I was born in Fürth, Germany, where I lived with my family until I was eight years old. After moving to Slovenia I completed there the primary and high school. I also accomplished my veterinary degree in Slovenia at theVeterinary Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.
My first touch with clinical pathology on a specialist-level I expirirenced during a two-week working visit to the UK at Dick White Referrals in January 2010. From there I was recommended for a residency at the European College for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP), which I successfully completed at Labor InVitro Vienna (now Idexx) from 2011 to 2015.
I passed the board examination at the ECVCP in 2017 and so became a European recognized specialist in veterinary clinical pathology, so called Diplomate ECVCP.
At InVitro/Idexx in Vienna, I worked as a senior clinical pathologist and deputy manager until January 2019.
Before my “laboratory time” I worked for 14 years in two small animal clinics, Toplica in Slovenia and at the Veterinary Clinic Hollabrunn in Austria. My work areas were diverse, such as routine patient examinations, anesthesia, diagnostic oncology and oncological care of patients including chemotherapy, intensive medicine, etc. But here, too, my preferences were dedicated to cytology and laboratory diagnostics.
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Erika Furman dr.vet.med., Diplomate ECVCP, MRCVS
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology