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Our Team

Clinic Leader

Dr. Holger Fischer

  • Managing Director
  • Specialist veterinarian for horses
  • FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, University of Milan, Italy (1986-1990)
  • Master's thesis on "Conservative therapy for the treatment of spavin in horses" (1990)
  • Worked as a surgeon at the University of Milan, Italy (1990-1991)
  • Six-month externship at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA in the field of surgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. Wayne McIlwright, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVS and ECVS, Diplomate ACVSMR (1991)
  • Six-month externship at the racehorse practice Dr. Barker & Mc Veigh in Durban, South Africa (1991-1992)
  • Veterinarian, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1993-2000)
  • Partner, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2001-2015)
  • Owner, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2015-2017)
  • Managing Director of the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt ALTANO GmbH (2018- present)
  • PhD, University of Bratislava, Czech Republic (2020-2023)
  • Thesis: "Management of physical, chemical, and biological health hazards in equine veterinary hospitals"
  • CEO Altano DACH (2023- present)
Interests
  • Orthopaedics and sports medicine
  • Regenerative medicine (Irap, PRP, stem cells)
  • Surgery (abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery: arthroscopy, laparoscopy, osteosynthesis)

DVM Matteo Mereu, Diplomate ECVS

  • Diplomate ECVS
  • EBVS® European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, University of Sassari, Italy (2009-2014)
  • Internship, Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital, Aubrey Texas, USA (2015-2016)
  • Surgery Internship, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (2016-2017)
  • Equine Surgery Residency, Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital, Kildare, Ireland (2017-2020)
  • Surgeon at Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2020 to present)
  • Managing Director, Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (January 2024-present)
Interests
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Upper airway surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery (Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy)

Nicole Jeannine Sampel

  • Clinic Manager IVP
  • HR Management
  • QM Representative

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education as a professional Equestrian, specializing in riding and passing the exam in Warendorf (1993-1996)
  • Employment as a professional Equestrian at the Eberwein competition stable, Ruppertshain (1997-2003)
  • Education as a TMFA (veterinary technician) and passing the exam with an Awarded degree in the equine clinic Wiesenhof, Niederrod (2003-2005)
  • Leading-TMFA at the Wiesenhof equine clinic (2005-2007)
  • Leading TMFA, pharmacy manager and education manager at the Veterinary Clinic Hattersheim (2007-2009)
  • Certification as practice manager IVP (2009)
  • Leading TMFA, practice manager, QM officer and education manager at the Veterinary Clinic Hattersheim (2009-2013)
  • Clinic manager and QM representative at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt ALTANO GmbH (2013-now)

Dr. Kerstin Fischer

  • Specialist veterinarian for horses
  • FEI Official Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, University of Berlin (1986-1990)
  • Doctoral thesis on Cheek teeth disorders and sinusitis in Horses (1990)
  • Associate veterinarian, Schwarzwald-Tierklinik (1991-1995)
  • Associate veterinarian, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1995 to present)
Interests
  • Theriogenology and Reproduction
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Imaging (Doppler ultrasound, endoscopy, bone scan)
  • Regenerative medicine (IRAP, PRP, stem cells)

Souel Maleh

  • Veterinarian and IGFP examiner
  • Head of the dental department "EquiProDenta" of the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH
  • Additional qualification in equine dentistry
  • Authorization for further training in equine dentistry

Curriculum Vitae
  • Studied at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen
  • Recognized IGFP examiner (since 2004)
  • First chairman of the IGFP (2010-2020)
  • Publication of the reference book "Atlas of Equine Dentistry" in cooperation with Martin Grell
  • Additional qualification in equine dentistry with authorization for further education (2011)
  • Head of the dental department at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2018-today)

Dr. (Univ. Bologna) Valeria Albanese

  • Specialist veterinarian for equine surgery
  • Diplomate
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Large Animal
  • European College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • EBVS® European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Curriculum Vitae
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Magna cum Laude, University of Bologna, Italy (2000-2005)
  • Self-employed Equine Practitioner (2006-2008)
  • Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA (2009-2010)
  • Internship in Equine Surgery, Chino Valley Equine Hospital, Chino Hills, CA, USA (2010-2011)
  • Residency in Large Animal Surgery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (2011-2014)
  • Master of Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (2011-2014)
  • Lecturer, Large Animal Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA (2015-2016)
  • Surgeon and leading veterinarian at equine hospital Großwallstadt / Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2016-present)
  • PhD, University of Teramo, Italy (2021-present)
Interests
  • Surgery (General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Upper Airway Surgery)
  • Minimally invasive Surgery (Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy)
  • Emergency surgery (Colic)
  • Critical Care

Veterinaries

Dr. Encarnación Munóz

  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, University of Cordoba, Spain (1995-2000)
  • Internship, Veterinary Clinic of the University of Cordoba, Spain (2000-2001)
  • Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery, Equine Clinic of the University of Barcelona, Spain (2001-2002)
  • Residency in large animal surgery, Equine Clinic of the University of Barcelona, Spain (2002-2006)
  • Surgeon, Veterinary Clinic of the University of Helsinki, Finland (2006-2016)
  • Surgeon, Equine Clinic of the University of Cordoba, Spain (2006-2010, 2011-2012)
  • Surgeon, Veterinary Clinic Banneux, Liege, Belgium (2012)
  • Assistant professor, University of Guelph-Ontario Veterinary College, Canada (2010, 2012-2013)
  • Freelance surgeon:
    • Pferdeklinik in Trier (Germany)
    • Hospital Equino de Navarra (Spain)
    • Hospital Equino de Aznalcollar (Spain)
    • Hevossairaala Helsingin Yliopisto (Finland)
    • Clinique Equine de Sers (France)
    • Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (Qatar)
    • Pferdeklinik Burg Müggenhausen (Germany)
  • Surgeon, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2016-present)

Lisa Coco

  • Tierärztin
  • Leitung CT
  • Stellv. Leitung Reha
  • Organisation / Dienstplanung Tierärzte

Curriculum Vitae
  • Seit 2019 persönliche Assistentin von Dr. H. Fischer und stellvertretende Leitung Rehazentrum

Dr. Johanna Will

  • Fachtierärztin für Pferde
  • Stellvertretende Leitung Fahrpraxis
  • FEI Permitted Treating Vet (PTV)

Curriculum Vitae
  • Studium der Veterinärmedizin an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (2011-2017)
  • Promotion am Institut für Veterinär-Pathologie der JLU Gießen (2017-2021)
  • Internship in der Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2018-2019)
  • Seit 2019 Tierärztin in der Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt
Interessen
  • Notfallmedizin
  • Orthopädie

Martyna Stakonaite

  • Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • Studied veterinary medicine at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (2013-2019)
  • Supervising veterinarian at BWT Siittola Stud (Finland) during the 2019 breeding season
  • Internship at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2019-2021)
  • Takeover as a veterinarian in further training as a specialist veterinarian for horses
  • Completed examination as an equine dental practitioner according to IGFP (April 2024)
Interests
  • Emergency medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Gynecology

Dr. Eva Ott (geb. Krauss)

  • Tierärztin

Curriculum Vitae
  • Ausbilder in der Gesellschaft zur Resozialisierung und Erziehung von Hunden in Berlin Tempelhof (1997-2006)
  • Studium der Veterinärmedizin an der Freien Universität Berlin (2001-2007)
  • Promotion in der Klinik und Poliklinik für kleine Haustiere der Freien Universität Berlin zum Thema: Akzeptanz, Nutzen und Grenzen verschiedener Gestaltungsaspekte des multimedialen, kollaborativen e-teachings am Beispiel der Veterinärophthalmologie (2008-2011)
  • Tätigkeit als praktische Tierärztin in mehreren Kliniken und Praxen in Deutschland (Kronach, Rhön, Lahr, Berlin) (2008-2019)
  • Tierärztin in der Außenpraxis des Tierärztlichen Kompetenzzentrums für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (seit 2019)
Interessen
  • Notfallmedizin
  • Neonatologie

Yasser Alsamman

  • Tierarzt
  • Pferdedentalpraktiker nach IGFP (PDP)

Anna-Lena Lütten

  • Assistant Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine (2014 - 2020)
  • Internship, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (June 2020 - May 2021)
  • Assistant Veterinarian, Tierklinik Reichenberg (2021)
  • Assistant Veterinarian, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2022-present)
  • Qualification for chiropractic at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) in Sittensen (2022)
Interests
  • Emergency medicine
  • Chiropractic

Simone Ludwig (geb. Belenski)

Leonie Sinn

  • Ambulante Zahnbehandlung
  • Tierärztin
  • Pferdedentalpraktiker nach IGFP (PDP)
  • Mutterschaftsurlaub

Curriculum Vitae
  • Studium der Veterinärmedizin in Gießen und Wien
  • Promotion an der Veterinärmedizinischen Universität Wien am Institut für Virologie
  • Assistentin in einer Großtierpraxis mit Schwerpunkt Pferd
  • Seit Mai 2017 bei EquiProDenta in Ausbildung zur Pferdedentalpraktikerin
  • November 2017: Prüfung zum Pferdendentalpraktiker nach IGFP

Deborah Kortmann

  • Assistant Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine (2011-2017)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Pferdeklinik St. Georg in Trier (2017-2019)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Pferdeklinik Destedt (2019-2021)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH, in further training as a specialist veterinarian for horses (2021-present)

Lutz Weber

  • Veterinarian
  • Equine dental practitioner (PDP) according to IGFP

Curriculum Vitae
  • DVM, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria (2013-2018)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Pferdeklinik Kottingbrunn, Austria (2018-2020)
  • Equine practitioner at Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic, England (2021)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH, working towards Certificate of Equine Practice and Certificate of Equine Dentistry (2021-present)

Anna Raab

  • Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • Study of veterinary medicine at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (2016-2022)
  • Internship at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2022-2023)
  • Employment as a veterinarian in further training as a specialist veterinarian for horses (since 2023)
Interests
  • Emergency medicine
  • Anesthesia

Ann-Sophie Otto

  • Assistant veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and degree, Kaufungen Veterinary Hospital (2014-2017)
  • DVM degree, Justus-Liebig University Gießen (2017-2023)
  • Internship, Großwallstadt Equine Hospital Altano GmbH (May 2023-April 2024)
  • Assistant veterinarian, Großwallstadt Equine Hospital Altano GmbH (May 2024 to present)
Interests
  • Lameness
  • Surgery

Eva-Maria Hoos

  • Intern

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Tierarztpraxis am Spitalacker, Gelnhausen (2016-2018)
  • Veterinary Technician, Tierarztpraxis am Spitalacker, Gelnhausen (June - Sept. 2018)
  • DVM, Justus-Liebig University Giessen (2018-2024)
  • Working student, Tierarztpraxis am Spitalacker, Gelnhausen (2018-2024)
  • Internship, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (April 2024-present)

Kathrin Konrad

  • Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed education as a veterinary technician in the small animal practice Dr. med. vet Sonja and Lars Klarhof (2014-2016)
  • Following employment as a TMFA (Jan. - Oct. 2016)
  • Studies at the JLU Giessen (Oct. 2016-2024)
  • Internship at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (since May 2024)

Sarah Feiner

  • Veterinarian

Curriculum Vitae
  • Studied at the University of Leipzig (Oct. 2018-2024)
  • Internship at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (since May 2024)

Aleksandra Pachocka

  • Externship

Reception

Sylvia Simic

  • Accounting, especially insurance
  • Communication/ Correspondence
  • Assistance to the Management

Curriculum Vitae
  • Training as a veterinary assistant/ TMFA in the equine clinic Großwallstadt with completed examination (1998-2002)
  • Subsequently worked in the clinic, specializing in the operating theatre, with an interruption due to parental leave
  • Member of the Association of Medical Professions & member of the examination board of the Bavarian Chamber of Veterinarians (since 2008)
  • Work in administration/registration (since 2012)
  • Team leader and office management (since 2021)

Helga Pilzweger

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Admissions
  • Appointments
  • Billing

Curriculum Vitae
  • School and Degree of Ceramic Art, Frei Kunstschule Nürtingen (1979-1983)
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Gräf Mixed Animal Practice (1986-1988)
  • Veterinary Technician, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1988-1989)
  • Customer Service, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1992- present)

Klara Coenen

  • Reception
  • Appointment Assignment

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education as veterinary technician (TFA) in small animal practice Dr. Gräf Elsenfeld with final examination (2000-2003)
  • TFA in small animal practice Dr. Gräf Elsenfeld working in all areas, such as assistance in consultation, surgery, laboratory, administration (2003-2005)
  • Maternity leave (2005-2006)
  • Employment at the equine hospital/ equine competence centre in Großwallstadt in the reception, specializing in customer care and appointments, administration and accounting (since 2007)

Alice Albert

Anja Ludwig

  • Pharmacy Management
  • Billing and Accounting

Curriculum Vitae
  • Equestrian and breeding technical school and degree (1990-1993)
  • Veterinary Technical School and degree, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1993-1996)
  • Admissions, accounting, and pharmacy management (2006-2020)
  • Veterinary Physical Therapy course (2012)
  • Practice management course (2016)
  • Pharmacy manager (2020 to present)

Tanja Schultheis

  • Office
  • TMFA

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education as a veterinary technician in the equine hospital Großwallstadt with passed exam, with subsequent employment (2001 - 2004)
  • Also worked in pharmacy management at the clinic (since 2012)
  • Maternity leave/parental leave (2014-2016 and 2018 - 2020)
  • Switched internally to registration, accounting, pharmacy management (since 2020)

Claudia Neumeister

  • Accounting Department

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education as a paralegal
  • Administrative assistant at the Aschaffenburg District Office
  • Permanently employed by Dr. Gräf and transferred to the Equine Hospital Großwallstadt / Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt (since 1992)

Veterinary Assistants

Kerstin Steigerwald

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Laboratory Head Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Equestrian and riding technical school and degree (FN)
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, practice Dr. Steinel, Johannesberg
  • Veterinary technician, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2011-present)

Sissi Rickert

  • Training Manager
  • Ward Manager TFA

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education as a TMFA (veterinary technician) at the small animal practice Bettina Gramß in Rodgau (2009-2010)
  • Education as a TMFA at the mixed practice Dr. Häusler-Naumburger in Dreieich (2010-2013)
  • TMFA at the equine clinic Großwallstadt / at the veterinary competence center for horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (since 2013)
  • Leading technician in the intensive care unit (2014)
  • Responsible for the trainees (2017)
  • Education as an animal physiotherapist specializing in horses at the ATM (2020-2022)
  • Education certificate at the IHK Offenbach (11/2022-03/2023)
  • Complex physical decongestion - lymphatic drainage at the ATM (06/2023)

Giulia Mölders

  • Veterinary Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2014-2017)
  • Veterinary technician, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (2017-present)
  • Focus: Radiology (X-ray + CT)

Larissa Faupel

  • Leitende Tierarzthelferin in der Zahnstation
  • Assistenz Praxismanagement

Curriculum Vitae
  • Ausbildung zur TFA mit abgeschlossener Prüfung in der Kleintierpraxis Klumpp Münster b. Dieburg (2011-2014)
  • Festanstellung als TFA in der Kleintierpraxis Klumpp Münster b. Dieburg (2014-2017)
  • Festanstellung als TFA in der Zahnabteilung (EquiProDenta) des Tierärztlichen Kompetenzzentrums für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (seit 2017)
  • Zusätzlich Schwerpunkt CT (seit 2019)
  • Weiterbildung zur Klinik- und Praxismanagerin für TFA – Zertifizierung (VC) (seit 2020)
  • Weiterbildung zur Zertifizierten Office Managerin (IHK) (2021)
  • Persönliche Assistenz des Klinikmanagements (seit 2021)

Annegret Grampe

  • Veterinary Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and degree, Großostheim Equine Hospital (2002-2005)
  • Head technician, Großostheim Equine Hospital (2005-2014)
  • Veterinary technician, Großwallstadt Equine Hospital Altano GmbH (since 2014)
  • Head technician, Großwallstadt Equine Hospital Altano GmbH Rehabilitation Center (2022 to present)
  • Deputy head of Quality Management and Hygiene (2023-present)
  • Specialty training in Equine Physical Therapy, Paracelsus (2021-2022)

Marie Kniess

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Leading Surgery Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Tierpraxis Dr. med. vet. Dominik Roeder (2018-2020)
  • Veterinary technician, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2020-present)
Focus
  • Surgery
  • Hygiene management
  • Social media

Gudrun Schneider

  • Veterinary Surgery Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Dental technician (1976-1981)
  • Horse groom (1981-1984)
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Gräf Mixed Animal Practice (1984-1986)
  • Veterinary Surgery Technician, Pferdeklinik Großwallstadt (1984-present)

Svenja Sennefelder

  • Veterinary Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Voluntary social year (senior center) (2018 - 2019)
  • Completed education as a veterinary technician at the equine hospital am Kottenforst (2019 - 2022)
  • Veterinary technician at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH with a focus on training, rehabilitation & surgery (since Feb. 2022)

Meryem Özdemir

  • Veterinary Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Horse groom (2019-2020)
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2020-2023)
  • Veterinary technician with focus on imaging/ CT (2023-present)

Ornella di Benedetto

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Hygiene Manager

Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed education as a veterinary technician (TMFA) at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt GmbH (2018-2020)
  • Studied veterinary medicine at the University of Leipzig (Oct 2020 - Mar 2023)
  • Back at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt as a TMFA with a focus on hygiene management (April 2023)

Leonie Körner

  • Veterinary Assistant

Curriculum Vitae
  • School of wholesale and foreign trade (2016-2018)
  • School of civil engineering (B.Eng.) (2018-2022)
  • School of animal health practitioner at Paracelsus (2023-present)
  • Veterinary assistant at the Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2023-present)

Ana de Paz

  • Veterinary Technician

Curriculum Vitae
  • Veterinary Technical School and Degree, Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2021-2024)
  • Veterinary Technician with focus on dentistry and intensive care (2024 to present)

Melanie Adam

  • Tierarzthelferin

Curriculum Vitae
  • Praktikum auf dem Gestüt Burghof Brodhecker (2019-2020)
  • Studium der Sozialen Arbeit (2020-2021)
  • Ausbildung zur Tiermedizinischen Fachangestellten mit abgeschlossener Prüfung im Tierärztlichen Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (2021-2024)
  • Übernahme als TMFA Schwerpunkt OP und Zahnabteilung (seit 2024)

Diana Vonderheidt

  • Mutterschutz
  • Röntgen
  • Sonographie
  • Hygienebeauftragte und Leitung OP-Schwestern

Isabell Schmitt

  • Mutterschutz
  • CT, Labor und OP

Apprentices

Lena Stockmar

  • Trainee

Curriculum Vitae
  • In education as veterinary technician (TMFA) at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (since Sept. 2022)

Rona Erbacher

  • Trainee

Curriculum Vitae
  • Training as a carpenter (2022-2023)
  • In education as veterinary technician (TMFA) at the Veterinary Competence Center for Horses Großwallstadt Altano GmbH (since Sept. 2023)

Anastasia Patan

  • Veterinary Technician Trainee

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since Sept. 2023 in education as veterinary technician at the Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum für Pferde Großwallstadt Altano GmbH

Yardmen

Manon Scelle

Svenja Stoll

Horst Wolf

  • Schmied

Miroslaw Jurkowski (Przemek)

  • Groom

Doru Niculae

  • Groom

Doru Andrei Niculae

  • Groom