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The renowned Willows neurology team has impressed at the ECVN 2023 conference.

The renowned Willows neurology team has impressed at the ECVN 2023 conference.

Willows Neurology Team Impresses At ECVN 2023

7 months ago

16th November, 2023 09h37

Linnaeus Group

Neurology clinicians from a leading West Midlands small animal hospital have impressed on the international stage at a prestigious veterinary conference in Italy. 

The topic for this year’s European College of Veterinary Neurology 2023 conference in Venice was neurosurgery and Linnaeus-owned Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull played a key part in its success. 

Among the various accolades and achievements for Willows included an award for Francesca Violini, resident in veterinary neurology at Willows. 

Francesca’s residency project, entitled ‘Clinical outcome of Pugs and French Bulldogs with thoracolumbar deformities causing neurological signs treated with spinal stabilisation using 3D printed drill guides’, won ‘best poster presentation by a young neurologist in training’. 

Meanwhile, Robert Clark, fellow resident in veterinary neurology at Willows, presented his poster for his resident project (Ventral Stabilisation of Atlantoaxial Subluxation in a Toy Breed Dog with Bi-Cortical Pedicle Screws and a Patient Specific 3d Printed Titanium Plate).

Taking to the floor, Simona Radaelli, specialist in veterinary neurology at Willows, chaired an informative afternoon session with short presentations of current research projects and a keynote lecture. 

Sebastien Behr, head of neurology at Willows and consultant at Vet3D, also played a pivotal role at the three-day conference as a guest/invited speaker for the topic of ‘3D printing: applications in spinal surgery’. 

Commending his fellow Willows neurology team members, Sebastien said: “These are great achievements by the team and a real honour to be among our peers who were keen to share expertise on the field of neurosurgery, a field where the team has always been at the forefront of innovation.” 

Willows offers specialist services in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, clinical nutrition, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery and spinal surgery. 

To find out more about Willows’ wide range of specialist services, visit or search for Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service on Facebook. 

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