Prof. Merav Shamir

School Contact Information

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Address: Herzl 229, P.O. Box 12,
Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-(0)8-9489021/31;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9467940


Special interest

Veterinary neurology neurosurgery, wild animal neurology.

Please Visit Our Lab Site

Veterinary Neurobiology Lab

Please Visit Our Research Site:

Clavarial Hyperostosis in Lions (Panthera leo) Research Group

to learn more about neurological diseases in lions, in particular, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Clavarial hyperostosis.
Vitamin A deficiency is believed to be the underlying cause, but genetic and other environmental factors may predispose some to develop abnormal bone growth.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Diplomat of the European College of veterinary neurology, Specialist in small animal surgery - Israeli college of veterinary surgeons.


Veterinary neuro-anatomy, neurobiology, neurological examination and clinical neurology and neurosurgery.


Pathophysiology of neurological diseases. Pathophysiology of seizures in the dog. Clavarial Hyperosteosis in lions


Head of curriculum committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.

International Interests

Member of the education committee, the European college of veterinary neurology.

Membership in Scientific Organizations

- European society of veterinary neurology.