Philippe graduated from the Toulouse Veterinary School in the south-West of France in 1988. He then spent two years in general small animal practice before going to the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a residency in veterinary dentistry from 1990 to 1992. He became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 1993 and a Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College in 1998. He is a co-founder of the French Veterinary Dental Group (GEROS/AFVAC), of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) and of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). He has been president of the GEROS, of the EVDS and of the EVDC. He has been a part-time lecturer and clinical assistant in veterinary dentistry in the veterinary school in Lyon and in Paris until 2004. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters both in English and French. He is the author of two textbooks in French on dentistry, oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery. He is a scientific consultant for private companies. His main research areas have been on dental plaque control and research methodology. His main clinical interests include feline stomatitis, maxillo-facial surgery and endoscopic assisted mini-invasive surgery in ENT. He has set a residency program and has educated the two other French EVDC diplomates. He is currently a partner in a multi-speciality referral hospital in Paris with a practice limited to oro-dental, maxillofacial.