Uppertunity Consultants and Dr. Richard Nap can be contact in these ways:
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can be found on Skype, WhatsApp as well as in LinkedIn and Facebook
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Dr. Richard C. Nap
(Rotterdam NL, 1952) graduated as DVM (dierenarts) in 1979 from the Utrecht University after spending a student internship at Michigan State University
He is a specialist in Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery with a Ph.D from the Utrecht University and is a Diplomate of The European College of Veterinary Surgery (ECVS) and The College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) and a member of the AO-Vet group.
During a period of 4 years in private referral practice and 13 years as associate-professor in orthopedic Medicine and Surgery at the Department of Companion Animal Sciences, at the Utrecht University
in The Netherlands, he
built significant training and experience in orthopedic medicine and surgery.
In 1993, he
was in the first group of veterinarians to take and pass the board exams for the European College of Veterinary Surgery ECVS
, in Cambridge UK
In the same year he
thesis (proefschrift) on the "Effects of protein and mineral nutrition on the skeletal development in dogs" (Utrecht 1993).
From 1994 till May 2005 Dr. Nap has worked with Iams Europe / Procter & Gamble as Associate-Director with responsibilities Academic Affairs, External Relations and clinical studies.
In 2005 he started "Uppertunity Consultants", and in 2006 was launch partner of Vetstart International Ltd. an independent academic affair agency.
was a student marketing program that supported final year students and new graduates in order to make an optimal career start in veterinary practice by providing products and services available from partners and sponsors in the animal health industry and the international veterinary organizations.
shares in VetStart
to project partner Vetstream UK.
non-profit VetCoach project
The project aims to inspire and motivate young veterinary professionals around the world by sharing veterinary career learnings as a gift from one generation to the next.
published over 15,000 books for distribution worldwide.
More information on the VetCoach project
can be found in www.vetcoach.info as well as in www.facebook.com/vetcoachproject . One VetCoach edition is available as an e-book in www.amazon.com .
together with Dr. Philippe Moreau published the book "Essentials of Veterinary Practice Management" in 2010.
Dr. Nap is the editor of the Spanish edition of the Dutch book on communication for veterinarians and their staff by Wessels, Lam & Jansen "La comunicación del veterinario" (2015) [NL: Hoe laat ik mijn klanten kwispelen?].
is author and co-author of over 25 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, as well as numerous publications, and congress abstracts.
has presented at scientific meetings around the world (Europe, South Africa, USA, Canada, Asia, Japan, Mexico and South America) at international veterinary congresses, seminars, and symposia, as well as during university lectures, and dog breeder symposia.
favorite topics are 1.
Practice Management, Veterinary Communication, Marketing and Sales in the veterinary practice and 2.
The relationship between nutrition and skeletal development of bones and joints in the growing dog, as well as the management of overweight.
Dr. Nap was the chairman of the FCI scientific committee international advisory expert group on Hip Dysplasia.
is married to Dr. Betina Rama.
Uppertunity Consultants / Dr. Nap has worked in various programs and projects with Merial (Sanofi) in Europe, Canada, Caribe, Australia and Japan, with Hills Pet Nutrition in Europe and with the Mark Morris Institute in the USA, Canada and Mexico, with Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis) Europe, with Procter & Gamble Pet Care / Iams & Eukanuba in Europe, USA, Japan, Mexico and South America.
Information about these programs can be obtained by contacting Dr. Nap
directly via This email address is being protected from spambots.
is an administrative entity developed by Dr. Richard C. Nap
He is doctor in veterinary medicine (dierenarts / DVM) and Ph.D (proefschrift) from the Utrecht University (NL), a European board certified specialist in veterinary surgery (Dipl. ECVS) and nutrition (Dipl. ECVCN).
is specialized in External Relations, PR and marketing support to the international animal health industry building on significant experience as a senior staff member of the academic veterinary community (Associate-Professor at Utrecht University) and senior management positions within the animal health industry (Associate-Director at The Iams Company
and Procter & Gamble
, Division Health Care).