Silke qualified from Leipzig University, Germany, in 2002. She completed an internship at the Small Animal Hospital of the University of Berlin, during which she also finished her doctoral thesis. In 2006 she became a resident of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, first in a private referral hospital in the UK and then at the University of Cambridge. She passed her RCVS certificate for Small Animal Surgery in 2010 and the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2012. After working at referral hospitals in the UK, Silke moved back to Germany at the end of 2012, working as a Soft Tissue Surgeon at the small animal hospital in Berlin. Silke joined Eastcott Referrals in 2018 as a Soft Tissue Specialist. She is interested in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly in wound management and reconstruction and oncological surgeries. Silke has been regularly lecturing in Germany and Switzerland on surgical topics.