François-René Bertin graduated with a DVM from the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France). After completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France), François-René trained in Equine Internal Medicine at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). During his residency, François-René developed an expertise in equine endocrinology and authored several research articles on insulin dysregulation in horses. He then completed a PhD in physiology at McGill University (Canada), investigating the links between inflammation and coagulation. After his PhD, François-René worked as an Equine Internal Medicine specialist at the Equine Hospital of The University of Montreal (Canada) before joining The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine.