Christos Koutinas was ranked first among the students admitted to the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He graduated in 1999 and worked as a postgraduate trainee veterinarian at the School's Companion Animal Clinic. In 2006, he was awarded a PhD from the AUTH School of Veterinary Medicine. He started teaching at the School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, initially as auxiliary staff. In 2007, he became a member of the University's Research Teaching Staff and has been teaching Canine and Feline Cardiology in the final semesters, while he was exclusively taken over all cardiology cases referred to the relevant Clinic. He completed his main postgraduate training on Small Animal Cardiology at the Clinic of the Veterinary School of Colorado State University, CO, USA, specializing in Doppler ultrasounds and interventional cardiology.
He currently works as an Associate Professor at the Companion Animal Clinic of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUTH, teaching Small Animal Cardiology. He has given numerous lectures on Cardiology both in Greece and abroad, while he has been a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology (ESVC) for many years. He has also published many citable items and research articles in the Small Animal Internal Medicine. His current research project focuses on biomarkers for degenerative valvular disease in dogs.