Born in 1967, Dominique Votion, mother of two young children is currently living in Belgium. Researcher at the European Horse of Mont le Soie at the University of Liège she divides her time between research, her family and her horses. In her free time (when any) she enjoys reading and gardening.
She graduated “DVM” from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège in 1993 Dominique obtained in 1999 the title of Doctor of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, with the congratulations of jury for her work on the lung scan in the horse (Thesis Title: methodology, definition of normal values and illustration of the potential of pulmonary scintigraphy in the horse). Currently, the research conducted by Dominique focuses on sport horses muscular physiopathology, and more specifically since 2003, on the equine atypical myopathy research r program she manages.
Having founded in 2005, the Atypical Myopathy Alert Group or AMAG, bringing together scientists interested in the problem of atypical myopathy. Dominique Votion is the author of many scientific publications and communications as well as popular work, allowing any interested reader, whatever his or her training, to find some answers to his or her questions, or inquire about the status of current knowledge.
Gaby van Galen (wife Verwilghen)
Born in 1979, mother of a little boy, Gaby, speaks at least four languages (Dutch, English, French and German). Very invested in her research, Gaby does not, however, when feasible, disdain to indulge in some of her favourite hobbies such as travel and cinema.
Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent in 2003, Gaby continued her studies in Belgium, where she obtained a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Veterinary Science (Veterinary guidance) in 2008. Since 2009, she is a diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM). Specializing in equine field, her works are focused on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of atypical myopathy in grazing horses ( research in the context of the completion of a PhD in veterinary (veterinary direction) at the University Liege (promoter: D.-M. Votion).