Marta de Ruijter-Villani
Marta de Ruijter-Villani graduated in veterinary medicine at the University of Milan (Italy) in 2003.
She went through a period of specialization and research in the field of equine reproduction at the University of Milan, attending the breeding seasons 2004 and 2006, at Rossdales Equine Clinic (Newmarket, UK) and the breeding season 2005 at the Arcadia Equine Center (Vigone, Italy). In 2006 she obtained a PhD in Veterinary Science at the University of Milan. Since January 2007 she works at Utrecht University as Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction. Since 2009 she is diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR, Equine) and of the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (Equine Reproduction).
Her main interests are infertility problems in mares and stallions and surgery of the genital tract. Since 2015 she is working as head embryologist in the equine ICSI laboratory of Utrecht University. She is also an active researcher in the field of maternal aging, feto-maternal communication and assisted reproductive techniques. She has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine reproduction.
Dr. Marta de Ruijter-Villani, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, KNMvD Specialist Equine Reproduction