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Alenka Hrovat


EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Department: Internal Medicine

Alenka graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2002. She then went on to complete a PhD in Biomedicine there in 2009.

Upon completion of her PhD she undertook residency at Ghent university. Alenka has since worked at a number of referral hospitals in senior roles, having worked at Eastcott Referral Hospital as Head of Internal Medicine and Senior internal Medicine Clinician at Langford Vets. More recently she has worked as an Internal Medicine Clinician at Southfields Veterinary Specialists and North Downs Specialist Referral before joining Pride Veterinary Centre in August 2018.

She is interested in all areas of small animal internal medicine.

Alenka has a young daughter, a giant bonkers dog and is a keen violinist (which she has been playing since the age of 6)! She also enjoys yoga in her spare time.


Under revision in JVIM: Hrovat, A; de Keuster, T; Kooistra, H; Duchateau, L; Oyama, M; Peremans, K; Daminet, S,"Behavior in dogs with spontaneous hypothyroidism during treatment with levothyroxine."

Hrovat, A., Schoeman, J.P., de Laat, B., Meyer, E., Smets, P., Goddard, A., Nagel, S. and Daminet, S., 2013. Evaluation of snake envenomation-induced renal dysfunction in dogs using early urinary biomarkers of nephrotoxicity. The Veterinary Journal, 198(1), pp.239-244. [Epub ahead of print]

Hrovat, A., Zavec, A.B., Pogačnik, A., Frangež, R. and Vrecl, M., 2010. Establishing and functional characterization of an HEK-293 cell line expressing autofluorescently tagged β-actin (pEYFP-ACTIN) and the neurokinin type 1 receptor (NK1-R). Cellular & molecular biology letters, 15(1), p.55.

Schulz, B., Hrovat, A., Neuerer, F., Murgia, D., Boos, H., Hirschberger, J. and Hartmann, K., 2006. Milzabszess bei einem Hund nach abdominalem Trauma. Tierärztliche Praxis K: Kleintiere/Heimtiere, 34(04), pp.260-263.

Hrovat A. Vloga citoskeleta v bolezenskih procesih = The cytoskeleton and disease. Vet. nov. 2006, vol. 32, no. 5/6, 123-132.

Hrovat, A., Frangež, R., Pogačnik, A. and Vrecl, M., 2003. Actin cytoskeleton rearrangement in cells after the activation of membrane-bound receptor for thyrotropin-releasing hormone. Slov. Vet. Res, 40, pp.181-189.


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