Doctor, Free University, Berlin, 1964. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Free University, Berlin, 1966.
Assistant surgeon, veterinary surgeon, Westphalia, Germany, 1963-1967; science employee, BgVV, Berlin, since 1968; veterinary specialist in microbiology, Chamber Veterinary Surgeons, Berlin, 1973; fellow department microbiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1982; lecturer faculty veterinary medicine, U. São Paulo, Brazil, 1988. Guest lecturer various organizations and conferences.
Member German Veterinary Association, Berlin Microbiol. Association, European Union Concerted Action on Lyme Borreliosis.
Married Jutta Brigitte Ursula Sommer, August 25, 1967. Children: Beate, Carola.