FVH Pathology (Specialization in Veterinary Pathology), Switzerland
Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP)
PhD Comparative Pathology, UC Davis
1982, DVM, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
1984, Dr. Med. Vet, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
1989, Anatomic pathology training, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
1990, Senior Resident, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1999, PhD, University of California Davis, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Davis, CA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, The effect of KIT:G locus on pigment intensity and cancer susceptibility in dogs., D Bannasch (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Honors and Awards
1992 Swiss National Foundation
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Affolter VK: Chronic progressive lymphedema, Lavoi JP, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult - 3rd edition, ISBN: 978-1-119-19021-9, . 155.
2014 Affolter VK: Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in Draft Horses, Yu AA, Rosychuck RAW, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America; Equine Practice, . 589-605.
2014 Affolter VK: Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in Draft Horses, NE Robinson, KA Sprayberry, (ed), In: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, . .
2011 Affolter VK, Borchers A: Hauterkrankungen, Fey K, Kolm G, (ed), Fohlenmedizin, Stuttgart, Germany. 254-269.
2010 Moore PF, Affolter VK: Histiocytic proliferative diseases in dogs and cats. , Ettinger SJ, Feldmann EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th edition, St. Louis, Missouri. 2202-2207.
Dermatopathology/Immunopathology: Structure and function of the leukocytic components of the skin immune system; Histiocytic proliferative diseases in dogs and cats; Lymphocytic proliferative diseases of the skin; Immune-mediated skin diseases, including vasculitis; Ischemic dermatopathy in dogs; Chronic progressive lymphedema and associated pastern dermatitis in draft horses
Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology, Immunopathology