Wolfgang Dohne


Following his studies at Hanover Vet School in Germany and Oslo Vet School in Norway, Wolfgang moved to the UK where following working six years as an assistant, he in 1999 founded and then led the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic which he sold to a corporate veterinary group in 2018.

He then established Blue Cat Holdings Ltd. providing international advisory and locum services in the UK, the DACH region and in the Nordic countries. In addition to this Wolfgang is involved in Telemedicine services in Germany and in Australia and New Zealand.

Starting in 2009 Wolfgang represented the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) within the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and was elected as a Board member of FECAVA in 2011. From 2017-2019 he held the position of FECAVA President and he is currently the organisation’s Senior Vice President.

As the Chairman of FECAVA’s EuroCongress Committee he has been an active member of the organising committees of a number of European and World Small Animal Veterinary Congresses, including this year’s FECAVA EuroCongress in Prague, Czechia.

Wolfgang has initiated a number of international scholarships programmes and in 2021 in cooperation with former WSAVA Presidents Walt Ingwersen and Shane Ryan, he launched the joint FECAVA/WSAVA Global Principals of Veterinary Collegiality which as text or as infographics have so far been translated into 24 different languages.

Wolfgang lives in London and Munich and – if not working – enjoys traveling, hiking, endurance sports, ball room dancing, antique books on polar exploration and Nordic Noir fiction.