Jan Declercq graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in 1976. He is a founding member and President of Flanders Veterinary Dermatology Study Group since 1992. In 1995, he received the Certificate of Veterinary Dermatology at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. From 1999-2017, he was Professor of the Dermatology Service at Ghent University where he was involved in theoretical and practical education. In addition he developed a small animal practice in Marke-Kortrijk where he deals with the dermatologic cases and referrals. Jan Declercq is author and co-author of several international publications.