Christoph Mans, Dr Med Vet, DACZM, Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 3150

Christoph Mans, Dr Med Vet, DACZM, Clinical Associate Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine
  2. Residency in Zoological Medicine: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Zoo, and International Crane Foundation
  3. Internship in Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine: University of Guelph, Canada
  4. Doctoral Thesis: University of Zurich, Switzerland (Degree: Dr. med. vet)
  5. Studies of Veterinary Medicine: University of Leipzig, Germany (Degree: med. vet.)


  • Intranasal drug delivery for sedation and analgesia in birds
  • Spinal anesthesia and analgesia in turtles and tortoises
  • Diagnostic imaging of reptiles


  • Clinical case managment of patients seen by the Special Species Health Service
  • Clinical training of veterinary students, interns and residents during rotation through the Special Species Health Service
  • Course coordinator for the "Exotic Animal Medicine Courses" during the 3rd year of the veterinary curriculum

Clinical Interests

  • Zoological medicine
  • Dentistry in rabbits and rodents
  • Endoscopy for diagnosis and therapy in zoological species

Recent Publications

  1. Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
  2. Book chapter: "Anesthesia": In Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Mader DR and Divers SJ (eds). Elsevier, 2013.
  3. Book chapter: "Emergencies in Exotic Species": In Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian (3rd ed). Signe J Plunkett (ed). Elsevier,  2013.
  4. Book chapter: Editor and author "Small mammal section": In Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets . Mayer J and Donnelly TM (eds). Elsevier, 2012.
  5. Book chapters: "Disease Problems of Chinchillas" and "Biology, Husbandry, and Clinical Techniques of Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas": In Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery