Herman Egberink studied veterinary medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands where he graduated in 1983.
In the same year he joined the Department of Virology, at this same faculty. The first period as research assistant and lecturer, from 1990 onwards as assistant professor and from 1997 as associate professor.
His research activities focus on companion animal viruses. In 1991 he finished his PhD entitled: "FIV infection: an animal model for AIDS". His current research interest is in the field of pathogenesis, diagnostics, vaccine development and antiviral therapy especially for feline and canine coronaviruses.
He is a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association registered specialist in Veterinary Microbiology (Virology) and member of the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD).