Associate Professor Ingrid Ljungvall, DVM, PhD, DECVIM (Cardiology), underwent her basic veterinary training at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. She is currently working at the Department of Clinical Sciences at the same University. Ingrid Ljungvall’s main area of research concerns acquired heart disease in dogs and cats. She is interested in optimizing diagnostic methods of heart disease, identifying genetic risk factors for heart disease as well as of prognostication and therapeutic management of patients affected by heart disease. She is an author of a comparably large number of original papers in international peer-viewed journals, congress abstracts and textbook chapters.