1979-1984 Study of veterinary medicine at the School of Veterinary
Medicine of the University of Bern, Switzerland
1984 diploma (med.vet.) of the Swiss Confederation
1987 Promotion as Dr. med. vet. (Thesis on respiratory problems in
1985 - 1987 Research associate at the Veterinary Faculty of the
University of Bern, Department for food animals and horses.
1987 - 1990 Editor and reporter at the Swiss Rafio station DRS
1991 - 1992 Practicioner, partner in a rural veterinary practice
1993 - 1999 Deputy head of the Cantonal Veterinary Service Bern.
1999 - 2003 Member of the Directory Board of the Swiss Federal Veterinary
Office and head of the communication unit (from 2002 on ad interim
as well head of unit "permits and inspections")
since 2003 Director
of the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office; Chief Veterinary Officer