No more appointments

As of 2014 I do not offer consultations in private practices anymore. I am pursuing my work as researcher and lecturer at university  … more 


Teaching animal husbandry and care

Since 2011 I teach for the Swiss animal dealer association in Lausanne. This year I also participate in the training of animal keepers at the professional school EPSIC in Lausanne.  … more 


Radioprogram on animal communication

A subject that annoys, surprises, triggers smiles or disdain, and yet aleviates our daily grind some times. We are talking about animal communication. A radioprogram in French  … more 


Veterinary Medicine

What I call system-oriented veterinary medicine is the integration of the orthodox medicine with alternative healing techniques. The theoretical and methodological base of this systemic approach has consequences as far as epistemology and thus requires a somewhat different self-perception of the veterinarian. I have exposed my fundamental concept in my philosophy and the more technical and methodological aspects are presented here. Currently I am revising my personal approach to energetic medicine. As I don't offer any therapies in this field I refer patients to competent collegues.

Preventing is better than healing

The earlier an imbalance is detected in an animal the easier it is to correct. Prevention starts with the design of the enclosure, implies thoughts about the biological requirements, diseases of the kept animals and many more; It should also include quarantine protocols and hygienic standard operating procedures. To encourage such a provident animal keeping I offer an advisory service in husbandry, care and preventive medicine.

Classical interventions

In many cases the classical methods of internal medicine and surgery are inevitable and thus they represent an important part of my services for exotic pets and wildlife. For diagnostics I dispose of an X-ray, an ultrasound and a laboratory for blood, urine and faecal analyses. The treatments consist of drug applications and surgical interventions.

Wild animals in captivity are often not accessible for the keeper or the veterinarian. Thus, any medical examination or treatment requires an immobilisation. Depending on the species this can be mechanical immobilisation, inhalation-, injection- or tele-anaesthesia (blowpipe).