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Adrien Aertsens Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Companion Animals


Dr. Adrien Aertsens joined the small animal surgery section at the WCVM in March 2018.  Dr. Aertsens is a native of France.  After completing his residency, he worked as a small animal surgeon at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England.  He has also provided locum surgeon services to several large referral centers in the UK. 

Dr. Aertsens is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery; soft tissue, orthopedics and neurosurgery.

Research Areas

  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures, with a particular emphases on laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Development of a new implant to treat Porto-Systemic Shunts
  • Brachycephalic Airway Obstructive Syndrome

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, University of Liege, Belgium, 2006
  • Rotating Internship and Surgical Internship
  • Surgical Residency, Centre Hospitalier Veterinaire Fregis, Arcueil, France
  • Diplomate, ECVS, 2018


Aertsens, A, Rinson Alvarez, J, Poncet, CM, Beaufrere, H, Ragetly, GR 2016. Transgastric Technique to Remove Oesophageal Foreign Body in Dogs, Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57:354-359.

Aertsens, A, Rincon Alvarez, J, Poncet, CM, Beaufrere, H, Ragetly, GR 2015. Comparison of the Anatomy of the Proximal Tibia Between Small and Large Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease, Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 28:3e85-39