He obtained his DVM from the faculty of veterinary medicine at Ghent University in 1987. Since 1999, Ph. Vyt has worked in different diagnostic laboratories, with emphasis on diagnostics and second line veterinary medicine in porcine health management. He obtained a PhD at the faculty of veterinary medicine at Ghent University in 2007 for research on semen quality and storage in relation to reproductive performance. Since 2012, he runs his own diagnostic laboratory Dialab, which is specialized in pig pathology and diagnostics and pig health service to swine veterinary practices.