Dr.med.vet. DipECVAA CertVetAc(IVAS) LicAc(BAWMA) MRCVS
After completing her studies, Isabelle Iff discovered her passion for anaesthesia, pain therapy and intensive care medicine during a rotating internship at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. She specialized during a three-year residency program at the Department of Anesthesiology at the Tierspital Bern and at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. During this time she also wrote her dissertation about epidural anaesthesia in the dog. Since 2006 she has been a graduate of the European College and a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She combined her interest in pain therapy and complementary medicine completing courses in animal acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with the International Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Between 2007 and 2010 she worked as a Senior Clinical Anaesthetist at the University of Liverpool (UK). She established the pain management clinic for small animals and completed further training in Western medical acupuncture.
Isabelle then worked as a locum in a large referral hospital (Willows Referrals, UK), at the Atlantic Veterinary College (Canada) and from 2011-2016 worked for Veterinary Anaesthesia Services, Winterthur, as a specialist consultant in veterinary anaesthesia and pain therapy. In collaboration with the veterinary hospital of the University of Zurich, she established a pain management consultation service for small animals with chronic pain. With further training in osteopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine she deepened her knowledge in complementary therapy. Since the beginning of 2017, she is working part-time at the Department of Anesthesiology of the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Berne and has founded her own company (vet doc iff).
In summary, Isabelle is interested in all aspects of pain therapy and anaesthesia in animals. Of course, a special focus is on complementary medicine and the individualised care of animals in pain. In addition to her daily practical work, she is happy to share her knowledge and enthusiasm and regularly lectures at national and international conferences.
Isabelle herself has a Cairn Terrier, who she tries hard to train in her free time !