Karen Dirksen

Scientific programme companion animal

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Karen Dirksen obtained her veterinary degree in 2013 at Utrecht University. After her graduation she enrolled as a PhD student and started working at the after hours emergency clinic and intensive care unit at the University Clinic of Utrecht. Her PhD studies into copper-associated hepatitis in dogs provided her with the opportunity to give multiple international presentations. In September 2016 Karen started her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University Clinic of Utrecht and in December 2016 she successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Karen joined the Voorjaarsdagen Committee in the fall of 2017 and is co-responsible for the Companion Animal Scientific Programme