AniCura, one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals, acquires leading German clinic Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg Überweisungszentrum. The partnership strengthens AniCura’s specialised veterinary care services in southern Germany and provides extended opportunities for knowledge exchange and continuing education on a high level.
Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg originates from a small animal clinic founded in 1956 by Dr. Kurt-Heinz Unger. In 1989 his son Dr. Martin Unger, veterinarian and ECVS-Diplomate, joined and under his tenure as Managing Director grew the original hospital into larger facilities in central Augsburg. In 2013 Dr. Martin Unger and partners Claudia Schwedes, ECVIM-CA Diplomate, and veterinary specialist in small animal surgery Stefan Bentele, experienced the need for a new purpose-built, easily accessible specialised clinic. Two years later, Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg Überweisungszentrum opened just off the motorway that connects Munich with Stuttgart. The team comprises 55 veterinary professionals admitting almost 30 000 patients per year.
Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg is one of Germany’s top equipped clinics and offers around-the-clock opening hours. Referrals come mainly from Bavaria, but also from northern Austria. With five board certified veterinary specialists (Diplomates) and a large number of Fachtierärzte (German veterinary specialists), the clinic offers comprehensive specialities within surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, dentistry and intensive care. The facilities of 1 800 square metres are divided into two sections; one clinical and one administrative/educational with a lecturing theatre. The clinical section is fitted with a laboratory as well as top modern medical equipment, including ultrasound, CT (Computed Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
As part of their advanced continuing education, Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg frequently hosts seminars for referring veterinarians. Dr. Martin Unger has also been arranging a well-known international veterinary seminar since 2002 that has been taking place annually since 1979 in Flims, Switzerland, a tradition initiated by his father. Veterinarians from all over the German-speaking countries are invited to lectures held by authorities in specialised veterinary care.
─ We want to remain at the forefront of advanced veterinary care and believe being part of AniCura will help us achieve and maintain this goal. By borderless cooperation and knowledge exchange we can find synergetic effects that will have very positive impact on our work, says Dr. Martin Unger, Co-Practice Manager, Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg.
─ I am very pleased to welcome Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg to the AniCura family. The partnership will contribute to further development of specialised veterinary care to the benefit of companion animals and pet owners across Europe, says Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura.
For further information please contact
Dr. Martin Unger, Co-Practice Manager Kleintierspezialisten Augsburg, +49 821 4559000
Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura, +46 730 505 050