I graduated as a Veterinarian at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in January 2017. Growing up on a sheep farm in rural Denmark made ovine medicine, and working with these incredible animals, a natural interest, and I have developed my knowledge and experience with small ruminants, and large, through the years. Working with sheep requires in many situations the handling of the individual animal, which I enjoy; seeing the single ewe, gimmer, tup or ram being special for the dynamics of the flock and an important key figure for the farmer. My incentive is an intellectual curiosity in optimizing animal health and welfare which will have a positive effect on the people who stand behind the production. A healthy well-balanced animal can produce a better product for the farmer and the consumer. My PhD will focus on improving the survival of lambs from larger litters, in collaboration with SRUC, AgResearch and University of Edinburgh.