Specialist and Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
Christine graduated from the Justus-Liebig University Giessen in Germany in 2003. She then started an internship and a residency of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) at Free University Berlin, Germany. During her residency she finished a doctoral thesis about immune mediated haemolytic anaemia in dogs. In 2009 she went to a private practice before returning to Justus-Liebig University in 2011 as a clinical instructor/supervisor. In 2010 Christine became an Internal Medicine Specialist for Small and Companion Animals and since 2012, she is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA). She joined Sydney University in April 2013. In 2018 she became a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine and since 2019 she is Unit Head of Medicine. She is very passionate about dogs and consults in the Canine Medicine Referral service.
Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans. This zoonotic disease is spread by rats and other rodents....