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Dr Silke Salavati

Silke Salavati
  • Location: Midlothian
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical practice

Field of work

Veterinary schools

Areas of special interest

  • Gastroenterology
  • Microbiome
  • Immunology

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Innovation in professional practice
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Member of the European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology
  • Member of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society
  • Director of the ECVIM-CA (Int Med) programme at University of Edinburgh
  • Member of Easter Bush Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee University of Edinburgh
  • Member of the German Association of Veterinary Medicine – Small Animals and the associated working group “gastroenterology”
  • Member of the Veterinary Ethical Review Committee (VERC) of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at University of Edinburgh


  • Research award by the German Veterinary Society (DVG) for exceptional clinical research, Berlin, 2015 (5000 Euros)
  • Best abstract for ESCG at the ECVIM congress in Liverpool, 2013
  • Second place for best abstract for ESCG at the ECVIM congress in Maastricht, 2012
  • Travel grant, Comparative Gastroenterology Society (2011)
  • Gold sponsorship from PrimerDesign Ltd. UK for a project determining the best qPCR reference genes for canine intestinal tissue (2009)
  • Best "reprint article“ in EJCAP, 2008 & 2009 (awarded by FECAVA)
  • Work sponsored by the Society for cynological research


Dr. Salavati is Small Animal Internal Medicine specialist working at a university teaching hospital, involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and passionate about advancing small animal gastroenterology, particularly novel diagnostics and
treatments of chronic inflammatory enteropathies.

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