Executive Board

Executive Board

Meet our executive board who are committed to make the WSAVA Congress the best platform for veterinarians from all over the world!

Shane Ryan
President

University of Queensland graduate. Shane is a long-term Singapore resident, a veterinary hospital owner, and sits on numerous boards, including the Singapore government's Veterinary Professions Committee & the Workplace Safety & Health Council (Healthcare Committee). Shane is the President of WSAVA.

Shane Ryan
President
Siraya Chunekamrai
Vice President

Graduated from the Kasetsart University in 1984 and received her doctorate from Cornell University in 1988. She owns two practices in Thailand; The Animal Farm Veterinary Hospital in Bangkok and the Horsepital Equine Surgery in Korat. She is founder of the Lampang Pony Welfare Foundation in Northern Thailand and The Cambodia Pony Welfare Organization.. Siraya will take on the position of the WSAVA President in September 2020.

Siraya Chunekamrai
Vice President
Ellen van Nierop
Board Member

Graduated from Ghent University. She runs a small animal clinic in Ecuador together with her husband, who is also a veterinarian. Ellen also has a degree in ``Engineer in Accounting and Auditing`` which has helped her as the WSAVA Honorary Treasurer

Ellen van Nierop
Board Member
Felisbina Queiroga
Board Member

Dr. Felisbina Queiroga is a veterinarian holding Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Internal Medicine and Oncology. She is an Associate Professor with Habilitation in the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, where she has been working as an Academic since 1995
Dr. Queiroga is a keen and active Board Member of several veterinary organizations

Felisbina Queiroga
Board Member
Renée Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht
Honorary Secretary

Graduated from Utrecht University. She is the director of a small animal practice in the Netherlands and sits on the Council for Animal Related affairs for the Governement.

Renée Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht
Honorary Secretary
Walt Ingwersen
Past President

Graduated from Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and works as a companion animal specialist for Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd and actively volunteers for provincial, national and international veterinary medical associations. Walt was the President of WSAVA from September 2016-2018.

Walt Ingwersen
Past President
John de Jong
Honorary Treasurer

Dr. John de Jong, a companion animal veterinarian and experienced veterinary surgeon, owns the Boston Mobile Veterinary Clinic and is the former owner and now Medical Director of Newton Animal Hospital.
Dr. de Jong is a past president of the Massachusetts and New England Veterinary Medical Associations, as well as the American Association of Housecall Veterinarians. He is on the board of trustees at Tufts University and serves on the board of advisors for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

John de Jong
Honorary Treasurer
Arpita Bhose
WSAVA CEO

Arpita Bhose, based in London, has over 20 years of experience in association management, having worked with the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations in Asia and the Royal College of Physicians in London. Arpita joined WSAVA full time in September 2016 and looks forward to getting to know the Members and all the WSAVA partners.

Arpita Bhose
WSAVA CEO