DVM, PhD, DipECVIM (Cardiology)

Professor Internal Medicine Department of Clinical Studies

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden


Jens Häggstrom is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

His main interests in clinical research concern heart disease in dogs and cats (MMVD, DCM and cardiomyopathy in cats), diagnostic techniques, pathophysiology and therapy of heart failure, and genetic risk factors for heart disease in dogs and cats.

Jens Häggström was born and brought up in Uppsala, Sweden, where he also completed his basic veterinary training in 1990. He achieved his Doctorate degree in 1996 with a thesis concerning MMVD in dogs. In 2000, Jens became an Associate Professor in Uppsala and in 2003 became full Professor in Internal Medicine. He earned his status as Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1998 and served in different Committees in the period 1999-2006 and as Chairman of the Cardiology subspeciality during 2003-2006. Since 2009 he is a co-lecturer of the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies for the Cardiology program.

Professor Häggström is also author and co-author of a large number original papers in internationally distributed peer-viewed journals, congress abstracts and textbook chapters.

He resides in Uppsala with his family, wife and 2 sons, and enjoys running, racket sports, golf and skiing during his spare time.