Patricia, our President

I am immensely proud to be current president of ECLAM and continue the work that a handful of colleagues started 20 years ago when they founded the College. This is only made possible by the work of many fellow Diplomates working on the Council and committees. It is great fun to work together with them in order to achieve ECLAM’s mission.

“Very promising for the future of ECLAM are all the young lab animal veterinarians that are eager to make a career in lab animal medicine. Through them the future of ECLAM will be bright.

Patricia Hedenqvist, President

“As I near the end of my six-year term on Council, I am encouraged by the College’s progress. We will continue to grow with the support of all our Diplomates and Residents.”

Rony Kalman, Past-President

“Knowledge is power– empower yourself by becoming an ECLAM Diplomate.”

Stephan Zeiter, Council member since 2016 and a Diplomate since 2013. Stephan became President-elect in January 2020.

Petra Seebeck, Council member since 2017 and a Diplomate since 2015. Petra became Secretary in January 2019.


Patrick Hardy, Council member since January 2019, de facto ECLAM Diplomate since 2004, and a renowned member of the laboratory animal veterinary community in Europe.

“The ECLAM Diploma is a valuable asset and should be promoted both within and beyond our speciality.”

Colin Gilbert became a Council member in January 2019, and has been a de facto ECLAM Diplomate since 2003.

“ECLAM awarded me a bursary to attend the 2019 Summer School. It was very well structured and comprehensive. There was a great mix of vets from all over Europe, giving me the opportunity to meet other residents and talk about our work and study.”

Inga, recipient of Bursary Award