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Karsten E. Schober, DVM, Dr med vet, PhD Diplomate ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Professor and Service Head of Cardiology
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

The Ohio State University
1010 Veterinary Hospital
601 Vernon Tharp St.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Ph: (614) 292-3551
Fx: (614) 292-1454

Professional Training and Experience

  • 1990 Graduation University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1990-94 Internship, residency, and thesis (Dr med vet) University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1993 Visitor at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (5 months)
  • 1994/95 PostDoc Fellow at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • 1995-2003 PhD program and senior lecturer at the Department of Small Animal Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2002 Habilitation thesis (PhD)
  • 1999/2000 PostDoc Research Fellow at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Columbia/Missouri
  • 2003-2006 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of veterinary Clinical Studies, The Ohio State University
  • 2006-2009 Assistant Professor of Cardiology (Tenure track)
  • 2009-current Associate Professor of Cardiology (Tenured)

General Research Interests (Dogs and Cats)

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac biomarkers
  • Hemodynamics
  • Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Diastolic heart function
  • Cardiovascular drugs
  • Congestive heart failure