General veterinary care means that we look after the day-to-day veterinary needs of your pet. This includes preventative care such as vaccinations or parasite control, advice you might need, for example before buying a puppy or before going abroad with your pet, and of course treating your pet when it is ill.
We feel that the relaxed atmosphere at our practice helps you and your pet to feel at ease and we are committed to provide the highest level of care to our patients.
Regular continuing education both in Germany and abroad ensures that we keep up with new developments in veterinary medicine.
There are times when a general examination alone is not sufficient to find out what is wrong with your pet.
In this case further investigations are helpful and we will discuss with you what is necessary for your individual pet.
Many examinations such as radiography, ultrasonography, blood pressure measurement and certain laboratory examinations with and without microscopy can be done at the surgery. In other cases we will send samples to a specialised laboratory.
Acupuncture is a very effective treatment option that can be used for a broad range of indications. While we still follow the treatment rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), more and more about how acupuncture works is actually proven scientifically.
Acupuncture can be beneficial in acute disease, however the majority of pets are treated for chronic problems. An important part of acupuncture treatment is the management of pain.
Generally several appointments are necessary, how many and how far apart they should be will be discussed either before or during the first treatment.
Most animals find acupuncture a relaxing and positive experience.
Horses are extremely sensitive animals and often react very well to acupuncture treatment. In the majority of cases acupuncture is used for the treatment and support of chronic or recurrent disease and pain management.
A close co-operation with your general vet is very important to ensure that the treatment is tailored to your individual horses needs.
Animals feel pain just as humans do, but very often signs of pain are subtle and hard to detect. As it is often not very easy to recognise pain in animals, many pets suffer unnecessarily. Especially chronic pain can reduce quality of life considerably, but is often not recognised and for example seen just as a general sign of aging.
Today, pain management means not just medication. Apart from acupuncture there are a lot of options, often easily incorporated into the daily routine, that can reduce pain and give your pet more quality of life.
Of course medication is often necessary, too. Apart from the usual pain killers there are many other drugs available to ensure that every pet can benefit from pain relief. It is important that the therapy is tailored to the individual need of every patient.
Anaesthesia is necessary for operations, but also useful for certain investigations or procedures such as the fitting of an orthosis.
There are so many anaesthetic options available by now, including the very well controllable inhalation anaesthesia, that it is possible to reduce the unavoidable risk to a minimum.
Obviously, each patient is monitored carefully throughout the anaesthesia and during the recovery process.
Today there are so many options and philosophies on how to feed animals that it can be confusing to know what is best for your pet. We are happy to help you to find the option that fits.
Of course we are also happy to give you advice about special nutritional needs should your pet have a disease