Dr. Anjop Venker-van Haagen graduated from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1967 and in the following year she became a staff member in the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals.
She remained until February 2004, as Associate Professor, Ear Nose and Throat Diseases. Her main interest has always been ENT diseases, but she has also been interested in surgery and orthopedics.
In 1980 she completed her PhD thesis on Hereditary Laryngeal Paralysis in the Bouvier. Following this, the neural regulation of the swallowing action in dogs became her main subject for research.
In 1993 she became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is a founder of the International Veterinary Ear Nose and Throat Association, one of the first specialist groups affiliated with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. She is the author of the textbook “Ear, Nose, Throat, and Tracheobronchial Diseases in dogs and cats”. Since 2004 she is actively involved in the production of Veterinary Sciences Tomorrow, and is now Associate Editor of the journal.