Honorary Professor Jolle Kirpensteijn

Jolle Kirpensteijn graduated from the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Holland in 1988 and finished and internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia in the United States of America in 1989. After his internship, he completed his residency training in small animal surgery and a Masters degree at Kansas State University, USA. The residency was followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Colorado State University Comparative Oncology Unit, USA. In 1993, Jolle returned to Europe to accept a position in surgical oncology and soft tissue surgery at Utrecht University.

In February of 2005, he was appointed Professor in Surgery at the University of Copenhagen and in August 2008 Professor in Soft Tissue Surgery at Utrecht University.

Jolle is Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jolle is a member of the Executive Board of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, currently as President-Elect.

His main clinical and research interests are surgical oncology, endoscopic and reconstructive surgery. Jolle has published over 60 peer reviewed articles, given more than 200 lectures worldwide and has received the prestigious BSAVA Simon Award in 2007 and Hills Voorjaarsdagen Excellence in Healthcare Award in 2009.