Speakers

VetPD

Vince Gerber

Dr.Med.Vet., PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ECEIM, FVH


 Switzerland   

European & American Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)


Vince Gerber studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He earned a doctor’s degree in 1995 and obtained the title of Equine Specialist (Equine Practice Boards of the Swiss Veterinary Association) in 1998 after working at the Swiss National Stud in Avenches and the Equine Clinic of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. Following this, he did research work and further training at Michigan State University (USA), first as a recipient of a scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation, followed by a residency. Vince earned his PhD title in the USA and passed the American Boards in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2003. After his return to the University of Bern, he earned his habilitation in 2005 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. In 2011, he was appointed Professor and Head of the Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME). He has held several positions in national and international associations, such as past-President of the World equine Veterinary Association and his research interests include equine asthma and other hypersensitivities; dermatological conditions (pastern dermatitis, sarcoid), endocrinologic disorders, stress in sport horses and hereditary diseases.