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AniCura appoints Stein Istre Thoresen as Group Medical Quality and Development Director


AniCura, a leader in high quality veterinary care for companion animals, appoints Stein Istre Thoresen as Group Medical Quality and Development Director. The objective of the engagement is to enhance and further develop AniCura’s provision of high quality veterinary medicine in line with long term ambitions.

Stein Istre Thoresen, professor, dr. med. vet., DipECVCP, DipECVIM-CA, has long and comprehensive experience from developing and ensuring medical quality as well as forming and shaping international collaborations within the veterinary field. He has led the ECVCP Laboratory Standards Committee and participated in research networks. Stein currently holds a professorship in veterinary clinical pathology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and is the scientific editor of the Norwegian Veterinary Journal.

With his unique competence Stein is well placed to contribute to AniCura’s ongoing efforts within the fields of medical education, scientific research, veterinary development as well as quality assurance. In addition to the role as Group Director, Stein will also be holding seats in the AniCura Scientific Council and in the AniCura Council for Development of Veterinary Medicine.

“I very much look forward to the opportunity to work with furthering the transnational harmonization of educational standards, research collaborations and systematic quality assurance and development. The opportunity to identify and share best practice across clinics and even countries will be very exciting and gratifying”, says Stein Istre Thoresen.

“On behalf of AniCura I warmly welcome Stein and his valuable experience to our family of dedicated healthcare professionals and to our continuing pursuit of developing better high quality veterinary care. Stein shares our ambition to raise quality standards, medical competence and knowledge-sharing and I am convinced he will be a valuable addition to the team”, says Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura.

Stein will commence at AniCura on 1 August 2015.

For further information, please contact
Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura, +46 730 505 050

About AniCura
AniCura is a leader in high quality veterinary care for companion animals. The company grew out of the idea that shared resources create opportunities for better veterinary care.

AniCura was established in 2011 as the first animal hospital merger in the Nordic region and is today a best-practice example of specialized veterinary care and a much-appreciated partner to pet owners and referring veterinary surgeons in northern Europe.

The company offers a full range of medical and surgical services covering everything from preventive and basic health care, to advanced diagnostics, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected animal foods and care products.

AniCura comprises many of Europe's most prominent animal hospitals and clinics, providing unique opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and access to leading-edge expertise. Every year the company treats close to a million patients and is a leading teaching and referral body.