Dr.van Hoeck graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 1997. After working in the surgery department at the Univerisyt of Ghent for a year, Dr. van Hoeck worked with Dr.Tom Marien for several years. In 2003, in collaboration with Dr.Leo de Backer, Dr. van Hoeck founded the Sports Horse Clinic at Tops stables in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
In 2008, Dr.van Hoeck founded Equine Medical Consulting BVBA where he works fulltime with veterinary coaching of international equine athletes.
Dr.van Hoeck has been the team veterinarian for various countries and individual participants at the Olympics, the World and European Championships since 2002 with many victories and impressive results.
Dr.van Hoeck started in coorporation with SMDC and Dr.Verhaeghe the SMDC- Advanced Imaging BV in 2015. At SMDC Advanced Imaging, Scintigraphy and MRI are performed daily on (top)sporthorses.