Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Ghent University

Ann obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Ghent University in 1993 and worked since then as an assistant at the department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology of the Ghent University, to qualify as an equine and bovine surgeon. Her PhD degree was obtained in 2000 with a thesis on the diagnosis and treatment of equine sarcoids. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002 and has occupied several functions within ECVS (program and examination committee, board of regents, president and chair of the board, presently ECVS treasurer)

Ann’s present research interests are equine sarcoids, equine wound management and minimal invasive surgical techniques (arthroscopy and laparoscopy). She is author or co-author of more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been the promotor of several PhD theses.

At University level she has been a member of the faculty council since 1996. From 2014 till 2022 she has represented the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Board of Governors of Ghent University. She has been head of Department from 2018 till 2022 and since October 2022 she is the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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