Dr Valentin Nicolae
Who is Dr Valentin Nicolae? Let’s people say this:
1.Dr Wolfgang Dohne
Vice president of FECAVA
Owner of Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic
He has been at his association’s FECAVA director for many years and I always found him very pleasant and approachable.
With his help the Romanian association has progressed a lot over the last 10 years and his association is now running a very successful annual congress.
Valentin very much enjoys the social side of FECAVA and is a surprisingly good dancer.
Senior President of AMVAC
Both he and Robert Popa are outstanding representatives of their association.
2.Dr Robert Popa
Vice president of AMVAC/RoSAVA
Owner of O&R veterinary clinic
Dear Valentin! You are that kind of persons who never gives up. You had a dream to make a a decent veterinary association in Romania and you did it. You were the first, you were the leader, sometimes the dictator but you never ever avoid to take responsibilities. No mater that it was a good thing, when it is easy, or a bad thing, when is the moment of truth of for real leaders. It will always be a pleasure to shake your hand, have nice talk in a beautiful environment, near a good glass of wine. Thank you my friend and keep going!
3. Dr Tache Epure
The president of Romanian Feline Medicine Society
Valentin I’ve known for many years, before AMVAC site to represent something veterinary medicine in our country. Charismatic personality made him noticed which I had meetings at various congresses, conferences or Work-shops related to pets, but also the great value professional after … which is currently on a human quality is excellent but a young spirit, always searching for new. Generous with colleagues and friends but especially young doctors who always showed them everything he knows, and many of them now being competitors, doctor Nicholas stands today as a true thought leader, always consistent, punctual and good organizer.
3.Dr Sinziana Radulescu
The President of Hemopet Blood Bank
There are some people that you meet and then your whole world changes forever. I think this is actually a popular subject for essays in English tests: write an essay about a person that changed your life! Although this is not an English test, it still feels like that’s what I’m doing here.
I remember being so young and naïve with no clue on how a carrier in veterinary medicine should look like. I was so proud of being part of the biggest veterinary event in the country: AMVAC/RoSAVA International Congress. I will never forget Dr. Nicolae Valentin’s words: “It takes a lot of passion and a fair amount of craziness to make this possible.” I understood right then, whatever it is that you do, it takes passion and a fair amount of craziness if you want to do great things.
“See, all of this here is possible thanks to you!” he used to tell us, a bunch of 2nd year vet students who knew nothing about life. I did not completely understand then, but I understand now the power of leadership. If small animal veterinary medicine in Romania had only one leader – Dr. Nicolae Valentin would be the one. He can bring people together to share his passion and craziness until perfection is achieved. He would ask for your help and you would feel grateful he did. He would give others credit while he would stay humble and smile.
On top of all this, Dr. Nicolae Valentin is one of the first vets to go abroad and bring the world back to Romania through his small animal clinic in Ploiesti. “My prices are not low, I have to admit. If clients are not able to afford them I will gently recommend them to go to my competition, where they would still get good service. But our prices are the product of all the things we have learned and all of the investments we’ve made to keep our medical services at this standard. And this is something I care too much about.” What a valuable business lesson, don’t you think?
I feel the luckiest person in the world to have met him and worked with him to achieve a common purpose: make the veterinary world in Romania a better place. His influence will always guide my actions: Think big. Be passionate. Be crazy. Stay humble. Work hard. Do the impossible!
5.Svetlina Aleksandrova, DVM, Member of ESVD
Owner of Lightvet Veterinary Clinic
We met a couple of years ago in Budapest and my first impression of him as a positive, kind and very dynamic person stays the same for years. Now I can add that he is a real treasure as a friend, as a vet and as a part of our society!
6.Dr Rares Capitan DVM, resident ECVD
Owner of Veterinary Clinic Regatul Animalelor
Dr. Nicolae is more then a role model, he is full of inspiration. I have known him since I was in 9th grade in high school and the experience I gained in his clinic has followed me throughout my career. I believe that most of the successful vets in his town and more have worked in his clinic for a period of time, either during their university years or at the beginning of their career. Most important to me was his strong nice character, good heart, high professionalism, charisma, and his interaction with people.
7.Dr Daniela Enache,DVM,M.Sc.,PhDS
member of the team Vets on The Balkans
Few years ago, a new world was opened to all Romanian veterinarians with the contribution of an optimistic, proactive veterinarian and his team. Being a professional and loving his job, Dr. Valentin Nicolae, dedicated with enthusiasm his time to big and interesting projects from which AMVAC is one of them, but as well he started also a successul activity in his own clinic. By organizing several veterinary events for the vets from everywhere, dr Valentin Nicolae showed to all that continuing education is an useful and important part of our job, who complete the clinical activity. For me, dr Valentin Nicolae is an extraordinary example: a wonderful veterinarian with successful career, a trusted friend who helps you unconditionally and who will never disappoint you, finding solutions for any situation
I’m very happy to be part of the world that he created! Thank you for all!!!
8.Dr Luba Gancheva, DVM, M. Sc. Infection diseases, PhDS
The main editor of Vets on The Balkans
Dr Valentin Nicolae…. hm…He changed my life! He was the person who invited me first time in Romania and now I am living in this country! Who is he? All the words will be not enough to describe his personality! He is real leader, the best organizer, wonderful vet , but when you look at his eyes the you can understand who is Valentin. So much goodness in one soul ! THANK YOU that I met you and I can be a part of your professional road and not only!
9. Dr Gizem Taktak
TSAVA director for FECAVA and WSAVA
Owner of Ataşehir PatiSev Veteriner Kliniği
When I first saw him with a pleasent smile and thought about what I will going to talk in long way trip. And on our way I saw very polite and open person if he can not speak fluent english. I am very happy to meet him and find my father in Romania.