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The people

Plakentia Veterinary Clinic was established on the mentality of having veterinarians trained in their field of expertise offering specialized veterinary services to companion animals.

The Clinic fosters dynamic and constantly evolving partnerships with veterinary specialists.

Plakentia Veterinary Clinic is always on the lookout for veterinary specialists.

Provided veterinary specialists covering a broader range of specialties will be available in the future, the Clinic will increase the services it offers accordingly. Apart from specialists, the company employs more staff – veterinarians and other professionals – who are pivotal for the smooth operation of the Clinic. They all make up the Plakentia team.

One of the Clinic's main priorities is the continuous education and training of its staff. To this end, the younger associates are encouraged to undertake initiatives, as well as to focus on increasingly more specialized veterinary procedures, as part of the Clinic's general practice for hands-on experience. This is the reason why there is fruitful ground for long-term professional relationships among employees.
Ignatios Liapis

Ignatios Liapis

Ignatios Liapis graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and has been working as a veterinarian for companion animals since 1987. In 1990, he established the second opinion veterinary clinic Clinique Vétérinaire, specializing in soft tissue surgery, ultrasounds (the first to install an ultrasound device for companion animals in Greece in 1993), gastroenterology, endoscopy (the first to install flexible endoscopes in Greece, other than a university, in 1994) and ophthalmology. In 2012, he received a Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology from the National Veterinary College of Toulouse, France. He has since focused his scientific and professional interest in canine and feline ophthalmology. He has published papers in Greek and foreign scientific journals. He has also been an invited speaker in Greek and international conferences. He is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO), the French Veterinary Association for Companion Animals (AFVAC), as well as a founding member and the General Secretary of the Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (HCAVS).
Vassiliki Stathopoulou

Vassiliki Stathopoulou

Vassiliki Stahopoulou qualified from AUTH in 2000. She has been working as a small animal practitioner in Athens since 2001. Her clinical interests, since 2006, include canine and feline gastroenterology, as well as diagnostic and interventional endoscopy in companion animals. Between 2006-2011 she worked in various referral clinics in Europe, while from 2007 to 2016 has fulfilled a CPD diary of 387 hours in small animal internal medicine and endoscopic procedures. She participated in advanced postgraduate intensive courses in Veterinary Endoscopy at Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany (2007,2010). She holds a GP Certificate in Small animal Internal Medicine (2009) and a GP Certificate in Endoscopy and Endosurgery (2010) from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies with tutors from Bristol and Cambridge University. She has recently achieved a PgC in Small Animal Medicine (2015) from Harper Adams University. She is a member of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society (VES), the Comparative Gastroenterology Company (CGS) and the European Society of Professional Gastroenterology (ESCG). She has been an invited speaker in various seminars, webinars and a trainer in postgraduate endoscopy courses in Greece. She is a member of Veterinary Endoscopy Society.
Christos Koutinas

Christos Koutinas

Christos Koutinas was ranked first among the students admitted to the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He graduated in 1999 and worked as a postgraduate trainee veterinarian at the School's Companion Animal Clinic. In 2006, he was awarded a PhD from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine. He started teaching at the School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, initially as auxiliary staff. In 2007, he became a member of the University's Research Teaching Staff and has been teaching Canine and Feline Cardiology in the final semesters, while he was exclusively taken over all cardiology cases referred to the relevant Clinic. He completed his main postgraduate training on Small Animal Cardiology at the Clinic of the Veterinary School of Colorado State University, CO, USA, specializing in Doppler ultrasounds and interventional cardiology. He currently works as an Associate Professor at the Companion Animal Clinic of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTH, teaching Small Animal Cardiology. He has given numerous lectures on Cardiology both in Greece and abroad, while he has been a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology (ESVC) for many years. He has also published many citable items and research articles in the Small Animal Internal Medicine. His current research project focuses on biomarkers for degenerative valvular disease in dogs.
Rania Farmaki

Rania Farmaki

Rania Farmaki is a graduate and PhD holder of the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine. She started specializing in animal dermatology in 2002, when she commenced her doctoral thesis on atopic dermatitis in dogs. She then went on to participate in a dermatology specialist course at the European College of Veterinary Dermatology from 2005-2008. After passing the relevant exams, she received the Diplomate of ECVD in veterinary dermatology for all types of animals in 2011. Since April 2012, she has been working at the Companion Animal Clinic of the AUTH as a scientific associate. She is the head of the Dermatology Department and handles all dermatology cases, while she is also in charge of the clinical, undergraduate and postgraduate training of the School's students on Dermatology. She has participated in national and international seminars as an attendee, an invited speaker or a member of the scientific committee. She is a founding member and a BoD member of the Hellenic Society of Veterinary Dermatology (HSVD). She is also a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD) and the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD).
Antonis Lionakis

Antonis Lionakis

Ο Αντώνης Λιονάκης αποφοίτησε από την Κτηνιατρική Σχολή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης το 1999. Τα κύρια επιστημονικά του ενδιαφέροντα αφορούν την ορθοπαιδική και νευροχειρουργική του σκύλου και της γάτας. Στα αντικείμενα αυτά έχει εκπαιδευτεί σε πολυάριθμα μεταπτυχιακά, μετεκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα στην Ελλάδα και κυρίως στο εξωτερικό. Έχει συμμετάσχει σαν ομιλητής στα αντικείμενα αυτά, σε επιστημονικά συνέδρια, και είναι εκπαιδευτής κτηνιάτρων σε σεμινάρια ορθοπαιδικών χειρουργικών τεχνικών. Είναι μέλος της Ομαδας Μελέτης Ορθοπαιδικής και Νευροχειρουργικής της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Κτηνιατρικής Ζώων Συντροφιάς.
Georgios Dourdas

Georgios Dourdas

Georgios Dourdas graduated from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He has worked in various veterinary clinics in Greece, including the Clinique Vétérinaire from 2012 to 2015. He has focused his scientific interest on soft tissue surgery of companion animals. For the last years, he has been participating in a training course on soft tissue surgery offered by the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS).
Evmorfia Totta

Evmorfia Totta

Evmorfia Totta graduated from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She has worked in various veterinary clinics in Greece, including the Clinique Vétérinaire from 2013 to 2015. She has focused her scientific interest on anesthesiology and the intensive treatment of companion animals.
Efstathios Roupeas

Efstathios Roupeas

Efstathios Roupeas graduated from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. From 2010 to 2013 he attended a postgraduate course at the Small Animal Internal Medicine Unit of the AUTH. He holds an MSc in Small Animal Internal Medicine. In the past, he has worked in clinics for companion animals in Greece.
Eleftheria Skovola

Eleftheria Skovola

Eleftheria Skovola graduated from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and she has been a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2016. Since September 2015, she has been working at Plakentia Veterinary Clinic and she is in charge of the clinic’s first opinion department, located at 9 Rododafnis Str in Chalandri. Her main scientific interest is anaesthesia and pain management for companion animals. Furthermore, she is an active member of the Greek Action of Volunteer Vets (E.D.K.E.), whose missions provide veterinary care for stray animals all over Greece.
Makrigiorgou Christina

Makrigiorgou Christina

Christina Makrigiorgou graduated from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She has worked with companion animals as well as lab, farm and wild animals. During 2010-2011, she became as a Scientific Associate of the Center of Experimental Surgery of IBEAA foundation, while attending seminars and participating in research protocols on small animal well-being. Since then, she has worked in various small animal clinics in Athens, as well as charity (and environmental) organizations for small and wild animals. Her main scientific interest is Animal Welfare.