New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Assistant Professor of Large Animal Anesthesiology (CE), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

Board Certification in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, German Veterinary Medical Association

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies-NBC
382 West Street Road

Hopster, K. Use of non-steroidale antiphlogistics in horses Tierarztliche Umschau 71: 209-213, 2016.

Tünsmeyer, J., Hopster, K., Kästner, S. B. Clinical Use of a Multivariate Electroencephalogram (Narcotrend) for Assessment of Anesthetic Depth in Horses during Isoflurane-Xylazine Anesthesia Front Vet Sci 3: 25, 2016.

Rieder, C. M., Staszyk, C., Hopster, K., Feige, K., Bienert-Zeit, A. Maxillary nerve block within the equine pterygopalatine fossa with different volumes: practicability, efficacy and side-effects Pferdeheilkunde 32: 132-140, 2016.

Hopster, K., Wogatzki, A., Conze, P., Kästner, S. B. Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure titration on intestinal oxygenation and perfusion in isoflurane anaesthetised horses Equine Vet J : , 2016.

Hopster, K., Tüensmeyer, J., Kästner, S. B. R. Resuscitation attempts in a foal with sudden cardiac arrest in the early recovery period Equine Veterinary Education 28: 241-244, 2016.

Hopster, K., Rohn, K., Ohnesorge, B., Kästner, S. B. Controlled mechanical ventilation with constant positive end-expiratory pressure and alveolar recruitment manoeuvres during anaesthesia in laterally or dorsally recumbent horses Vet Anaesth Analg : , 2016.

Hopster, K., Jacobson, B., Hopster-Iversen, C., Rohn, K., Kästner, S. B. Histopathological changes and mRNA expression in lungs of horses after inhalation anaesthesia with different ventilation strategies Res Vet Sci 107: 8-15, 2016.

Hopster, K., Bartmann, C. P. On the anesthesia for mares during delivery Praktische Tierarzt 97: 44-47, 2016.

Hopster, K., Ambrisko, T. D., Stahl, J., Schramel, J. P., Kästner, S. B. Influence of xylazine on the function of the LiDCO sensor in isoflurane anaesthetized horses Vet Anaesth Analg 42: 142-149, 2015.

Hopster, K., Hopster-Iversen, C., Geburek, F., Rohn, K., Kästner, S. B. Temporal and concentration effects of isoflurane anaesthesia on intestinal tissue oxygenation and perfusion in horses Vet J 205: 62-68, 2015.

DMV (Veterinary Medicine) University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, 2006

DrMedVet (Veterinary Medicine) School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, 2007