Ana Nemec discovered her professional purpose in veterinary medicine during the High school, while helping in a veterinary clinic close to her hometown. She then graduated from the Veterinary Faculty University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2004 and continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana. She was awarded her PhD in 2009. Ana wanted to complement research with in-depth clinical knowledge and applied for a 3-year residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California-Davis, USA. Upon completion of the residency programme in 2012, Ana returned home to the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty in Ljubljana. She passed her board examination and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 2013 and has also been accepted to the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC).
Ana joined the team at Animal Hospital Postojna, Slovenia in April 2018 and remained an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also a guest lecturer at the postgraduate study programme in surgery, anaesthesiology, ophthalmology, and veterinary dentistry at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Ana is a member and past-treasurer of the European Veterinary Dental Society, Board member of the EVDC, Credential Committee member of AVDC, recipient of several national and international awards in veterinary medicine, an Associate Editor of ‘Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery’ journal, a reviewer in several international journals and author of research and professional papers.
Ana is most satisfied when she can relieve oral pain in animals or study biology of oral tumours. Her greatest passions remain the teaching of veterinary dentistry and travelling – it is in large part due to support of the people she works and lives with, that she can bring these passions to life - #dentistryrules #doingwhatIlovetodo