Gert (Gerhard) W. Niebauer, graduated in vet.med 1973 Univ. Vienna, Austria; full time appointment in surgery at the same University until 1982 (tenure). From 1982 until 1993 full time position at the Uni. of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) as assistant prof (1985) and Assoc. prof. 1993 in small animal soft tissue surgery. Full prof and head of surgery 2000 – 2006 Med.Vet.Univ, Vienna, Austria, 2006-2009 prof and head of surgery Vet. School Nantes, France and at Maisons-Alfort, Paris 2009-2013; emeritus prof since 2014. Academic titles: Dr.med.vet., DVM, MSc., PhD, Prof. em., Prof.h.c. , Diplomate ECVS.