Prof. Holger Volk is the Department Chair and Clinical Director of the Small Animal Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Honorary Senior lecturer at University College London, and Honorary Professor at the Royal Veterinary College. He graduated from the Veterinary School of Hanover in 2001 and did a PhD in Neuropharmacology studying basic mechanisms of drug-resistant epilepsy. He then completed his specialist clinical education doing an internship and a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). He stayed on at the RVC as faculty and in his time at the RVC did hold multiple leadership roles (Head of Neurology, Clinical Director and Head of Department for Clinical Science and Services). In January 2019, he returned to his Alma Mater to fulfil his current role. Holger is internationally known for his work in the field of epilepsy, neuropathic pain/Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia, cognition and recently SARS-CoV-2 medical detection dogs. Holger has been leading the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force and was a co-chair of the recent published ACVIM consensus statement about medical treatment of epilepsy. He has published multiple book chapters and books, >240 articles, >200 conference abstracts, and is a frequent flyer on the international conference circuit, having won multiple awards for teaching and his research.
Oct. 21, 2022
The extraordinary olfactory sense of canines combined with the possibility to learn by operant conditioning enables dogs for their use in medical detection in a wide range of applications. Research on the ability of medical …