Sofie Bhatti

Sofie Bhatti DVM, PhD

Ghent University - Belgium

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Small Animal Department

Head of Clinical Neurology


Sofie Bhatti graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Ghent University in 1998. After graduation she received an assistant position at the same Faculty and developed a special interest in neurology and endocrinology. In 2006, she successfully defended her PhD thesis in endocrinology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. In 2007, she became head of the clinical neurology department. Her duties include care for patients with neurological disorders, teaching neurology (to veterinary students, interns, residents), and neurology research, with a special emphasis on canine and feline epilepsy and treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Dr. Bhatti is an active member of the, in 2015 founded, “International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force” creating awareness for this frequent neurological disorder in dogs and cats and producing consensus statements for classification, diagnosis, treatment, outcome, medical imaging, and neuropathology of epileptic patients. Dr. Bhatti is the founder of “Epicentrum”, a center driven by experts with a passion for neurology and epilepsy, supported by science, and strengthened by years of experience (www.epicentrum.ugent.be, facebook: Epicentrum - Epilepsie hond/kat – Ugent). She is the (co-)supervisor of several PhD students and (co-)author of more than 40 publications in international journals. She gave numerous continuing education lectures for veterinary practitioners and was invited as guest lecturer (national and international) on several occasions.