Esmee Smiet, DVM, DipECEIM, MScBA, is a board-certified European Equine Internal Medicine Specialist, originally from Utrecht University. Her focus of interest includes recurrent colic, respiratory problems, endocrine issues and infectious diseases in the horse. She has worked both nationally and internationally in private equine practices as well as at University. Aside from being a consultant in Equine Internal Medicine she also holds the positions Chair of the equine section ánd general board member of the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association. She joined partly the Boehringer Ingelheim Equine technical team two years ago.