Nauris Laizāns

  • Veterinarian (Equus Anima, LBTU horse clinic)
  • LBTU guest lecturer in equine surgery
Fields of practice:
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pre – purchase / sale examination
  • Visual diagnostics (radiology, ultrasonography)
  • Stomatology
Nauris graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and since then has been working as a horse veterinarian in private practice and at the LBTU horse clinic. Nauris is actively engaged in horse riding sport, therefore he has special interest in equine sports
medicine.
Nauris has been taking part as team doctor for Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian show umping riders:
  • FEI World Cup™ Finals - 2013 Gothenburg, 2014 Lyon, 2018 Paris
  • World Sports Games - 2014 Normandy, 2022 Herning
  • Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
Education:
  • LBTU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Externships:
  • Finland - Hyvinkään hevossairaala equine clinic
  • Germany - Tierärztliche Gemeinschaftspraxis Janetzko & Lange equine clinic
  • Switzerland - Bern University Equine Clinic
  • Belgium – Bosdreef equine clinic

Additional education:
  • BEVA courses in Equine Anaesthesiology (England)
  • VetPD courses Equine sports medicine and orthopaedics (Finland)
  • European Arthroscopy Courses (France, England)
  • Veterinary sport horse congress Jumping Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • AO VET NA Course - Bone fractures management (USA)
  • Online seminars - pre-purchase examination of horses, the newest in the treatment of tendon and joint injuries, dentistry etc.
  • Regularly attends international seminars and congresses
Membership in organizations:
  • LVB – member of the Latvian Veterinary Association
  • BEVA - British Equine Veterinary Association)
  • AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners

Dana Laizāne

  • Veterinarian (Equus Anima, LBTU equine clinic)
  • LBTU guest lecturer in internal diseases of horses
  • FEI PTV - Federation Equestrian International, Permitted treating veterinarian
  • FEI OV2 – level 2 official veterinarian

Fields of practice:
  • Equine therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Horse nutrition
Dana graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and since then has been working as an equine veterinarian in private practice (Equus Anima) and at the LBTU equine clinic. Conducts student training in the university equine clinic. Dana's fields of interest are equine therapy with a special interest in respiratory, digestive and sports medicine of horses. Participated in research on equine gastric ulcer syndrome (Finland) and asthma syndrome (Belgium).


Education:

  • LBTU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Externships:
  • Finland - Hyvinkään hevossairaala equine clinic
  • Germany - Tierärztliche Gemeinschaftspraxis Janetzko  & Lange equine clinic
  • Switzerland - Bern University Equine Clinic
  • Belgium – Bosdreef equine clinic
Additional education:
  • BEVA courses in Equine Anesthesiology (England)
  • BEVA courses in Equine Cardiology (England)
  • VetPD courses in equine internal medicine (Germany)
  • VetPD courses in equine cardiology (Germany)
  • Online seminars in equine respiratory diseases, gastro-enterology, nutrition and neonatology
  • Regularly attends international seminars and congresses
Membership in organizations:
  • LVB – member of the Latvian Veterinary Association
  • BEVA – member of the British Equine Veterinary Association
  • AAEP - member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners


Diana Zirnīte

  • Veterinarian in Equus Anima and university equine clinic
  • Lecturer in the faculty of veterinary medicine of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
  • FEI's Permitted Treating Veterinarian (PTV)
  • FEI's Permitted Equine Therapist

Field of practice:

  • Manual therapy
  • Emergency care
  • Field visits
  • Consultations in matters of internal medicine - digestive and respiratory systems
  • Orthopedics - primary diagnostic

Work experience:

  • Veterinarian since 2022
  • Manual therapist since 2017
  • Seven years of experience working as a show jumping groom at international level
  • Accompanied Lithuanian children and young rider jumping team in European championships 2023 as a treating veterinarian

Education:

  • Public relations specialist, graduated from Alberta College in 2011
  • Veterinarian, graduated from LBTU in 2022

Additional education:

  • Equine osteopathy courses in Germany (7 modules)
  • Certificate in Equine Massage (Holistic Animal Coureses)
  • Equine acupuncture courses - now

Membership in organizations:

  • Latvian Veterinary Association (LVB)
  • British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)

Kate Briņķe

  • Veterinarian since 2021, guest lecturer at Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies
  • FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian

Field of practice:

  • On-site stable visits
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Internal medicine
  • Teeth rasping

Work experience:

  •  Before graduating from Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies - a veterinary assistant at “Dzīvnieku Veselības centrs” and “Pet City”, later veterinary assistant at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies Equine Clinic
  • As an equine veterinarian, Kate started to work in 2021 at “Grasbergs Veterinārija”
  • Since 2022 works at the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
  • In 2022 Kate joined “Equus Anima” team

Education:

  •  Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  •  Regularly attends international seminars and conferences
  •  Externship in Texas, USA

Membership in organizations:

  • BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association)


Jana Vanaga

  • Veterinarian
  • LBTU guest lecturer in veterinary pharmacology

Field of practice:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Therapy
  • Emergency and Critical race
  • Equine nutrition

After graduating from LBTU, Jana Vanaga did an externship in Belgium, at the University of Liège, where she gain experience in equine anaesthesia. Participated in research on the use of opioids in equine anaesthesia. She has been working at the LBTU Equine Clinic since her studies, as an assistant, after graduation, as a veterinarian and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Carry out student training in university equine clinic. Head of the Horse Section of the LBTU Veterinary Medicine Conference.

Education:

  • LBTU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, graduated in 2014

Externship:

  • University of Liège, Equine Anaesthesia

Additional education:

  • VetPD Education - Courses in Advanced Equine Internal Medicine, Germany
  • Regularly participates in international studies, congresses, and seminars

Membership in organizations:

  • Member of AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners)