Dr. Orsel completed her DVM at the Utrecht University in 1996 and she started to work as a veterinarian in several veterinary practices in The Netherlands. In February 1997 she started her job at the ambulatory clinic of the Department of Farm Animal Health in Utrecht. After being actively involved in an epidemiologic study during the epidemic of foot and mouth disease in 2001, she started her PhD on this topic from February 2002-February 2007. She obtained MSc degree in veterinary epidemiology and economics in 2004. She joined the Faculty in February 2008 as assistant professor in Epidemiology, with a main focus on Infectious Diseases of Cattle and Wildlife.