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Professional Activities

University Memberships and Honors

  • 1994, Pfizer Award from the University of Leipzig for an extraordinary thesis
  • 2002, Research Award from the German Veterinary Medical Association

Professional Service

  • Cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory examinations
  • Cardiac certifications for congenital and acquired heart disease in dogs and cats
  • Electrocardiography
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event monitoring
  • Blood pressure measurment
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac catheterization and angiography
  • Cardiac Pacemaker implantation in dogs, cats, and horses
  • Balloonangioplasty aortic and pulmonic stenosis
  • PDA ACDO or coil occlusion
  • Heartworm retrieval
  • Interventional occlusion of intrahepatic portosystemic shunts in dogs

Administrative Service

  • 1999 Diplomate European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals (Cardiology)
  • 2002-present Vice president European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
  • 2001-2009 Editorial Board Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
  • 2009-2016 Associate Editor, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
  • 2002-present ad-hoc reviewer for 8 veterinary journals


  • VM6600, Cardiovascular System Course (team leader)
  • VCS8895.01, Advanced Topics in Veterinary Cardiology (team leader)
  • VCS7722, Clinical Problems in Small Animal Cardiology (team member)
  • VCS7719, Clinical Problem Solving and Treatment in Small Animal Internal Medicine (team member)
  • VM7615.02 Small Animal Medicine Techniques (team member)
  • Teaching in several graduate courses at The Ohio State University
  • Continuing Education Courses in feline and canine cardiology in the US, Europe, and South America