Executive Board

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

Walt Ingwersen
President WSAVA

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 has been the WSAVA President since September 2016

Walt Ingwersen
President WSAVA
Shane Ryan
President Elect

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-Elect and will stand for the WSAVA presidency at the upcoming Congress.

Shane Ryan
President Elect
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
Honorary Treasurer

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
Honorary Treasurer
Nicola Neumann
Congress Liaison Officer

Graduated from University College Dublin. She is a partner in a small animal practice south of Dublin with a Cats Only section and branch practice in Wexford.

Nicola Neumann
Congress Liaison Officer
Renée Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht
Honorary Treasurer 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 Treasurer Secretary
Colin Burrows
Past President

Colin Burrows
Past President