• Peter Kronen, Dip. ECVAA, Dr.med.vet. 

    Dr Peter Kronen graduated from the University of Munich after studies of Biochemistry and Veterinary Medicine at the Universities of Pisa and Munich.
    After that, he completed a doctorial thesis at the University of Pisa while working in a small animal referral centre in Tuscany, where he developed his love for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care. He went on to train at the Brigham and women’s Research Center in Boston and completed his residency at Cornell University where he stayed on as a junior faculty member thereafter.
    He moved further west to become a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of California in Davis. Then, returning to Europe, he worked for the University of Berne.
    In 2006, together with Urs Schatzmann, he founded VAS, the first internationally available Anaesthesia and Analgesia Specialty Service outside the USA.
    In 2008, Peter founded VASTA, The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians, the first and only internationally operating school that provides a degree in Anaesthesia for technicians and veterinarians at an intermediate level.
    Peter has also been very involved in the professional organizations of Anaesthesia and Analgesia and held many positions, such as President of the AVA, Member of the Board of Directors of the IVAPM, founding President of the IVAPM Research and Scholarship Foundation, founding honorary secretary of the IASP Special Interest group for non-human species and founding member of the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council.

    Dr Peter Kronen graduated from the University of Munich after studies of Biochemistry and Veterinary Medicine at the Universities of Pisa and Munich.
    After that, he completed a doctorial thesis at the University of Pisa while working in a small animal referral centre in Tuscany, where he developed his love for Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care. He went on to train at the Brigham and women’s Research Center in Boston and completed his residency at Cornell University where he stayed on as a junior faculty member thereafter.

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    He moved further west to become a lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of California in Davis. Then, returning to Europe, he worked for the University of Berne.
    In 2006, together with Urs Schatzmann, he founded VAS, the first internationally available Anaesthesia and Analgesia Specialty Service outside the USA.
    In 2008, Peter founded VASTA, The Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians, the first and only internationally operating school that provides a degree in Anaesthesia for technicians and veterinarians at an intermediate level.
    Peter has also been very involved in the professional organizations of Anaesthesia and Analgesia and held many positions, such as President of the AVA, Member of the Board of Directors of the IVAPM, founding President of the IVAPM Research and Scholarship Foundation, founding honorary secretary of the IASP Special Interest group for non-human species and founding member of the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council.

  • Katarzyna Koprowska–Pyzel, DVM 

    Kasia graduated with honours from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of SGGW in Warsaw in 2012. Her main professional interests include anesthesia of cardiac, respiratory and high-risk patients.
    Kasia completed numerous internships, anaesthesiology training courses, and a course of analgesic therapies, all under the guidance of well-established foreign specialists.
    She has been an AVA member since 2013. Since 2016, in partnership with VAS international, she has been organizing the Veterinary Anaesthesia Services (VASTA) courses in Poland. Moreover, she conducts anaesthesiology training for veterinary technicians and physicians.
    She is the author of various academic research papers. She enjoys the most anesthesia for cardiac patients; she works in diagnosing and treating heart diseases in dogs, cats and horses.

    Kasia graduated with honours from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of SGGW in Warsaw in 2012. Her main professional interests include anesthesia of cardiac, respiratory and high-risk patients.
    Kasia completed numerous internships, anaesthesiology training courses, and a course of analgesic therapies, all under the guidance of well-established foreign specialists.

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    She has been an AVA member since 2013. Since 2016, in partnership with VAS international, she has been organizing the Veterinary Anaesthesia Services (VASTA) courses in Poland. Moreover, she conducts anaesthesiology training for veterinary technicians and physicians.
    She is the author of various academic research papers. She enjoys the most anesthesia for cardiac patients; she works in diagnosing and treating heart diseases in dogs, cats and horses.

  • Marta Kantyka, Dip. ECVAA, Dr. med. vet. 

    Marta graduated from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Live Sciences in 2011. After that, she left for Vienna, where she worked as an anesthesiologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
    In 2013, she started a two-year-long anesthesia internship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then followed with a residency in anesthesiology and pain therapy at Zurich University. In 2021, she passed the European board examination.
    Since 2019, Marta has worked as a clinical anaesthesiology lecturer at Bern University. She took on a new challenge this year and joined VAS international team part-time.
    Her main professional interests are the anesthesia of patients in critical conditions and perioperative intensive care. In addition, she dearly enjoys lecturing and testing new technological advances in the science of teaching.

    Marta graduated from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Live Sciences in 2011. After that, she left for Vienna, where she worked as an anesthesiologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine.
    In 2013, she started a two-year-long anesthesia internship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then followed with a residency in anesthesiology and pain therapy at Zurich University. In 2021, she passed the European board examination.

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    Since 2019, Marta has worked as a clinical anaesthesiology lecturer at Bern University. She took on a new challenge this year and joined VAS international team part-time.
    Her main professional interests are the anesthesia of patients in critical conditions and perioperative intensive care. In addition, she dearly enjoys lecturing and testing new technological advances in the science of teaching.

  • Joanna Pytloch, DVM 

    She graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of SGGW in Warsaw. During her studies, she was a member of the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA), acting as a president of the Warsaw branch of IVSA in 2019/2010.
    Dr Pytloch worked as a Safety Data Management Specialist at the pharmaceutics concern Pfizer. In 2021, she was assigned the title of Specialist in small animals' internal medicine.
    Currently residing in Warsaw, in collaboration with dr Katarzyna Koprowska-Pyzel, she coordinates anesthesia courses organized by VASTA, during which dr Pytloch provides translations and linguistic support for the participants.

    She graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of SGGW in Warsaw. During her studies, she was a member of the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA), acting as a president of the Warsaw branch of IVSA in 2019/2010.

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    Dr Pytloch worked as a Safety Data Management Specialist at the pharmaceutics concern Pfizer. In 2021, she was assigned the title of Specialist in small animals' internal medicine.
    Currently residing in Warsaw, in collaboration with dr Katarzyna Koprowska-Pyzel, she coordinates anesthesia courses organized by VASTA, during which dr Pytloch provides translations and linguistic support for the participants.

  • Zofia Fraś, DVM 

    Dr Zofia Fraś graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2011. She is an AVA member. Her professional interests include anaesthesiology, pain therapy, intensive care and emergency medicine. She conducts various training courses for veterinary technicians and physicians.

    Dr Zofia Fraś graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2011. She is an AVA member. Her professional interests include anaesthesiology, pain therapy, intensive care and emergency medicine. She conducts various training courses for veterinary technicians and physicians.

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  • Joanna Raszplewicz, Dip. ECVAA FHEA MRCVS 

    In 2011 Joanna completed her Anaesthesia Internship at the University of Liverpool SATH, and then went to Switzerland to complete a Residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Zurich. She returned to the UK in 2015 and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Since 2020 she has been working in a large multidisciplinary referral centre for small animals as one of the anesthesia specialists.
    Joanna's main interests are ventilation and anesthesia in patients with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

    In 2011 Joanna completed her Anaesthesia Internship at the University of Liverpool SATH, and then went to Switzerland to complete a Residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Zurich. She returned to the UK in 2015 and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Since 2020 she has been working in a large multidisciplinary referral centre for small animals as one of the anesthesia specialists.

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    Joanna's main interests are ventilation and anesthesia in patients with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.