Dr. Silke Salavati
Dr.med.vet., PhD, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS
Dr. Salavati graduated from the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen (Germany) in 2003. She has completed her German doctoral thesis (Dr.med.vet) in Giessen, working on establishing a breath test to assess canine gastric emptying and validating it against scintigraphy. She has completed a rotating internship in the Small Animal Hospital of the JLU, which was followed by a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the same university, where she continued to work on gastrointestinal topics in small animals (for example assessing sensitivity and specificity of different bedside tests for Parvovirosis in comparison to PCR and electron microscopy). As the residency was successfully completed, Dr. Salavati holds a diplomate title of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion animals (DipECVIM-CA). From 2009 to 2013 she successfully completed a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, London (UK), investigating the clinical and immunological effects of a single-strain probiotic in canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). From 2013 to 2016 she was a Junior lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the JLU, before she took her current position as a Senior lecturer for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences in Edinburgh (Scotland).
She continues to have a great interest in canine and feline gastroenterology, investigating novel aspects to evaluate visceral pain and inflammation and establishing novel treatment approaches in canine chronic enteropathies. So far, she has around 25 publications in various journals around these topics, and has written several book chapters in small animal internal medicine textbooks.