Dr Stéphane Montavon (DVM) is Chief Veterinarian of the Swiss Army with the rank of Colonel of the Medical Forces. He is employed by the Department of Defense, Protection of Population and Sports as a civil member of staff with a contract based in civil law. This status allows him to take on external third party projects, consultancy and roles in organizations that are all declared to and approved by his hierarchy. All these projects are taken on a voluntary basis, with the exception of the HAFL – Equine Science Program which is subject to an annual authorization. The huge Contact Network generated by these external projects and consultancy represent the “added value” of Dr Stéphane Montavon and help him exercise his function as Chief Veterinarian of the Swiss Army.