DR GABY VAN GALEN
DVM MSc PhD Dipl ECEIM Dipl ECVECC
Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine
Gaby’s interests and expertise lie in equine internal medicine and emergency and critical care. She has a special clinical interest in critically ill patients such as horses with acute colic or diarrhoea, acute neuromuscular disorders and sick neonatal foals, and the use of thoracic and abdominal ultrasonography in those patients.
Gaby has publications on various aspects of equine internal medicine with a particular focus on neuromuscular disorders and monitoring tools of the sick horse. She is author or co-author of over 45 international peer-reviewed scientific publications and has presented multiple presentations at national and international congresses. She enjoys teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Gaby started her career as an equine intern in private practice in the Netherlands immediately after graduation from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2003. Following this internship, she got a residency position in equine internal medicine at the University of Liege, Belgium and passed the exam of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2009. She also obtained a Masters in Veterinary Science degree and a PhD on the subject of atypical myopathy. In 2011, Gaby moved with her family to Sweden to work as a senior clinician at Uppsala University. She returned to Belgium for a temporary research position in Liege and assisted her husband with an equine veterinary consultancy service. In 2013, she took up a position as Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor in Equine Medicine at the Equine Hospital of the Copenhagen University. In 2017, she was awarded the title of Diplomate of the European College of Emergency and Critical care. Gaby joined the Camden Equine Centre veterinary team in March 2018.