Neoklis Apostolopoulos, DVM, DECVD

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3154

Neoklis Apostolopoulos, DVM, DECVD

Titles and Education

  1. Assistant Clinical Professor of Veterinary Dermatology, 2021-present
    UW-Madison, Madison, WI, US  
  2. DiplomateEuropean Specialist for Veterinary Dermatology®,  2021
    European College of Veterinary Dermatology
  3. Residency, 2018-2021
    European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Augsburg, Germany
  4. Postgraduate Research (Dissertation: Skin Microbiome), 2015- 2018
    Small Animal Clinic, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  5. Specialist training in Companion Animal Dermatology (German Certification), 2015- 2018
    Small Animal Clinic, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  6. Rotating Internship, 2013-2015 
    Dusseldorf, Germany
  7. DVM, 2011
    University of Thessaly, Greece


Dr. Apostolopoulos is a member of the Dermatology/Allergy Laboratory and his research is focused on the canine skin microbiome in health and disease.

More information regarding current studies can be found here:


As a faculty member, Dr. Apostolopoulos lectures dermatology for 3rd year students and supervises 4th year veterinary students, interns, and residents while on clinical duty.

Clinical Interests

All aspects of Veterinary Dermatology/ Allergology/ Otology and Dermatopathology.

Dr. Apostolopoulos has also experience in CO2 Laser Surgery (removal of skin masses, surgical treatment of interdigital cysts and nodules, ablation of in situ squamous cell carcinoma) and fluorescence photobiomodulation treatment (complicated skin infections).

Recent Publications

  1. Kiener, S., Apostolopoulos, N., Schissler, J., Hass, P. K., Leuthard, F., et al (2022). Independent COL5A1 Variants in Cats with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Genes, 13(5), 797.
  2. Apostolopoulos N, Glaeser SP, Bagwe R, Janssen S, Mayer U, et al. (2021) Description and comparison of the skin and ear canal microbiota of non-allergic and allergic German shepherd dogs using next generation sequencing. PLOS ONE 16(5): e0250695.
  3. Apostolopoulos N, Prenger-Berninghoff E, Wildermuth B, et al.. Mycobacterium setense isolated from a cat with atypical mycobacterial panniculitis. Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere. 2021 Oct;49(5):390-396. English. doi: 10.1055/a-1528-1763. 
  4. Apostolopoulos, N., & Mayer, U. (2021). Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy without human serum albumin as a stabilizer in a canine patient. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 9(1).
  5. Apostolopoulos, N., & Mayer, U. (2020). Use of fluorescent light energy for the management of bacterial skin infection associated with canine calcinosis cutis lesions. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 8(4).
  6. Apostolopoulos N, Mitropoulou A, Thom N, Moritz A. Update on therapy and prevention of canine leishmaniasis. Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere. 2018 Oct;46(5):315-322. English, German. doi: 10.15654/TPK-180089. Epub 2018 Dec 12. PMID: 30541172.
  7. A full list of publications can be found here: