didactic teaching of students, interns and residents and cat-friendly practice reorganization. She advocates effective learning techniques and holds an AFHEA certificate. Her research interests include the endothelial glycocalyx (PhD project), feline trauma, minimally invasive techniques and breaking dogmas. She is part of the University’s animal rescue team.