Peter Böttcher currently serves as a Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. Graduating as a Veterinarian in 1996, he further established his expertise by becoming a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2004.
From 2002 to 2016, Dr. Böttcher held the position of head of the surgical service at the Small Animal Clinic of the University of Leipzig. Notably, Leipzig played a significant role in the peaceful revolution that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 2011, he was appointed as an Associate Professor and later relocated to Berlin in the autumn of 2016, where he achieved the position of Full Professor. Additionally, he served as the Managing Director of the Small Animal Clinic from 2017 to 2021.
Dr. Böttcher’s primary focus lies in the diagnosis and treatment of joint disorders in dogs and cats, with particular expertise in the elbow and stifle joint. Throughout his career, he has displayed a keen interest in utilizing advanced technologies such as 3D image rendering and modelling, both for research purposes and in clinical practice. Currently, his research interests include rapid prototyping, as well as the design and construction of patient-specific implants to facilitate the reconstruction of bony and osteochondral lesions.