Kowalczyk DVM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at University of Life Sciences in Lublin followed by surgical specialization at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Olsztyn. He is the owner of the ENDOVET clinic in Grójec and the inventor of the first Polish veterinary startup.
He performs endoscopy — gastroscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, colonosc¹opy, laryngoscopy, cystoscopy and otoscopy.
Since 2005 he has worked as a clinician. Therefore, his experience is supported by countless procedures performed. He is also the author of scientific articles about veterinary endoscopy and the author and organizer of training courses regarding small animals’ gastroscopy and rhinoscopy.
His passion for veterinary medicine began in childhood. Thanks to his parents, that were also veterinarians, who inspired him to work in this profession. Nowadays, Dr. Kowalczyk shares his passion with others. It is nearly impossible to count how many patients he examined and how many doctors and students he trained.
At last, but not least, in his free time Dr. Kowalczyk goes windsurfing, kitesurfing, snowboarding or skateboarding and looks after two cats.
Dagmara Majewska, DVM
Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant
Dr. Dagmara Majewska graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).
She completed three internships on veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery at UC Davis, Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin, the first two of which are recognized as the best veterinary schools in the world, setting direction of development in this field of veterinary medicine. In the course of those internships, she consulted complicated clinical cases, interpreted advanced imaging studies results, including cone beam computed tomography, and assisted in complex surgical procedures and scientific research projects. While still a student at the vet faculty, Dagmara completed work placements at the largest animal hospital in Europe, i.e. the Royal Veterinary College in London, where she worked at the cardiology and intensive care sections, and in the Companion Animal Hospital at the Copenhagen University in Denmark, where she was broadening her knowledge and developing her skills in treating internal diseases and interpreting diagnostic imaging.
Dagmara attended a number of international veterinary conferences held in Poland and abroad, including a BSAVA congress in Birmingham in 2015 and an EVDC congress in Ghent. She has co-authored scientific publications on veterinary dentistry.
Katarzyna Kowalczuk, DVM
Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant
She graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Warsaw in 2015. However, since high school she has been gaining experience through numerous apprenticeships and internships. Since the beginning of her clinical work, she has been passionate about dentistry and the diagnostics of oral cavity diseases and now for over 3 years, she has been consulting dental patients in Warsaw and the surrounding area.
She is a graduate of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree dentistry course of PSLWMZ recognized by ESAVS with the European Master Program. Additionally, she is a member of European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and the dental section of the Polish Association of Small Animal Veterinarians.
Since 2006, she is also an active member of the Kennel Club in Poland, cooperating with breeders and spreading education on the prevention of oral diseases.
Privately, she loves spending time with her family members including her three English Setters — Pasja, Ryś and Liko and turtle, Stefan.
Anna Jaśkiewicz, DVM, PhD
Veterinary Oncology Consultant
Dr. Anna Jaśkiewicz graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2016. As a student, she did a number of internships comprising clinical training, inter alia in Germany (Tierarztliche Klinik Gessertshausen), the Czech Republic (the Small Animal Clinic at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science in Brno) and the Sultanate of Oman (the Al Qurum Veterinary Clinic). Since her university years, Anna has worked at 24-hour veterinary clinics, thus gaining experience in the field of emergency medicine. She took interest in veterinary oncology when doing her doctoral program at the Integrated Doctoral School of the Polish Leading Scientific Center (KNOW), which she completed in 2019, defending her doctoral thesis entitled “Molecular mechanism of myoprotective action of geranylgeraniol in cellular model of statin-associated myopathy”.
As a member of the European Society of Veterinary Oncology (ESVONC), Dr. Jaśkiewicz keeps developing her expertise and gaining new professional experience by attending training programs and courses, striving to ensure that her patients can benefit from cutting-edge oncological treatments and are taken care of in the best possible manner.
Veterinary oncology and molecular biology are Dr. Jaśkiewicz’s greatest passions.
Agnieszka Gecewicz, DVM
Dermatology and Cytology Consultant
Lek. wet. Agnieszka Gecewicz graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University. She start her first steps in a profession as a student in the veterinary practice in Wilanów and there she became fascinated veterinary medicine. After graduation, she worked as an internist and spent the following years as a diagnostician. Then the world of the microscope absorbed her completely. She completed the Laboratory Diagnostics Course in Practice and soon developed her knowledge of hematology, which she studies to this day.
Completing the Clinical Cytology Course provided by the Italian Cytologist — Dr. Francesco Carrani allowed her to discover the world of cytology and she following that direction. She started an internship at one of the Warsaw dermatology clinics, where she explored the secrets of dermatology, and then spent the next few years treating dermatological and internal medicine patients there. She completed Clinical Dermatology of Dogs and Cats Course and Clinical Pathology of Dogs and Cats.
Dr. Agnieszka currently focuses on dermatological patients. She also assessing cytological material and blood smears. He regularly participates to conferences related to Dermatology and Cytology to develop her skills and be able to offer his patients the best solutions. He is also a member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).
Privately, she looks after the feline siblings. In her free time, she reads, rides a bike, rides a sailboat in large and small waters, she saves the world from the invasion of robot machines on PS4 and she passionately cook for the joy of her loved ones.
Aleksandra Talma, DVM
Internist, Intensive Care Specialist, Anesthesiologist
Dr. Aleksandra Talma is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). In her practice, she uses her extensive expertise in veterinary anesthesiology and inhalant anesthesia machines. Aleksandra did a number of internships, working with specialists, and attended numerous conferences and workshops on anesthesiology. She sees patients in veterinary clinics in Warsaw and supports them by sharing her experience in perioperative care. Dr. Talma is a member of the Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians (VASTA) and the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA). She has been a consultant at SpecVet since November 2017. Aleksandra’s hobbies include, in addition to veterinary anesthesia, horseback riding and good music.
Patrycja Akszak-Okińczyc, DVM
Endoscopy, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care
Graduate from Warsaw University of Life Science in 2015. As a child she was treating all toy dogs. While studying, she took many interesting practices, for example in ZOO, where she had an opportunity to treat lions. After graduation she started working in large Warsaw 24h Vet Clinic with many works shifts as well as night duties. This job gave her experience and chance to acknowledge with the work on emergency cases. She is interested in anaesthesiology, endoscopy and working in intensive care unit, which is the reason why she was participating in many Polish and International conferences on those topics, for example EVEEC in Tallin, PSLWMZ or WSAVA. Member of VASTA. Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies is her favorite part of work. Her biggest passion is show jumping. Also, she has 3rd place in Poland Championship in compact sporting. Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies is the best part of her job.
Kinga Kłoczko, DVM
Kinga Anna Kłoczko graduated from the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2018. Since her early student days, she has worked at a 24-hour clinic gaining experience from countless difficult challenging cases. After her graduation she attended VASTA which is the school of anesthesia under the supervision of Peter Krohnen (VASTA founder, president of Association of Veterinary Anesthetists) . She has gained over the years tremendous knowledge in anesthesiology and from countless other specialist courses. In the field of veterinary medicine , the issues related to anesthesia, pain therapy, emergency medicine and respiratory diseases has always interested Kinga Kłoczko the most . Besides her expertise and passion in veterinary medicine , she is a jazz violinist , owner of energetic porcelain dog named Beat . On her recreational free time she enjoys good tea and fine wine with her friends.
Dorota Sztechman, DVM
Cardiology Consultant, Echocardiogram Specialist
Dr. Dorota Sztechman graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). At present, she is a Research Assistant at the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology of the Medical University of Warsaw, working on her PhD in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Dorota completed numerous courses and trainings in cat and dog cardiology. Based on ECG and ECHO tests, blood pressure measurements and thoracic X‑rays, she consults her small patients and builds tailor-made therapies. In her private life, she belongs to two Maine Coons, Tosia and Lenka.
Aleksandra Wójcik, DVM
Cardiology Consultant, Echocardiogram Specialist
Dr. Aleksandra Wójcik graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) at Warsaw on 2008 and since then she has worked a clinician. Her interests cover cardiology, anesthesiology and radiology. She also worked as a translator of professional veterinary literature. Since 2012, she has been consulting cardiology patients in and around Warsaw clinics. She is a specialist in echocardiography, ECG and Doppler blood pressure measurement. In 2020, she completed a specialization postgraduate study in “Dog and cat diseases”. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiologists (ESVC).
Magdalena Ziółek, DVM
Radiologist, USG Consultant
Dr. Magdalena Ziółek is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). In 2013, she became a board-certified Veterinary Radiologist. Her main professional interest is ultrasound diagnostics of lung and chest diseases. Magdalena completed a number of courses and attended numerous symposia in the field of diagnostic imaging, including ones intended for human medicine doctors. Dr. Ziółek also teaches postgraduate training courses for veterinarians in the field of ultrasound examination. In her private life, she is a pointer owner and a running enthusiast.
Anna Banaszek, DVM
Dr. Anna Banaszek graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2011. Her passion for veterinary ophthalmology began during her studies. In 2014, she completed the first degree in residential comprehensive training regarding veterinary ophthalmology at the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS). Two years later she obtained the second one. Dr. Banaszek constantly broadens her expertise by attending multiple courses and conferences organized by international associations of ophthalmologists — the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) and the East European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (EESVO).
Privately, she is passionate about mountain hiking, alternative music and gardening. She looks after three dogs and three cats.
Martyna Posłuszny, DVM
Internist, Nephrology and Urology Consultant
Dr. Martyna Posłuszny is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). In the course of her studies, she completed an internship at the “Jaggy” hospital in Brno and at “Blue Cross” in London. As part of the “Erazmus+” program, Martyna did a two-month internship at the reference university hospital in Murcia. She also worked as a volunteer at the TailTorrox dog shelter in Spain and at a veterinary clinic in Thailand. During her university years, Martyna was an active member of the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA), and studied in Germany, Great Britain and Slovakia as part of student exchange programs. Dr. Posłuszny joined SpecVet in 2016.
Agnieszka Zyzda, DVM
Internist, Nephrology and Urology Consultant
Dr. Agnieszka Zyzda graduated from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Agnieszka gained professional experience in Bielsko-Biała, where, under the supervision of experienced practitioners, she improved her skills in internal medicine, veterinary imaging and the basics of surgery. Dr. Zyzda keeps broadening her knowledge by participating in a variety of veterinary conferences. At the same time, she is focusing her practice on dog and cat behavior, willing to share her knowledge during consultations. When consulting her patients, Agnieszka always endeavors not only to make the right diagnosis, but also to take care of the patient’s well-being. Dr. Zyzda’s professional interests focus on internal medicine. In her spare time, she likes planning further journeys and hiking with friends, especially in her beloved Beskid Mountains.
Sonia Zaleska, DVM
Dr. Sonia Zaleska graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2019. In the course of her studies, she took part in internship programs at various vet clinics, as well as at the Warsaw ZOO. Sonia also completed a number of veterinary courses and attended a variety of veterinary seminars. In 2018, she volunteered for a veterinary course taught in South Africa, thus combining two of her life passions: veterinary medicine and traveling. In her private life, Sonia is a proud owner of three cats and a dog. Her favorite pastimes are rock climbing, traveling and skiing.
Olga Woroch, DVM
Dr. Olga Woroch graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. During her university years, she gained professional experience through completing a number of internships at veterinary clinics in Lublin. Olga spent the last semester of her studies at the University of Frederick II in Naples, as part of the Erasmus+ program. Dr. Woroch keeps broadening her knowledge in order to offer her patients the best possible care and help. In her spare time, she loves playing board games and going for long walks.
Magdalena Sławek, DVM
Dr. Magdalena Sławek is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). During her university years, she gained professional experience through completing a number of internships at veterinary clinics such as Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. She has taken a number of veterinary courses and seminars. After graduation she worked as emergency and critical care veterinarian. She is an owner of two addopted cats named Deet and Buba. In her spare time she loves traveling, learning about astronomy, reading books, and spending time in the woods.
Anna Kornecka-Kupczyńska, DVM
Dr. Anna Kornecka-Kupczyńska graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2010. She developed her knowledge and skills by working in 24h vet clinics and participating in numerous conferences and trainings. In 2017, after three years of postgraduate studies, she obtained the title of specialist in canine and feline diseases. The fields of veterinary medicine that she is most passionate about are critical care, nephrology and endocrinology.
She likes to spend her free time in nature exploring forest trails during hiking and biking tours.
Agnieszka specializes in dog and cat nutrition, and in developing nutrition plans (including the BARF diet) for animals, both sick and healthy. She is the author of a book Nie dla psa (i kota) kiełbasa czyli jak zdrowo karmić swojego zwierzaka (“Sausage is too good for your dog (and cat), or how to choose healthy food for your pet”), and of articles published in trade journals for animal caretakers. Agnieszka also runs the foundation Surowe Kotki i Psy (Raw Cats and Dogs), promoting healthy nutrition for cats and dogs.
In addition to being a dietitian, Agnieszka is a professional and certified behaviorist, having completed the COAPE course in the field of animal behavior.
She specializes in nutrition of dogs and cats, both healthy and sick. She works with patients on commercial foods and with those on home-prepared diets. She works for the Surowe Kotki i Psy Foundation, promoting healthy nutrition of dogs and cats among animal keepers. She is a member of The European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN). Privately, a carer for two cats — Czarek and Fusia, in her free time she also deals with dog and cat dietetics, educating caregivers through social media.
Dagmara Przybysz, MSc
Diagnostic Laboratory Manager
Dagmara graduated from the Faculty of Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), majoring in microbial biology. Her love for animals brought her to SpecVet in December 2013, and since then she has been responsible for the laboratory equipment, analyses and blood counts, and microscopic examinations. She owns two queens: Arya, a calico kitty, and a tricolor Lilo.
Zoophysiotherapist, dog fitness Instructor, Veterinary Assistant
Katarzyna earned her MSc degree from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, majoring in breeding and preservation of wild and companion animals. She completed student internships at the Rehabilitation Center for Protected Species in Przemyśl and at the Wrocław ZOO. During her studies, in 2017, she also became a small animal physiotherapist, having completed a training course at the Animal Physiotherapy Study Center in Warsaw. Katarzyna participated in an Erasmus+ international internship program, gaining professional experience at veterinary physiotherapy centers in Europe, such as Eurotierklinik in Majorca and Centro de Reabilitação Animal da Arrábida in Portugal, under the supervision of Doctor Angela Martins. She keeps improving her skills and gaining professional knowledge by attending various seminars and trainings.
In her spare time, Katarzyna is a lover of travelling, and especially of trips with a dog, and a great fan of her two black mongrels named Elmo and Kokos.
Gabriela graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Institute of Animal Sciences, in 2019. In 2020, she became a Veterinary Technician. From the very beginning of her studies, Gabriela was developing her professional and practical skills, working at veterinary clinics and taking care of companion animals. At SpecVet, she is responsible for laboratory diagnostics, takes care of hospitalized patients and assists during consultations. In her spare time, Gabriela broadens her knowledge of physiotherapy of dogs, cats and horses. Her favorite pastimes include horse riding, travelling and spending time with her cat Alutka.
Natalia earned her MSc degree from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, majoring in the field of breeding and preservation of wild and companion animals. Her interests focus on animal nutrition, hence during her studies she strived to gain experience working in the pet food industry. Natalia has spent hours taking care of animals and observing their behavior at the Warsaw ZOO as a part of the internships she did, as well as while doing volunteer and scientific work. She owns two Labradors: Kluska and Tekla.
Magdalena Rutkowska, currently a third-year veterinary medicine student, graduated from General Roman Abraham Secondary Veterinary School in Września. She gained her initial professional experience at veterinary clinics in Poznań and Luboń. Magdalena is also a prizewinner of the 41st Farming Expertise and Skills Competition of 2017. She is a member of the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) and a frequent attendee of veterinary medicine conferences. Since her childhood, Magdalena has felt she would like to be a vet one day, and at present she is doing her best to broaden her knowledge and improve her skills in this field.
5th year student of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, who wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a child. She has gained practice in many veterinary clinics in Warsaw and in the Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw. Her veterinary interests include exotic animal medicine, nutrition and imaging diagnostics. She develops her knowledge by participating in many scientific conferences and webinars. From the first year of her studies, she developed scientifically, helping in the research of doctors at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and as a member of the Scientific Society of Veterinary Medics, she develops independently. In her career, he plans to combine scientific and practical work. Privately, she loves to look after her plant collection, Spanish language and cuisine and trips to Masuria.
She was studying at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Finished her studies in the subject of Animal Behavior. During studies, she became a Veterinary Technician. Her passion is the behavior of animals, especially dogs. She is assisting in a dog school. Constantly learns new things about the topic. The owner of a flat coated retriever named Tari.
Natalia is a 4th year student of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She gained experience at the animal shelter „Paluch” and in veterinary clinics in Warsaw. She did a two-month internship at the veterinary clinic and the shelter in Cyprus. She is a member of IVSA — International Veterinary Students Association. She is constantly expanding her knowledge and skills by participating in numerous conferences and trainings. Her main interests include dermatology, oncology, soft tissue surgery and imaging diagnostic. She is a fan of fantasy literature and Italian cuisine. She spends her free time travelling and meeting friends.
She graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Stepan Gzhytskyi Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies in 2013. For 6 years she worked in a pet store, from where she gained extensive knowledge of cat, dog, rodent and parrot food.
Since March 2022 she has been Veterinary Assistant, in the near future, she’s going to confirm her diploma in Poland and work as a vet.
Katja loves animals, especially dogs and horses.
She’s been dreaming of becoming a veterinarian since she was a child. She started working at a clinic in Brest a long time before graduating because veterinary is her passion. Finally, in 2019, she graduated from the Vitebsk Academy of Veterinary Medicine and made her dream come true. In the near future, she’s going to confirm her diploma in Poland.
Always interested in new knowledge in veterinary medicine, take part in courses and seminars with pleasure. She is constantly developing her skills and want to be a surgeon.
In her free time, she like to ride a bike and visit new places.
Karolina Milarska is a graduate of the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication. After graduation she moved to Great Britain, where she gained a lot of experience in direct client service. During her stay abroad, Karolina completed several courses, including a math course (Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics), and an English course (Functional Skills Qualification in English). Her communication skills are greatly appreciated by our patients’ Polish and foreign owners.
In her private life, she is the owner of a dog named Lusia and a lover of crime and thriller books.
Client Service Coordinator
Joanna earned her master’s degree from the Military University of Technology, specializing in National Defense. While working at PZU as a customer service specialist, she gained a lot of professional experience on which to draw daily at SpecVet. In her private life, Joanna is an ailurophile and a parrot lover, but currently has two turtles.
Client Service Coordinator
Aleksandra is a fourth-year student of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she would love to work with small animals. Having worked as a receptionist at several international corporations in Warsaw, she is an experienced client service professional. Aleksandra is a lover of travelling, with Italy being her favorite destination. She has a dog called Łatek.
Client Service Coordinator
Aleksandra graduated from the Faculties of Applied Linguistics and International Relations at the University of Warsaw. She has gained experience working in customer service and international forwarding. Aleksandra loves music, traveling and primitive dog breeds. She is an owner of an Akita named Whisky.
Client Service Coordinator
Karolina graduated from the Center of Applied Pet Ethology. The diploma qualifies her to work as an animal behaviorist. As a professional groomer she found herself interested in pet behavior and emotions. Non-purebred dogs, their diversity and uniqueness are her biggest passion. Her aspiration in life is to socialize shelter and adopted pets. Karolina has two mongrels, Prazynka and Floki, with whom she spends her free time.
Client Service Coordinator
She obtained the title of engineer in animal behavior at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. She worked as an assistant groomer, where she gained experience working with both clients and animals. She has always wanted to work in places related to animals. Privately, she is the owner of Mucha’s cat.