Meet our staff

Martina Krofič Žel, DVM, PhD, Teaching Assistent graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana in 2007. After graduation she undertook a volunteer internship at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty for nine months until she started working at the private Clinic for small animals in Slovenja vas in 2008. She has been employed at the Small Animal Clinic at the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana since 2009.

In 2015, she completed the multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana defending her doctoral dissertation The influence of vitamin E on oxidative stress and the course of feline chronic kidney disease. During her doc-toral studies she explored the role of oxidative stress in chronic kidney disease in cats under the mentorship of assoc. prof. Alenka Nemec Svete, BSc Chemical Engineering, PhD and prof. Nataša Tozon, DVM, PhD.

At the Small Animal Clinic she focuses on endoscopic and imaging diagnostics and internal medicine for dogs and cats. Since 2018, she has been involved in the pedagogical process of the clinic as teaching assistant in the subject of Fundamentals of X-ray and Physical Therapy.

Her field of research covers chronic kidney failure in cats. She is the author of scientific arti-cles in domestic and foreign scientific journals and author of professional papers at domestic and foreign conferences. She is also the author of professional articles for both professional staff and animal owners.

She is a regular participant in professional trainings and congresses at home and abroad, at-tending both as a listener and a lecturer.

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