Jens Häggström was born and brought up in Uppsala, Sweden, where he also completed his basic veterinary training 1990. He earned his Doctorate degree in 1996 with a thesis concerning myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs. He became an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, in Uppsala the year 2000, 2003 Promoted Professor, 2012 Professor (Chair) in the same subject, and in 2014 Section Head for Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Jens Häggström is author and co-author of a large number of original papers in Internationally distributed peer-viewed Journals, Congress abstracts and Textbook chapters, including the 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2016 Editions of Ettinger and Feldman’s “Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine”. Jens Häggström is Lead Investigator of the SVEP, QUEST and the EPIC trials, all investigating the effect of different drugs in myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs. In addition to therapy of heart failure, his main interests in research concerns acquired heart disease in dogs and cats (MMVD, DCM and Cardiomyopathy in cats), pathophysiology, and genetic risk factors for heart disease in dogs and cats. Jens Häggström is a Diplomate of ECVIM since 1998 and past President of ESVC. He enjoys running, racquet sports, golf and skiing in his spare time.