September 2015 – Doctoral student at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Switzerland; Dissertation topic: "Behaviour modification in captive donkeys (Equus asinus), cattle (Bos primigenius taurus/ indicus) and porcupines (Hystricidae) resulting from visitor feeding spots at zoos"


2006 - 2015 Studies of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria;

Practical trainings: Zoo Hellabrunn Munich, Germany (11 weeks),  Zoo Görlitz, Germany (5 weeks), Small animal surgery and Wattenmeer nationalpark wildlife sanctuary, East Frisia, Germany (4 weeks)


2013 - 2014 Specialisation: Conservation Medicine and Small Animal Medicine


2012 - 2014 Diploma Thesis, Research Institute for Wildlife Ecology of Veterinary University Vienna, Austria; topic: "Rank, aggression and friendship in young wild boars (Sus scrofa)"


2008 - 2010 Apprenticeship as animal trainer, Vienna, Austria


1997 - 2006 Gymnasium Seligenthal Landshut, Germany