Maarten Oosterlinck graduated from Ghent University in 2004 and has gained extensive clinical experience in equine orthopaedics and surgery at the faculty of veterinary medicine of Ghent University. Combining clinical work with research, Maarten earned his PhD on the use of pressure plate analysis for the objective evaluation of equine locomotion in 2011. In 2014, he passed the qualifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). In 2018, he also became de facto diplomate and board member of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ECVSMR); he currently serves as president of this college. Maarten has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on a variety of equine orthopaedic and surgical topics, including visual and quantitative evaluation of lameness, hoof biomechanics, diagnostic analgesia, equine canker, etc. and he is a regular speaker and instructor at international courses and congresses. He is actively involved in the supervision of residents and PhD-students, and has been a member of the examination committee of PhD-candidates in multiple countries. Maarten's daily clinical work is focused on equine orthopaedics and surgery, with a particular interest in podiatry and gait analysis.