Dr. Andrea Runge
Veterinary medicine has always been my passion and I feel very privileged to be a vet. Caring for each individual patient and building up a trusting relationship with you – the owner – is very important to me and it is vital that you are fully informed about all diagnostic and therapeutic options for your pet. This ensures that we find the best way forward in each case.
I feel it is very exciting to follow the rapid progression of knowledge in small animal medicine. For thirteen years I have been fortunate enough to work in progressive practices and large hospitals, so I was able to continuously develop my knowledge and skills. Internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and neurology have been my special interests. Additionally I have been introduced to alternative therapies, and especially acupuncture has allowed me to broaden the range of my therapeutic options considerably. In the last eight years spend as a partner in a small animal practice in Moringen acupuncture has played an increasingly larger role in my work.
Since starting my training as a veterinary nurse (TFA) in 1995 the well-being of our four-legged friends has been very dear to my heart and to me this is the most important aspect of my work.
Throughout my career I have been allowed to acquire a broad range of skills. After training in a mixed practice with a special interest in surgery of horses I worked for several years in a small animal practice. For the past eleven years I have been working in a large mixed practice.
Additionally I have been a member of the Board of Examiners for veterinary nurses in Lower Saxony for more than ten years and enjoy being an active member of the Verband medizinischer Fachberufe (Association of medical Professions – VmF).
I have always enjoyed being around animals and living with them, so I decided to train as a veterinary nurse (TFA) in a small animal practice South of Hamburg. To gain further knowledge, particularly in zoology, I have started studying “biodiversity and ecology” at the University of Göttingen in October 2018.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to continue working part-time as a veterinary nurse and to help ensuring the well-being of our patients.
Ella or Elli Pirelli
Ella joined us in the summer of 2018. She has settled in quickly and now frequently helps to relax our canine patients.
Ella is a very happy little person, who loves to play and learns very quickly. By now she is whizzing around in her cart and started to follow Casanova as visiting dog for the ASB in June 2019. We will see what other hobbies she discovers.
Casanova is the CED (Chief Executive Dog) of the practice. His paraplegia does not bother him in the slightest, he scoots around with and without his wheelchair and is rather sure of himself. Promoting the use of wheelchairs for dogs is obviously one of his jobs.
In his spare time he is an enthusiastic member of the ASB, regularly visiting care homes, he loves a cuddle and looks after his collection of chews hidden throughout the house and garden.
Casanova will continue to be part of our team. After all, he was a founding member of the practice!
Our practice is a member of the following organisations:
- bpt Bundesverband Praktischer Tierärzte
- ATF Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung
- BVA British Veterinary Association
- BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association
- IVAS International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
- ABVA Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists
- VmF Verband medizinischer Fachberufe
- Prüfungsausschuß und Berufsbildungsausschuß der Tierärztekammer Niedersachsen (Frau Losch)
Thursdays are reserved for home visits and visits to horses for acupuncture treatment.
Please arrange an appointment for a visit if you are interested.
If necessary, we will try to arrange home visits outside the surgery hours on other days, too.
Depending on the distance and the required time, visits at home are charged differently from appointments at the practice.
As a special service you can obtain a USB memory stick from us which contains all the medical data of your pet. With this you can always carry all the necessary information with you, which may be helpful on holidays or when you need to visit a specialist.
Just let us know if you are interested.
Please bring your cat and small pets in a closed transport box to the practice. This prevents them from escaping and makes sure they are safe from other animals in the waiting room. If you do not own a pet carrier or if your cat absolutely refuses to enter your box, you are welcome to borrow one of our carriers.
Non-prescription medication and pet food can be bought at reception during surgery hours. As we do not have every product in stock, we recommend that you give us a quick call to make sure we store your product or order it in before you come to collect it.
Prescription drugs can only be given after a consultation and for a limited period of time. Should your pet need long term medication you are welcome to come and get repeat prescriptions for a certain time - up to six months - before we need to see your pet again. By law we have to see your pet at certain intervals to ensure that the medication and the dose are still the correct one.
Today no practice can offer the full spectrum of small animal medicine. To ensure that your pet receives the optimal health care we co-operate with many colleagues both in Germany and internationally. If necessary we can refer you to a specialist or discuss the case.
Our practice receives referrals for diagnostic tests, certain treatments or the fitting of a wheelchair, too
This co-operation between vets provides your pet with the best possible care.