Mette Lybeck Rueløkke

 Mette Lybek Ruelokke




 1987: Graduated from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2002: Approval of clinical degree in small animal diseases under the Danish Veterinary Association

2007: Reapproval of clinical degree in small animal diseases as above



1987 – 2000:  Working at a small animal veterinary practice in Copenhagen

From 2000: Employed at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, in 2007 fusioned with University of Copenhagen, new name: Faculty of Life Sciences.


Present job description:

 Working for the Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, running the Exotic Pet Service, teaching veterinary students in diseases of exotic pets and other clinical disciplines.


Selected activities:

 1993: Lecturing in diseases of guinea pigs at University of Utrecht, Nederlands

2002: Clinical research abstract: “Labial Crustous Dermatitis in Guinea Pigs” presented at the BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, England.

2003: Leader of round table discussions about guinea pigs at International Conference on Exotics, Florida, USA

2005: 2 weeks stay at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, Veterinary University, Brno, Czech Republic

2006: Presenting 2 posters at WSAVA congress, Prague, Czech Republic (see publications below)

2007: Running a 1 weeks course in exotic animal diseases for veterinary students at the Norwegian Veterinary University, Oslo, Norway.

2008: Participating in ESAVS course in Advanced Exotic Pets, Veterinary University, Brno, Czech Republic.



Danish Veterinary Association

Danish Small Companion Animal Veterinary Association

Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations

Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians



1)      Arnbjerg J, Rueloekke ML, Aalbaek B: Infectious salpingitis and coelomitis in a spiny tailed monitor lizard. Exotic DVM 2002; 5.2, 10-16

2)      Ruelokke ML, Kristensen AT: Labial crustous dermatitis in pet guinea pigs. Journ Sm Anim Pract 2003; 44, xiv

3)      Ruelokke ML, Arnbjerg J: Retrobulbar Abscess Secondary to Molar Overgrowth in a Guinea Pig. Exotic DVM 2003; 5.2, 10-16

4)      Nielsen TD, Holt S, Ruelokke ML, McEvoy, FJ: Ovarian Cysts in guinea pigs: influence of age and reproductive status on prevalence and size. Journ Sm Anim Pract 2003; 44, 257-260

5)      Elward M, Ruelokke M: Guinea Piglopaedia, Ringpress, Gloucester, England. 2003

6)      Ruelokke ML, McEvoy FJ, Nielsen TD, Holt S: Cystic Ovaries in Guinea Pigs. Exotic DVM 2003; 5.5, 33-36

7)      Ruelokke ML, Arnbjerg J, Martensen MR: Assessing Gastrointestinal Motility in Guinea Pigs Using Contrast Radiography. Exotic DVM 2004; 6.1, 31-36

8)      Ruelokke ML, Arnbjerg J: Management of Ileus in Guinea Pigs. Exotic DVM 2004; 6.5, 23.

9)      Ruelokke ML, Koch J, Jensen AL. Poster: Diagnostic tools in renal dysfunction in guinea pigs. World Small Animal Veterinary Assocoation congress 2006, Prague

10)  Arnbjerg J, Ruelokke ML, Iburg T. Poster: Concretions in exotics – clinical and radiological evaluation. World Small Animal Veterinary Association congress 2006, Prague