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OUR TEAM2018-12-25T00:48:39+00:00

Erik Bergman, DVM

Certified Purchase-veterinarian, FEI treating vet, Diplomate ECAR, Certified ISELP, Ass. Member LA ECVDI, Academic consultant Ghent University

Dr Erik Bergman graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Ghent, Belgium in 1996. Directly after graduation, he worked in the department of Equine Reproduction and Obstetrics in Ghent (Belgium) under supervision of Prof A. de Kruif.  After working in Australia for a season as a theriogenologist, he moved his work to Lienden (The Netherlands). In 2000, Dr.Bergman was one …

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Frans van Toor, DVM

Certified ISELP

Dr Frans van Toor graduated from the University of Utrecht in 1989. Directly after graduating, he began working at the Veterinary Clinic Bodegraven in Bodegraven, The Netherlands. In 1990, Dr. van Toor started working at the equine veterinary clinic “de Raaphorst”, Wassenaar, The Netherlands. At this clinic, under the supervision of Dr. Hans van Schie, Dr. van Toor began specializing in …

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Brenda Hoogelander, DVM

 

Certified Pre-purchase veterinarian, Teamveterinarian Paradressage, FEI treating vet, Chiropractor (FES cert.), Equine Dentist (NVVGP cert.), certified ISELP

Dr Brenda Hoogelander graduated from the University of Utrecht in 2002. During her study, she did various externships in Germany, United States of America and South Africa. After graduation, she completed an internship at Dierenkliniek Emmeloord.

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Elisabeth Van Veggel, DVM

DVM, resident advanced imaging, certified ISELP

Dr van Veggel graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. She was born in the Netherlands but immigrated to Canada with her parents in her early teens. She is at the start of her career and wants to speciailize in equine sports medicine via the ACVSMR (American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation ). Her internship here will prepare her for a residency. Dr.van Veggel helps with the daily clinical examination and imaging at the clinic and is responsible for the MRI imaging at SMDC. Dr. van Veggel passed in 2018 for the ISELP test and currently is world’s youngest ISELP certified member.

Stefan Cokelaere, DVM

DVM, Diplomate ECVS, FES certified and Diplomate ACVSMR

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Frank van Hoeck, DVM

FEI-treating vet

Dr.van Hoeck graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 1997. After working in the surgery department at the Univerisyt of Ghent for a year, Dr. van Hoeck worked with Dr.Tom Marien for several years. In 2003, in collaboration with Dr.Leo de Backer,  Dr. van Hoeck founded the Sports Horse Clinic at Tops stables in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

In  2008, Dr.van Hoeck founded Equine Medical Consulting BVBA where he works fulltime with veterinary coaching of international equine athletes.

Dr.van Hoeck has been the team veterinarian for various countries and individual participants at the Olympics, the World and European Championships since 2002 with many victories and impressive results.

Dr.van Hoeck started in coorporation with SMDC and Dr.Verhaeghe the SMDC- Advanced Imaging BV in 2015. At SMDC Advanced Imaging, Scintigraphy and MRI are performed daily on (top)sporthorses.

Willem Verhaeghe, DVM

FEI-treating vet

Dr Verhaeghe graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 2007. From 2007 till 2013 Dr.Verhaeghe was working in close cooperation with Dr.Leo de Backer at the Sporthorse Clinic at Tops stables in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

In 2013, Dr.Verhaeghe started his own sporthorse practice in which works fulltime in veterinary coaching of many international stables.

From 2009 on, Dr.Verhaeghe has been the team veterinarian for various countries at the Olympics, the World and European Championships.

Dr.Verheaghe started in coorporation with SMDC and Dr.van Hoeck the SMDC- Advanced Imaging BV in 2015. At SMDC Advanced Imaging, Scintigraphy and MRI are performed daily on (top)sporthorses.

Bo Staal

Equine Technician

Bo takes care of making appointments and scheduling for our clients. She cooperates during the examinations and treatments of the horses at SMDC.

Mariëlle van Mourik

Paraveterinarian

Mariëlle takes care of making appointments and scheduling for our clients. She cooperates during the examinations and treatments of the horses at SMDC.

Suzanne Kroese

Paraveterinarian / Sales

Roy de Vogel

Equine Technician

Daniëlle de Goey

Hostess / receptionist

Dewi Bergman – van Mechelen

Animal Physiotherapist, Chiropractor (FES)

Denise de Wilde

Animal Physiotherapist, Horse Manual Therapist (AEB)

Kees Alblas 

Farrier

Wilma Nicolaas Ponder

Administrative assistent

Macho

Guard and Greeter

Macho is a mix between a Mechelse Shepherd and a Rottweiler. Due to his great character, Macho was bought in 2015 by SMDC to receive clients and guard the property and patients. Macho works together with the video surveillance to protect the clinic. Macho is very friendly  and takes his guard job seriously and keeps an eye out on everything happening at SMDC.