ANIVADO team/ Meet us

David van Doorn

Andrea D. Ellis

Lydia Trouborst - van Doorn


                Director ANIVADO


Lecturer ANIVADO

Content Manager & Developer ANIVADO

David van Doorn PhD is director and founder of EQUIVADO and ANIVADO.  ANIVADO represents the online education platform and online education activities that David performs in cooperation with other experts. The website and name "EQUIVADO" represents David's equine nutrition consultant activities.

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Dr Andrea Ellis is a renowned equine scientist, who has had horses in her blood from an early age both as an artist and scientist. She freely admits that she occasionally missed her first two school lessons and secretly went to see the training sessions at the Spanish Horse Riding School near her home in Vienna.

Andrea's early research focused on food intake behaviour and nutrient digestion in horses and sheep, and set her on a path of becoming a specialist in equine nutrition and behaviour. After working as a Scientific Researcher at the Research Institute for Applied Husbandry, Wageningen University Research, The Netherlands, for four years, she joined Nottingham Trent University as Senior Lecturer, where she led the design of the MSc in Equine Health and Welfare, and was Programme Leader of this course. 

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Lydia studied Animal Care & Management at the Groenhorst College, Barneveld, the Netherlands from 1997-1998. During her education she worked part-time as animal care keeper in a boarding kennel. After that she worked as an Animal Carer in Rotterdam "Blijdorp" Zoo. 

From 1999-2014 Lydia has been working in the human resource & management at the local government of Rotterdam. In 2014 she shifted her career to go back to her roots and started as a Content Manager & Developer of the ANIVADO platform. 

Astrid klein Breteler


Junior Consultant Equine Nutrition & 

Content Development Manager ANIVADO           



Astrid klein Breteler MSc studied Animal Husandry at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Delft, the Netherlands from 2010-2014. An internship at an equine veterinary clinic led to the start of her professional career in the equine industry. During the last year of her bachelor, Astrid worked on a thesis on equine nutrition. The thesis was a great motivation to continue specializing in Animal Nutrition at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands. After her MSc graduation in 2016, Astrid started working as an equine nutrition consultant at an equine veterinary clinic. In 2017 Astrid started working part-time as a teacher in Animal Care. In 2018, she also joined the ANIVADO team as a Junior Consultant Equine Nutrition & Content Development Manager.  



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