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.
Michał Wąsowicz, DVM, PhD
Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant
Dr. Michał Wąsowicz graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2006, and in 2010, became a board-certified specialist in epizootiology and veterinary administration. Thereafter, in 2014, Michał defended a doctoral thesis on nasal cavity and nasal sinuses diseases in the cat. In his day-to-day work, Dr. Wąsowicz dedicates his time to veterinary dental treatments for dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents. He is passionate about veterinary dentistry and clinical anatomy. Michał attended many international congresses and workshops held by the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC), the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) and Polskie Stowarzyszenie Lekarzy Weterynarii Małych Zwierząt (PSLWMZ). Dr. Wąsowicz has authored numerous scientific reports and papers on veterinary dentistry and clinical anatomy. Since 2006, he has held an academic teaching post at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He has been a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA) since 2010.
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.
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.
Katarzyna Koprowska, DVM
Cardiology Consultant, Echocardiogram Specialist
Dr. Katarzyna Koprowska graduated with honors from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2012. At SpecVet, she consults cardiology cases and performs general anesthesia. Katarzyna anaesthetizes patients for a variety of surgical, dentistry, thoracic surgical and high-risk procedures, and performs tests such as echocardiograms, ECGs, X‑rays. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA). Pursuing her major professional interests, Dr. Koprowska completed a number of anesthesiology internships and trainings abroad under the supervision of renowned specialists. Since 2016, partnering a Swiss company, Katarzyna has been a leader of the Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians (VASTA), which aims to promote modern veterinary anesthesiology in Poland. Dr. Koprowska enjoys sharing her knowledge by organizing trainings and writing scientific articles. Thanks to her skills and expertise, patients undergoing serious surgeries are always in good hands. In her private life, Katarzyna is a fan of an active lifestyle, and traveling is her favorite pastime. She is also the owner of three dogs: Panda, Nila and Grand, whom she teaches obedience and takes to
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.
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
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
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.
Karolina Niegowska, DVM
Dr. Karolina Niegowska graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2020. Having always been interested in wild exotic animals, only after her second year she practiced in a private ZOO under Lodz, where she took care of wolves, lemurs, a tapir and white tigers and lions — to start with. She continued this work via her internships in „Safari” veterinary clinic, where she had a chance to assist a wild animals’ doctor. Her last practice took place in Mexico, where in a clinic of Queretaro she faced a lot of critical care situations and learned Spanish. Karolina also speaks fluent English and French, which enables her to accommodate foreign owners. Her veterinary interests lie in anaesthesiology, toxicology and behavioristics supported by drugs. Karolina is also a student of Lodz Filmschool, finishing her fourth year on Directing with a specialty in Screenwriting. In the remains of her spare time she reads fiction and listens to jazz.
Dr. Irena Pruszyńska graduated from Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw and form Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
As part of the scholarship, awarded by the ERASMUS PLUS program, she spent two years of veterinary studies at Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover in Germany. During education she completed clinical and laboratory internships in Poland, Germany and England under the supervision of the best internal medicine diplomats such as prof. Ingo Nolte and prof. Reinhard Mischke. After graduation, she occupied a clinical and didactic position at the Kleintierklinik TiHo University Clinic.
Currently, she combines her scientific passion with clinical work. Simultaneously, as part of her PhD studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the WULS, Dr. Pruszynska teaches students about animal physiology and cancer biology, as well as she conducts researches. Under the supervision of prof. Magdalena Krol, she is looking for new oncological therapies.
In our clinic, she completes the internship as part of the small animals internal diseases specialization studies which she started at the WULS. Dr. Pruszynska is particularly interested in regenerative medicine and oncology.
Privately, the owner of a mixed breed dog, a group of crickets and a rehabilitated pigeon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Justyna is a 4th year student at Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Warsaw School of Life Sciences. Since childhood she loves animals with all her heart, after graduation she want to be a small animal veterinarian. She ’d like to develop especially in endocrinology, nephrology and ophthalmology. Her second passion is photography — mainly landscape and macrophotography. Privately she is taking care of three cats (Fiedosja, Kropek and Psotek) and a rabbit named Baks.
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
Kinga is an IT student of the Warsaw Banking University (WSB), majoring in front-end development. Her client service experience includes working as a receptionist at a sports and recreation center, where she had an opportunity to learn and share her passion for fitness with the center clients. In her private life, Kinga is the owner of a one-year-old American Pitbull Terrier named Boczek.
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
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.