Joris Robben qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Utrecht University in 1988. After his graduation, he performed a Supplementary Doctoral Examination at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. After a short period in private practice, he completed his residency in Companion Animal Internal Medicine in 1994 at the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals of the Utrecht University. Since 1994, he has been head of the ICU for Companions Animals at Utrecht. He finished his PhD, entitled “Insulinoma in dogs: diagnostic aspects and functional characteristics”, in April 2004. In 2008 Joris joined for one year the staff of the Small Animal ICU at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.
Joris Robben has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals since 1997. From 2008 till 2011 he has been President of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Since 2014 Joris is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. In 2018 he became President of this College.
Currently, Joris is Associate Professor in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine at Utrecht. His special interest is the impact of ICU design and organisation on patient care and outcome.