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Veterinary Surgery Associate Editor changes

March 5, 2019

ACVS thanks the Associate Editors who completed their terms in 2018 and extends since gratitude for their years of service to Veterinary Surgery and the College:

  • Kyle Mathews served as small animal Associate Editor 2014–2018
  • Chris Adin served as small animal Associate Editor 2015–2018

Welcome to the new associate editors who joined the editorial team in 2018:

Marije Risselada, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVS-SA
Small Animal Associate Editor

Marije Risselada photoDr. Marije Risselada received her DVM from Ghent University in Belgium and continued at Ghent for a small animal rotating internship and an ECVS small animal surgery residency. She successfully passed the ECVS certifying examination in 2005 and completed a PhD in 2006 before moving to Florida in 2007. While working as faculty at the University of Florida, Dr. Risselada she completed an ACVS small animal surgery residency in 2011 and passed the ACVS certifying examination in 2012. In 2011, Dr. Risselada moved to North Carolina to join the NCSU Soft Tissue service as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and moved into an Assistant Professor position in 2014. In 2017, Dr. Risselada joined the Purdue University Small Animal Surgery section, where she currently works as an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Surgery.

Dr. Risselada served on the Veterinary Surgery Editorial Review Board and the Resident Credentialing Committee prior to being appointed as an Associate Editor for Veterinary Surgery. She concurrently holds an Associate Editor position for the Journal of Small Animal Practice, and is a member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Risselada has published more than 30 peer reviewed papers. Her main interests are surgical oncology and novel strategies for medication delivery, in collaborative funded research efforts.


Guillaume Chanoit, DEDV, MSc, PhD, DECVS, DACVS-SA
European Associate Editor

Guillaume ChanoitDr. Guillaume Chanoit graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse in France with a doctorate thesis (DEDV) in 1998.  Dr. Chanoit completed a period of postgraduate training including an internship and surgery residency in 2003 at the Veterinary School of Lyon in France. He gained a Master of Sciences in Microsurgery in 2000 and completed a PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology in 2010.

Before moving to Bristol in 2011, where he’s currently Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue), Dr. Chanoit held academic positions in France at the Veterinary School of Lyon (2003–2005) and in the USA at North Carolina State University (2005–2010). Dr. Chanoit is interested in all aspects of soft tissue surgery but has a particular clinical and research interest in cardiothoracic surgery and currently conducts several clinical and translational research projects in this field. He teaches in the BVSc and VNBS programs of the Bristol Veterinary School. Dr. Chanoit is a past member of the Examination Committee of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and Research Committee of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Ryan P. Cavanaugh, DVM, DACVS-SA
Small Animal Associate Editor

Ryan CavanaughDr. Ryan Cavanaugh attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and upon graduation in 2003, was selected for a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. Cavanaugh then remained at the Animal Medical Center to complete a 3-year residency in small animal surgery and became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2008.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Cavanaugh pursued advanced surgical training by accepting a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2012, he was recognized by the ACVS as a Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology.  Dr. Cavanaugh then spent 10 years as a specialist surgeon in private clinical practice in both Colorado and Florida. In 2017, he transitioned into academia and is currently serving as an assistant professor of small animal surgery at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.​