T.J.P. (Tijn) Spoormakers

T.J.P. (Tijn) Spoormakers

DVM, Dipl. ECVS, Spec. KNMvD (equine surgery), cert. ISELP, PhD-c

Tijn qualified in 1998 from Utrecht University and started a residency in large animal surgery at the same University. He became an EBVS European Specialist in Equine Surgery in 2003 and worked for more than 10 years in 2 large equine referral hospitals in the Netherlands. He trained and passed the exam for the International Society Equine Locomotor Pathology examination in 2013.

In 2015, he went back to where it all started, the faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, where he combines clinical work in equine orthopaedics and surgery, with research, teaching students and residents.

In 2017 he started a PhD track, which focuses on the Equine Back. The goal is to gain more objectivity in this difficult area of equine locomotor physiology and pathology, which hopefully will result in more knowledge for an indispensable evidence-based approach. At this moment he works on a promising combination of kinematics with sEMG in the examination of the equine back.