Lluís Ferrer obtained his DVM and a PhD degree at the University of Zaragoza - Spain and a Master in Animal Pathology at the Veterinary School of Hannover (Germany). In 1994 was Board-Certified Dermatologist by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Since 1985 has been lecturing Pathology and Dermatology at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Between 2012 and 2017 was Professor of Dermatology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, at North Grafton, MA. Currently he is Professor of Dermatology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Adjunct professor at Tufts University. He is also Co-Editor of the Journal Veterinary Dermatology. Among other topics, his investigations have been focused on cutaneous infections (canine leishmaniosis, demodicosis, staphylococcal pyoderma), canine atopic dermatitis, canine perianal furunculosis and on the genetic background of skin diseases.