Equine clinic : Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum Karthaus GmbH

At the forefront of the latest innovations, the Karthaus GMBH Veterinary Competence Center is dedicated to horse health. The complex deals with all equine veterinary medicine: orthopedics, ophthalmology, intensive care, internal medicine, dentistry, and gynecology. Guided tour of this place steeped in history located near Münster, in Westphalia (Germany).

Equine surgery, and more

Within the clinic, there are 89 people working in all positions, including 23 veterinarians. More than 90 boxes are at the disposal of the residents cared for as well as the horses passing through.

Equine surgery takes a large part of the overall business and among them:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Emergency surgery
  • Caesarean
  • Laparoscopy (specific to the abdominal cavity)
  • Castration
  • Laryngeal surgery
  • Foal surgery

In addition to a complete equine activity, the clinic also treats cattle and small animals (dogs, cats and NACs) in a space specifically reserved for them.

On the locomotion side, it is Elisa Dorrego Keiter, DVM who is responsible for the orthopedic department of the structure. X-rays, ultrasound, scintigraphy, computed tomography… There is no shortage of diagnostic means within the clinic to complete the locomotion examinations of practitioners. Also attentive to new technologies, Dr Dorrego Keiter is one of the veterinarians equipped with Tendiboots connected horseboots. A tool considered easy to use in field conditions, especially in the case of a change of fitting so that the farrier can obtain additional information on the evolution of locomotion.

The Altano Group

Like famous European equine clinics such as Clinique Equine de Grosbois (France) and SMDC (Netherlands), Karthaus clinic is a member of the Altano Group.

This veterinary group, specialized in equine, has 39 member equine clinics. Mainly based in Germany, Sweden and Denmark, Altano Group supports equine veterinary clinics, in particular through the group purchase of drugs/equipment, the financing of infrastructure, administrative and legal support and the recruitment of employees.

A place steeped in history

At the Karthaus Clinic, the veterinary medicine practiced and the equipment used remain at the cutting edge of technology and the latest advances in equine veterinary medicine. Nevertheless, the clinic is located in a place steeped in history, as evidenced by the building reserved for horses followed for ophthalmological care. This stable, formerly intended for the work horses of the monks who occupied the premises, has a magnificent architecture. The thin windows promote a soft luminosity, favorable to the recovery and the rest of the horses during the care of their eyes!


More information : 

Tierklinik Karthaus
Weddern 16 c
48249 Dülmen


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