Bart Sjollema graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 1980.
After completing an internship and residency in soft tissue surgery he was a University staff member of the Departement of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University for an additional 4,5 years. He is recognised as a Diplomate Small Animal Surgery of the KNMvD. (Royal Dutch Veterinay Association). In 1989 he was one of the founders of the first Amsterdam Referral Practice for Small Animals. Since 2011 he is working at the Medisch Centrum voor Dieren in Amsterdam, one of the largest private referral centres in the Netherlands. His work covers most of the current soft tissue procedures with a special focus of interest for perineal surgery.