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Services at the Birkenfeld Veterinary Hospital

Small animal veterinary medicine has advanced tremendously over the past years. As in people general practitioners are needed as well as experts in specific areas.

The Birkenfeld covers the most common and most important spcialty areas in clinical companion animal practice such as:

  • General Medicine
  • Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Dentistry

    General Medicine

    General medicine covers prophylaxis such as vaccination and preventive medical checkups, counseling re behaviour, nutriton etc. as well as thorough general health examination and treatment.

    Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

    The origin of lameness and paresis may be neurologic, orthopedic, metabolic, infectious etc. Such symptoms may be caused by a tumor, degenerative disease, trauma and other problems.

    In many cases thorough diagnostic procedures are needed. They may comprise clinical and neurological investigations, x-rays with and without contrast media, arthroscopy, computed tomography etc.

    Fracture treatment is performed an the basis of bone plates, wires and pins, external fixation etc. according to the needs.

    Soft Tissue Surgery

    Surgeries of the digestive tract, liver, spleen, urogenital system and other including heart surgery are routine. Where possible minimal invasive procedures (partial pericardectomy, arthroscopic surgery, etc.) are preferred.


    Problems connected with spinal discs such as protrusions, inflammatory and neoplastic lesions are common and need thorough diagnostic procedures as well as precise surgical interventions such as laminectomies, other bone removel and stabilization procedures.

    Internal Medicine

    The diagnostic approach to gastro-intestinal, liver, kidney, hormone producing organ, lung etc. diseases is supportedby a wide range of advanced diagnostic tools such as in-house lab (tests for bacteria, fungi, parasites, hormone essays, blood chemistry, etc.) direct x-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, ensocopy etc.


    Ultrasonographic evalution of the heartfunction has becomeamainstay in thediagnosis of heartproblems also indogs and cats.

    EKG, x-rays, blood analysis and clinical examination remain important diagnostic procedures.


    Special emphasis is given to the diagnosis and the management of chronic allergic skin diseases, such as canine atopic dermatitis and food hypersensitivity.

    Intradermal skin tests, tests for microbial overgrowth, hormon function tests, biosies, tests for parasites etc.


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