In my years in veterinary practice, I experienced the limitations of Western medicine time and time again, even with the excellent veterinary schooling I received at the LMU's veterinary school in Munich (link).
As a consequence, I decided to study acupuncture for horses and dogs with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Besides a very thorough schooling, they offer access to a large network of internationally acknowledged acupuncture therapists. Through my membership in GERVAS (the German branch of IVAS), I am a current member of that network.
Since acupuncture and osteopathy complement each other so well as holistic approaches, an additional education with the TAO (Veterinary Academy for Osteopathy) for treatment of horses and dogs was the next logical step for me. It greatly improved my capabilities in therapeutic, as well as preventative, treatment.
My comprehensive education in Western veterinary medicine and the two alternative techniques of acupuncture and osteopathy provide me the skills to overcome the limitations of each individual technique by using an approach that combines them. This way, I can solve many health issues of your horse, cat, or dog that wouldn't be taken care of very well by using just one of them. For me, practicing this combined method provides me the impetus for constant, continued study of these techniques, in order to continue to offer the most up-to-date care options for your pets.