“A novel, minimally invasive surgical treatment for medial compartment disease in the canine elbow.”
Supervisor: Prof Matthew Allen
I graduated in 2000 as a veterinarian from the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany and went to do a Master’s thesis in Mexican Wolf Semen Cryopreservation at the St. Louis Zoo / St. Louis University, St Louis, MO. Hereafter I completed an additional project with Mexican zoos extracting reproductive hormones from Mexican wolf feces to assess their reproductive cycles. Back in Germany I worked as a veterinarian in a mixed practice focussed on pig health for four years. I then worked in a busy small animal referral clinic in Hannover, Germany for five years, followed by a one year surgical internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals, UK and a two year surgical research fellowship at The Ohio State University – Veterinary Medical Center, Columbus, OH. During my fellowship I carried out biomechanical testing of novel orthopaedic spinal implants for dogs and worked on canine spinal implant retrieval histology.
Subject groups/Research projects
- Small animal surgery (feline, canine)
- orthopaedic implant design: the symbiosis of mechanics, engineering, anatomy and tissue biology
- robotics of joint mechanics
- advanced imaging techniques and their implementation in veterinary research