Ingrid Hang DVM, Ph.D. graduated her veterinary medicine studies at Estonian University of Life Sciences in 2006. During her studies she had an opportunity to be as an Erasmus student one year in Portugal at the University of Vasco da Gama. In addition, she gathered valuable knowledge in England (The Royal Veterinary College), Norway and Sweden. After graduation she worked for a while in Estonia as a small animal veterinarian.
During the years 2007-2015 Ingrid Hang was occupied with achieving a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki. Year 2015 she defended her thesis about effects of diet on the intestinal microbiota, bacteria-derived metabolites and digestive enzymes in dogs, supervised by Professor Thomas Spillmann and Willem M de Vos, in co-operation with Prof. Jörg Steiner and Dr. Jan Suchodolski at the Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.
Since 2015 she has been a lecturer of Small Animal Gastroenterology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Ingrid Hang is also active in veterinary private practice, currently working at Tiina Toometi clinic,Tallinn, Estonia and also at the Small Animal Clinic of Estonian University of Life Sciences. She has a clinical interest in small animal gastroenterology, diagnostic imaging and clinical nutrition.
Ingrid Hang has devoted her time to veterinary medicine outside the clinical work, too. She is a president of the Estonian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ESAVA) since 2018 and a board member since 2015. Ingrid is also the representative of ESAVA in FECAVA and WSAVA and a member of European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology.
She was a manager of the organization team for FECAVA EuroCongress 2018 which was held in Tallinn.
Ingrid is active in the following FECAVA Working Groups and Committees:
- Working group Veterinary mental health and well-being,
- Working group on Animal Health and Welfare,
- Policy Committee,
- EuroCongress Committee,
- Marketing Committee