Florent DAVID is a specialist in Equine Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Medical Imaging and plays a leading role in the development of our brand new equine clinic in Namur.
After studying veterinary medicine in Lyon, France, Florent went to train in equine surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal - Saint- Hyacinthe, Canada. He then became a graduate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgery (Dipl. ACVS & ECVS) in 2007.
In order to broaden his therapeutic arsenal and to better understand lameness/sports medicine cases, Florent undertook additional training to become an associate member of the European College of Veterinary Medical Imaging (ECVDI Assoc.) in 2011 and a graduate of the American (2012) and European (2020) Colleges of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Dipl. ACVSMR & ECVSMR).
Since 2001, Florent has worked in several university hospitals (France, Canada, Ireland) and private hospitals (USA, Norway and Qatar), gaining extensive experience in surgery, sports medicine and medical imaging with different breeds of horses.
His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques (arthroscopy and tenoscopy, laparoscopy), orthopedic surgery, ultrasound assisted surgery, ultrasound guided injections, emergency surgery, lameness and rehabilitation of equine athletes and regenerative medicine.
His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, tendon and ligament healing, joint treatments, regenerative medicine including the use of artificial tissue matrices and interventional ultrasound.
Florent has a strong international reputation with more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles published in international scientific journals describing new cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and has given more than 250 lectures worldwide to share his clinical skills or research with the veterinary community.
We are very proud to have Florent David on our team. He is an exceptionally talented and experienced equine surgeon. His experience, his know-how and his dynamism will strengthen our team. Together with his team, he will work hard in the coming months and years to provide excellent service to all horse owners in his brand new equine hospital in Namur.