After graduating from the University of Zürich in 1989, Christoph undertook postgraduate training at Zürich completing an Internship and then a Residency in Large Animal Surgery in the Division of Veterinary Surgery. Appointment to a Senior Lectureship in Large Animal Surgery in 1997 was followed in 2001 by the position of Assistant Professor of Equine surgery. From 2006 to 2009 Christoph held the position of Chair of Equine Surgery at the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, and was based in the Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare. In October 2009 he was appointed as Director of the Equine Clinic of the Freie Universität of Berlin. Christoph has received education in equine acupuncture in both the USA and China, and is a certified member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In 1997 Christoph became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery. From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the exam committee, from 2007 to 2010 he was on the board of ECVS and this year he is president of the organization.
Christoph’s clinical interests are broad and include orthopaedic surgery and diagnostic imaging as well as abdominal surgery and diagnostic and surgical laparoscopy. A particular area of expertise is fracture repair and as a result he teaches (as a member of Faculty) equine fracture repair courses that are organized by AO-Vet. Current research activities include the evaluation of new technologies to improve fracture repair a arthrodesis, including new orthopaedic implants and 3-dimensional, intra-operative imaging.