Meet our staff

Ana Nemec graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2004. She continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, focusing on research in the systemic effects of periodontal disease. She was awarded her PhD in 2009, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Zlatko Pavlica. Between 2004 and 2009 Ana was working as a veterinarian at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana.

In 2012 she completed her 3-year residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California-Davis, USA, under the mentorship of Prof. Frank Verstraete. Ana passed her Board examination and became a Diplomate of American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 2013 and has also been accepted to the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC).

Ana Nemec has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2012. In 2018 Ana was a veterinary specialist at Animal Hospital Postojna, Slovenia. In 2019 she returned to the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, and launched also her consultancy company in veterinary dentistry. In addition to her clinical, research and teaching commitments, Ana also serves as a coordinator of International mobility at the Veterinary Faculty and a coordinator of the Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Small Animal Clinic.

She has also been appointed as a Credential Committee member and Resident Education Committee of the AVDC, VOHC Council Member and WSAVA Dental Standardization Project Committee member. Ana is also a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society. She has received several national and international awards in veterinary medicine, she is an Associate Editor of the journal Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery, a reviewer in several international journals, and author of research and professional papers. Her main research interests are oral biology and oncology. She is also a keen speaker and a passionate teacher.