She continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, focusing on research in the systemic effects of periodontal disease, while working as a veterinarian at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana. She was awarded her PhD in 2009, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Zlatko Pavlica, and completed her 3-year residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California-Davis, USA, under the mentorship of Prof. Frank Verstraete in 2012. Ana passed her Board examination and became a Diplomate of American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 2013 and has also been accepted to the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). Ana Nemec has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2012. In 2018 Ana was a veterinary specialist at Animal Hospital Postojna, Slovenia. In 2019 she returned to the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, and launched also her consultancy company in veterinary dentistry. Ana is also an invited lecturer at the Postgraduate study program in surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology and veterinary dentistry at the Veterinary Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Ana is a Board member of the EVDC, Credential Committee member of the AVDC, VOHC Council Member, WSAVA Dental Standardization Project Committee member, a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society and recipient of several national and international awards in veterinary medicine, an Associate Editor of the journal Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery, a reviewer in several international journals, and author of research and professional papers, with her main interest being in oral biology. She is also a keen speaker and a passionate teacher.