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Sven Jan Arndt

doc4pets academy – pain therapy
doc4pets academy – Pain therapy 150 150 Sven Jan Arndt

After everyone had been quickly tested, we were able to continue our in-house training series on the topic of pain therapy / pain clinic yesterday evening. The speaker was our senior physician Manuela Bencec, who has worked intensively on this area at the University of Giessen, among others.

In addition to veterinarians, veterinary assistants also took part:

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And Tanay, who seemed rather absent 😉

Dr. Anke Essig & vet Anna Daum
doc4pets takes over the veterinary practice of Anke Essig in Malsch near Ettlingen
doc4pets takes over the veterinary practice of Anke Essig in Malsch near Ettlingen 922 700 Sven Jan Arndt

With effect from March 1st, 2021, the doc4pets group is taking over the small animal practice of Dr. Anke Essig. Ms. Essig set up this practice with three assistant veterinarians as a mixed practice - small animal and horse practice over 20 years ago with a lot of passion and commitment. Dr. Anke Essig on the takeover: “Unfortunately there was no company successor internally, so we approached doc4pets. Due diligence was carried out and an agreement was reached within a very short period of time. So my practice didn’t have to close its doors in January and my life’s work will continue.”

Veterinarian Susanne Arndt, managing partner of doc4pets GmbH: “When we were approached and then saw the practice for the first time, it was love at first sight. We are very pleased that with flexibility on both sides we can ensure a quick and good practice succession.”

Ms. Veterinarian Anna Daum, with two assistant veterinarians and the corresponding team of veterinary specialists, will provide patient owners from Malsch, Gaggenau, Ettlingen, Rastatt and Baden-Baden with the high quality that Dr.Essig is accustomed to, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m to offer and further expand veterinary services. We are looking for a motivated equine practitioner in the field of horses, either employed or as an independent partner. Further information about the new doc4pets family member can be found at:

About doc4pets:

doc4pets GmbH is an owner-managed group of now five small animal practices in southwest Germany. With its innovative and disruptive approach to veterinary succession, it offers the veterinary doctor willing to leave a practice succession with qualified senior doctors from the doc4pets family. This in turn has the opportunity to participate in the acquired practice and later take over the majority. The focus is on the idea of ​​highly qualified freelancers, who are supported by the group in purchasing, marketing, accounting, etc. This means he can concentrate entirely on his little patients.

Due to its constant growth, doc4pets is always looking for veterinarians for small animal medicine/equine medicine. The job offers are aimed at initial assistants who will be supported on their future career path as part of a mentoring program. But senior doctors for small animals are also offered exciting job offers and clear career prospects. As a managing director of one of the branches, it is possible to do more than just a job, but also to take responsibility for personnel and business success. Alternatively, qualified senior physicians also have the opportunity to specialize further as a manager in a larger small animal center and to establish and expand their own business areas. You can find out more about the concept at:

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doc4pets academy Ultrasound Part II
doc4pets academy Ultrasound Part II 1024 768 Sven Jan Arndt

Today the dear Mrs. Dr. Wölfel from the University of Munich is back in the house. Today our initial assistants had the special pleasure of further training.

Miss Dr. Wölfel hard on the assistant 😉

The next training courses in the field of surgery are planned for the beginning of February. We are pleased that these in-house training courses from the doc4pets academy, adapted to the respective level of knowledge, enable largely individual training with highly qualified external speakers.

The 4th in-house course of the doc4pets academy took place this year. And of course all of this is best for your loved ones.

doc4pets academy also for TMFA
doc4pets academy also for TMFA 150 150 Sven Jan Arndt

Today our veterinary specialists from Karlsruhe & Karlsbad are working in separate corona-compliant shifts with further training as part of the doc4pets academy. Everything about urine – the training is led by Idexx. Thank you very much for the great support!

Microscopy for veterinary assistants
Group #Ittersbach in happy anticipation

doc4pets academy part III
doc4pets academy also during Corona
doc4pets academy also during Corona 902 1024 Sven Jan Arndt

Even during Corona Lock Down Light, we continue to provide our veterinarians with high-quality training - thanks to a corona-compliant shift schedule and appropriate hygiene measures.

doc4pets academy part III
doc4pets academy part III with Dr. Michael Cook

As part of the doc4pets academy, Dr. Michael Koch present - this group is currently dealing with the topics of surgical treatment of laryngeal paralysis and access to the salivary gland.

doc4pets academy – advantage:

As you can see, our extremely small groups enable very intensive and individual learning. This, coupled with your own tools, brings the best possible learning results.

The ultrasound courses will continue in December.

4x Focus Top Veterinary Practice 2021
4x Focus Top Veterinary Practice 2021 1024 768 Sven Jan Arndt

We are very pleased that all four of our veterinary practices have been named Top Veterinary Practice 2021 We have you to thank for this, because this award is a customer vote, for which the entire team would like to thank you very much! This means specifically:

doc4pets academy with ultrasound courses today
doc4pets academy today with ultrasound courses 150 150 Sven Jan Arndt

Ms. Inga Wölfel from the LMU Munich gave our assistant veterinarians a comprehensive basic course in the area of ​​ultrasound diagnostics this morning. This afternoon it will be the senior doctors' turn to deal with more in-depth cases.

Assistant ultrasound course

We are pleased to be able to continue our series as part of the doc4pets academy so competently, after the last time Michael Koch had already provided excellent training for our colleagues in the surgical field. The next course will take place again with Dr. Koch takes place in November.

doc4pets academy – what’s that supposed to mean?

We see the big advantage in these in-house training courses as part of the doc4pets academy with external experts, that teaching and practicing can be done in a familiar environment with colleagues in small and manageable groups with existing equipment, making the transfer into daily practice easier .

doc4pets Academy starts
doc4pets Academy starts 1024 834 Sven Jan Arndt

doc4pets has decided to now hold essential training courses with excellent lecturers in our own practices. This is primarily for the following reasons:

  • logistically easier to handle for all employees (no overnight stays or long journeys)
  • learn in a familiar environment with existing material
  • smaller learning groups that also work together later
  • Great topic loss - focused on the wishes of our veterinarians

Today it started with Dr. Michael Koch with our surgeons in the area of ​​osteosynthesis (bone surgery):

Dr. Michael Koch with his protégés

Dr. Michael Koch is a recognized and well-known surgeon who has attended many renowned training events.

We at doc4pets want to further expand this very practice-oriented training series with experts from other specialist areas.

In addition, our veterinarians have the opportunity to attend ongoing webinars/online courses with ATF hours Vetinare

Improve International is another training partner where senior physicians and potential managers have the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized qualification as a general practitioner, for example.

In the long term, this in conjunction with our in-house mentoring is intended to ensure, in addition to learning on the job, the professional development of each member of our veterinary team in their area of ​​interest, which ultimately also benefits our little patients.

Relevantly experienced speakers who would like to visit us in Karlsruhe are welcome to contact Mr. Sven Jan Arndt .

Welcome to Ms. Veterinarian Susanne Helmlinger & Veterinarian Rohan Schnell
Welcome Ms. Veterinarian Susanne Helmlinger & Veterinarian Rohan Schnell 469 225 Sven Jan Arndt

Some people have already had the pleasure of getting to know our two new assistant veterinarians. Veterinarian Susanne Helmlinger initially studied biology at the Philips University of Marburg and graduated with a bachelor's degree. This was followed by studying veterinary medicine at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. Ms. Helmlinger did an internship at Loro Parque on Tenerife, among other places, and is an asset to our practice in the area of ​​birds.

TE Susanne Helmlinger

Mr. Veterinarian Rohan Schnell is from Luxembourg and, as his title suggests, studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. His current interests lie in the area of ​​physiotherapy in small animal medicine and (soft tissue) surgery.

TA Rohan Quick

Both work at our locations in Karlsruhe & Karlsbad.

We are pleased to have them both on board and wish you a good time with us!

VAT reduction
We will be cheaper from July 1st, 2020
We will be cheaper from July 1st, 2020 1024 724 Sven Jan Arndt

Dear animal lovers,
I don't know if you've ever noticed - you pay sales tax at the vet. In contrast to human physicians, we veterinarians are subject to sales tax . What does this mean for you? In principle nothing, except that as a consumer you cannot deduct the input tax and therefore our prices are subject to VAT. That's usually 19% on our services and 7% on food & medication etc.

Now the good news:
The federal government decided to reduce sales tax on July 1st, 2020. We will of course pass this on to you 1:1. This means that from today on our services are 3% cheaper and medicines & food etc. are 2% cheaper.

We are becoming cheaper
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