Dr. Peter Holler
HK registered & American recognized Specialist in Cardiology
Dr. Peter Holler is a graduate from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. He obtained his veterinary degree in 2008. After gaining scientific experience as a Research Associate he completed his doctoral thesis about advanced diagnostic imaging modalities for the enhancement and improvement of pre-surgical procedure planning.
While finishing a rotating internship program in small animal medicine and surgery he discovered his special interest in cardiology and really enjoyed working together with the clients to provide optimal care for their pets. This interest led to the rigorous demands of a cardiology residency program under guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, at the University of Munich in 2011. After successfully comleting the residency, he became an ACVIM board-certified cardiologist in 2014. During the residency he gathered insights and experience in human pediatric cardiology to enhance his knowledge of interventional cardiology. Interventional cardiology (e.g. pacemaker implantation, cardiac shunt closure or balloon valvuloplasty), as well as echocardiography and cardiomyopathies, are his main research interests. Dr. Holler remained one year in Munich at the university as a clinical instructor, being in charge of the cardiology service there before coming to work in Hong Kong. Dr. Holler has a close working relationship with Dr. Simak at PAVC - enhancing the cardiology service and the quality of life for animals with heart disease. His goal is to provide a precise diagnosis using the most recent diagnostic modalities then starting the most up-to-date and effective treatments available.
His love for cardiology is based on the fact that it combines various aspects of veterinary medicine (e.g. internal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging) and requires close client contact. It also involves solving difficult problems and poses an everyday challenge to find the optimal treatment for each individual patient to facilitate optimal life quality and prolonged survival time, even with severe heart disease.
When Peter is not working, he enjoys doing sports or going to the cinema, spending time with his family and friends and eating Dim Sum.