Clinic of Surgery


Since its establishment in September 1997 the Clinic of Surgery has become a successful and well working clinical Department. Although it has a small number of elected or temporary staff, its members are all skilled, well-known and greatly respected clinicians, and hold a PhD degree, while one of them is a Founding Diplomate (de facto) of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) and a EVS in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, and another is a resident of the ECVAA.

To promote research the Clinic runs a breeding colony of laboratory Beagle dogs and DSH cats since 2003. Both laboratory and clinical research is primarily oriented to anaesthesia and its impact on animals (especially gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia in dogs and cats), and to surgery, and to a lesser extent to diagnostic imaging.

Part of the research projects were or are performed in collaboration with colleagues of (a) the Clinic of Obstetrics and Reproduction, the Laboratory of Aquaculture, and the Laboratory of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, (b) the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Faculties of Dentistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Athens, and (c) the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Gent, Belgium.

The Clinic of Surgery aims to: 1) introduce the undergraduate students to animal anaesthesiology, intensive care, ophthalmology, surgery, and diagnostic imaging, and make them efficient clinicians in these subjects, 2) provide exemplary training to postgraduate clinical trainees, 3) spread current scientific knowledge to qualified clinicians, 4) provide first-class clinical services, carry out scientific research and present scientific data readily applicable to everyday practice from clinicians, researchers and teaching staff, and 5) produce a number of scientists and researchers who would be able to staff this or any other relative Department in Greece or abroad.

To achieve these aims the staff of the Clinic is engaged in: 1) undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (theoretical lectures and practical and clinical classes), 2) laborious clinical work, 3) scientific research in clinical cases or in the laboratory Beagle dogs and DSH cats of the Clinic's breeding colony, 4) research collaboration with other Departments and Faculties in Greece or abroad, 5) publication in peer reviewed journals, 6) presentation in national and international scientific meetings, and 7) supervision of PhD students or participation in their advisory committees.


To view the Curriculum Vitae or Personal Webpage of each member of the Clinic, click on the corresponding link.

Clinic Director

Απόστολος Δ. Γαλάτος

Apostolos D. Galatos



Βασιλική Τσιώλη

Vassiliki Tsioli

Associate Professor

Κατερίνα Σιδέρη

Katerina Sideri

Assistant professor

Ευγενία Φλουράκη

Eugenia Flouraki

Assistant professor

Παναγιώτα Τυρνενοπούλου

Panagiota Tyrnenopoulou

Assistant professor

Μαριάνα Μπαρμπαγιάννη

Mariana Barbagianni

Assistant professor

Στέφανος Γεωργίου

Stefanos Georgiou

Teaching Staff

Χρυσούλα Μαργέτη

Crisoula Margeti

PhD Student

Θεοδώρα Ζαχαροπούλου

Theodora Zacharopoulou

PhD Student

Έλενα Παππά

Elena Pappa

PhD Student

Κωνσταντίνα Χριστοδούλου

Konstantina Christodoulou

Secreteriat Staff

Φρειδερίκη Ριζάβα

Frederica Rizava

Animal Technician

Κωνσταντίνα Καραγιάννη

Konstantina Karagianni

Postgraduate Trainee

Ανάργυρος Καρατράντος

Anargyros Karatrantos

Postgraduate Trainee

Κυριακή Παπαστολοπούλου

Kyriaki Papastolopoulou

Postgraduate Trainee