Nausikaa Devriendt graduated at the veterinary faculty of Ghent University, Belgium in 2010. After graduation she fulfilled a rotating internship in small animal medicine as well at Ghent University. During a year she worked at a referral practice in the UK, after which she worked as a small animal surgical assistant at the University of Paris. She successfully fulfilled a second master degree in 'Surgical Sciences' at the University of Paris-Est, where she did research about the use of mesenchymal stem cells and BMP-2 for critical bone size defects. She started a surgical residency at Ghent University in 2014, and became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2019. Currently she sorks as a surgical assistant at Ghent University and she combined clinical work with a PhD about extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in dogs.