Learn and Travel……. stories from the vets!

learn and travelLast month started for the first time our project ” LEARN AND TRAVEL WITH VETS ON THE BALKANS”. Dr Andrey Ginchev from Bulgaria, working in Blue Cross veterinary clinic in city of Sofia, and Dr Cristian Badulescu, main vet and owner of Blue Point Vet veterinary clinic in city of Bucharest, Romania have done their externship at Clinica Veterinara Lago Maggiore – Dr Lugi Venco , Dr Luca Formaggini and Dr Mariangela De Franco. Both of them have stayed 2 weeks. I think is better they to speak about the adveture.

Dr Andrey Ginchev:

I have so many good things to say about this externship. Firstly, it was the best experience of my life! The doctors  are amazing,especially Dr Luca Formaginni and Doctor Luigi Venco –  the best doctors I ‘ve ever seen in my life.17309856_1747923415519034_2303429150324906549_n 17342975_1747923572185685_5866766753935364961_n

The team was very well organized,very welcoming and really friendly with me. I met a lot of people from Italy and had great time with them. I became more flexible to changes, more ambitious and more sociable. My desire to travel is increased. Also this practise  helps me to gain my confidence in my own abilities,so now I am more self – confident in my work.I improved my English language and also I learned a little bit Italian…,Grazie and Thank you!!!I hope to see my  Italian friends again.

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Dr Andrey Ginchev with the team of the clinic

I´m so thankful for this experience, Thank you very much for this opportunity that you gave to me!17352518_1843303222609950_1508220180873091218_n


Dr Cristian Badulescu :

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Dr Cristian Badulescu with the team of the clinic

Before I go to Lago Maggiore Clinic, I looked on the internet to see what’s going on there. I saw them with equipment high-technology facilities. I saw that they are capable and do surgical maneuvers excellent and it’s a veterinary clinic with a very good reputation. I can therefore expect to find here and a little superciliousness, or even some superiority. But it was not so! I found wonderful people, full of positive energy. Highly trained people who know exactly what they do. But what I liked most is modesty and their openness to sharing information. They do not want to hide anything. If you know what questions to put, you get all the information you need. 17522631_1751933485118027_6444855593354748323_n 17498712_1751933001784742_8726199192797128569_nI had the honor to talk to Luca Formaggini, Luigi Venco and Giorgio Romanelli. They are true celebrities in the world of veterinary medicine in Italy. I talked a lot about a lot. The impression to me of all is that all are governed by modesty and good will. So, I thank you Vets on the Balkans for this oportunity to meet great people! Great job! Bright future!17626459_1751932908451418_3868390825708698876_n 17554387_1751934088451300_4726607108209581561_n

And of course the opinion of Dr Luigi Venco:

It ‘s Always a great experience to meet and work with enthusiastic and motivated people like Dr. Andrey Ginchev and Dr Cristian Badulescu. Exchanging knowledge and experiences and find to be friends at the end. Thanks Andrey and Cristian! Thank you Vet on the Balkans!
 Vets on The Balkans
The team of Vets on The Balkans would like to express their gratitude to ALL THE VETS included in the project! THANK YOU Clinica Veterinara Lago Maggiore – Dr Lugi Venco , Dr Luca Formaggini and Dr Mariangela De Franco for the opportunity! In fact, You are Vets on The Balkans, we are just the technical part.
Thank you as well to our sponsors Pamas Trading SRL , Romania and Bayer , Romania. Because of you Vets on The Balkans is alive.

 

LUIGI VENCO, DVM , SCPA, Dipl EVPC, Pavia, Italy

gigi vbLUIGI VENCO, DVM , SCPA, Dipl EVPC, Pavia, Italy

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine  in 1987 from the University of Milan, after that obtained  the Specialization in Small Animal Practice  and in Veterinary  cardiology . Stayed for study, research and teaching, for several months, at University Veterinary Schools in  U.S.A  (Athens GA, Davis, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Ft Collins CO) and in Japan (Gifu) and was invited speaker  in over 100 courses and conferences in Italy, USA, Japan, Cuba, Croatia , Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Romania, Czech republic. He is author and co-author of more than 40 publications in “peer-reviewed international journals “, 2 books on Heartworm disease 3 on CVBD  on one about Veterinary Cardiology. Collaborates in research projects with the University of Milan, Parma, Zagreb and Salamanca. He is member of the American Heartworm Society,  Feline Heartworm International Council,  SOIPA, ESSCAP and WAAP, and is vice President of the European Dirofilaria Society. He is an  EVPC (European College of Veterinary Parasitology) diplomate. He deals with Parasitology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery both in  Italian Veterinary Hospitals (Clinica Veterinaria Lago Maggiore, Ospedale veterinario Città di Pavia, Ospedale veterinario Poggio Piccolo, Istituto Veterinario di Novara) and abroad (Spain and Hungary)

 

Who is Luigi Venco?

 

He is a 27 year old vet with 28 years of experience.

Lucky enough to start working when veterinary medicine started to catch up with the human one.

Lucky of having had great teachers in Italy and around the world and being  grateful to them. Lucky of having had the opportunity to work in many countries. Lucky to have found true friends and wonderful colleagues anywhere. Lucky to still have a lot of enthusiasm in his work and to have the strength to be happy for a life saved and grieve for a lost one.

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We know you work with many vets from the Balkans. People say we are different. What do you think?

 

Absolutely different. Full of enthusiasm and with great sense of friendship and collaboration. As young boys in love with what they do.

 

 

Tell us more about your daily work and your problems( as well your solutions)  ?

 

The every day  work of is full of joy for the victories and sorrows for defeated. It collides with little or too much love for animals. With the economic problems of the owners. With what we would like and we can not. It ‘s a battle to fight with your heart and your mind. The solution, at the end of a tiring and stressful day, is to be able to sleep thinking: “I do not know if I was perfect. But I did the best I could. Tomorrow anyway  I will do better”12038965_1504257143218997_269021453342248416_o

 

Can you share with us your “golden rules” for better practice?

 

– Be critical of yourself, not of others, you can do  better always

– Not justify your mistakes but learn from them

– Do not be afraid to teach everyone and be humble to learn from everyone

– Never think you’re the best, always think that you will become

– You are taking care of a life, not a number or a name. Always look in their eyes and listen to what they say

– Nothing is useless. Also visit a healthy dog. Only by knowing what is normal you will be able to understand what is not normal

–  Never stop studying and to update you.  Veterinary medicine runs in a hurry

 

What do you think about the level of vet medicine on the Balkans( you receive so many vets, who come to learn from you) ?

 

I believe that the level of veterinary medicine in the Balkans is growing every day. As in Italy a few years ago. And it runs very fast. Thank you for transmitting us this feeling

 

What do you think about vet online journal Vets on The Balkans?

 

It ‘s a wonderful Journal.  Open source. Clinical cases and tips useful for the reader. Not just a display of vanity for the authors. Congratulations to the editors for strong expended effort