Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Helle is a resident in Wildlife Population Health. Her residency is run in conjunction with the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.


2015-date: Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Wildlife Population Health at RVC and ZSL.

2015: Civil Veterinarian and Team Leader for World Vets on Continuing Promise 2015 (Colombia and Dominica).

2014-2015: Small animal rotating internship at the 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

2013: Veterinarian and Disaster Response Team Leader for World Vets in the Philippines.

2012: Civil Veterinarian and Team Leader for World Vets on Pacific Partnership 2012 (Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia).

2011: Civil Veterinarian and Team Leader for World Vets on Continuing Promise 2011 (Jamaica, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Haiti).

2010-2011: Assistant Veterinarian at Copenhagen Zoo.

2010: Veterinarian at the animal shelter “Dyreværnet”.



2013: Completed the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program and the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

2010: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science (MSc) in Veterinary Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences.

Rutland BE, Byl KM, Hydeskov HB, Miniter B, Johnson CA (2017). Systemic manifestations of Cuterebra infection in dogs and cats: 42 cases (2000-2014). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 251(12): 1432-1438. DOI: 10.2460/javma.251.12.1432.

Stagegaard J, Hørlyck A, Hydeskov HB, Bertelsen MF (2017). Ketamine-medetomidine and ketamine-medetomidine-midazolam anesthesia in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) - Comparison of blood pressure and kidney blood flow. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(2): 363-370. DOI: 10.1638/2016-0128R.1.

Hydeskov H, Jayson S (2016). Concentrating on zoo and wildlife species. Veterinary Record 179(9): i-ii. DOI: 10.1136/vr.i4698.

Hydeskov HB, Guardabassi L, Aalbæk B, Olsen KEP, Nielsen SS, Bertelsen MF (2013). Salmonellaprevalence among reptiles in a zoo education setting. Zoonoses and Public Health 60(4): 291-295. DOI: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2012.01521.x.

Scientific Writing Experience at the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians 2010 Student Summer School [Participants: Eichelmann MA, Fischer D, Heilmann M, Hydeskov HB, Kunze M, Landaverde L, Leinweber I, Nielsen AMW, Pintus E, Reiners J, Risch T, Schroeder K, Schumann H, Soloperto S, Stötter M, Thielking M, Uccheddu S, Völkert H, Wehrmeister E. Instructor: Clauss M] (2012). Serum iron metabolites in an opportunistic sample of different captive primate species. International Zoo Yearbook 46(1): 195-200. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.2012.00172.x.

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