Bart Pardon graduated in 2007 as a veterinarian at Ghent University with highest honors. He received the price for the best master thesis and was awarded the price of the faculty of veterinary medicine for his graduation results. He immediately joined the department of Large Animal Internal Medicine (Ghent University), where he enjoined a general internist training and further focused on ruminant health. In 2012 he defended his Ph.D thesis on drug use, morbidity and mortality in veal calves with emphasis on respiratory disease. He followed postgraduate education in the area of biostatistics, epidemiology and animal experimentation. Since 2013 he is a resident of the European College of Bovine Health Management. He (co)authored 40 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and frequently speaks on (inter)national conferences and symposia (60 presentations). He’s an occasional reviewer for 11 scientific journals. Since 2012 he is the treasurer of the Flemish Buiatrics association. At present he is assistant-professor at the same department, responsible for the ruminant division of the clinic. Since 2013 he is a co-lecturer in ruminant internal medicine and physiology. His current research projects are on enterotoxaemia in calves (IWT grant), rational antimicrobial use and respiratory disease diagnostics in calves (Flemish government). He has a special interest in calf health, diagnostics and transabdominal ultrasonography.