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tanja plavec

Tanja Plavec graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2003. She continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, while working as a veterinarian at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana. She was focusing on research in the antioxidant status of oncologic patients under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Janoš Butinar. During that time she spent a year at the Hofheim Veterinary Clinic.

She was awarded her PhD in 2008 and after that she was involved in teaching the students surgical skills until June 2018. In 2018 she proceeded her professional path at the Hofheim Veterinary Clinic, where she was working especially in veterinary oncology and surgical oncology under guidance of Dr. Martin Kessler, Dipl ECVIM-CA (Onc) and Dr. Jarno Schmidt, Dipl ECVIM-CA (Onc). Since November 2021 Tanja is again a member of Small Animal Clinic at the Veterinary Faculty of Ljubljana, and is responsible for soft tissue and oncologic surgery.

Tanja Plavec is also an active member of the European Society of Veterinary Oncology and Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology and reviewer and author of research and professional papers in oncology and surgery. Her main research interest is surgical oncology, multimodality treatment in oncology and surgery of the perianal region. In her free time Tanja is a passionate mountaineer and a photographer, where she is accompanied with her loyal Tibetan terrier Lajk.

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