I qualified as a veterinarian from Ghent University (Belgium) in 2001, defending a thesis about the welfare of horses at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). Subsequently I obtained a PhD in Ethology at the University of Namur (Belgium) in 2009. This PhD research improved the security, efficiency and welfare among the working dogs and their handlers at the Belgian Defence. This project has been perceived as the groundwork of forthcoming research, identifying significant improvements in the way working dogs should be raised and/or procured, trained and employed - not to mention their welfare and the human animal relationship.
Since 2006, I am a member of Veterinarian Associations in Ethology (VDWE, ESVCE).
Since 2009, I have directed Vet Ethology, a veterinary and behavioural practice.
As an author of several peer-reviewed articles, I conduct ongoing research on Ethology and Human Animal Interactions. My actual research interest treats the influence of olfactory aromatherapy on humans and animals.
I am a frequent lecturer in Belgium and abroad on the topic of Animal Behaviour and human-animal interactions.
Since 2013, I am a European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM-BM).