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Merger with practice Dr. Winand

21—04—2022 (Altano Gruppe) Merger with practice Dr. Winand

We would like to welcome the veterinary practice Dr. Winand in Bonn, located in the beautiful Rhineland near Cologne, to the Altano Group.
This practice was founded by Dr. Rainer Winand over 25 years ago as a mixed practice. In the spirit of James Herriot, dogs, cats, mice, cattle and even horses were treated from the very beginning. In 2006, Dr. Sarah Winand, then still a student of veterinary medicine, came into Dr. Rainer Winand's life and practice. Not only did the two become a married couple, but together they also initiated a change of direction in the practice, towards a focus on pure equine practice. 
Today, the heart of the practice is a team of 4 veterinarians, 2 veterinary assistants, 3 trainees and an office assistant that has grown over the years.

In keeping with the philosophy of being a contact person for the clients on whom they can always rely, trusting relationships with people and horses have developed over years and sometimes decades.
For very good outpatient equine medicine that is effective and also pleases the veterinarian and helpers, the practice's vehicles are equipped with modern diagnostic technology, X-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy.
In the field of internal medicine, an in-house laboratory helps to put diagnoses on a firm footing and to keep track of the severity of diseases. 

Orthopaedic cases, eye and skin diseases are part of the daily practice, as are injuries or minor operations. The practice has a special focus on equine dentistry. This is where Dr Sarah Winand has found her passion. The practice is equally dedicated to gynaecology and the care of broodmares. 

We are pleased to further expand the network in Germany and to welcome the veterinary practice Dr. Winand GmbH as a very valuable member of the team.

Dr Sarah Winand:
"In everyday life we are often the "fire brigade", but that also rarely makes it boring. Rescue, extinguish, recover is the motto when a pony is stuck in a manhole, a horse has jumped over the hanger pole or another has slid down a muddy embankment. 
It is precisely the securing of outpatient care for emergencies that is an organisational task for the coming years, not only in our region but in the whole country. The colic, the "three-legged", the pharyngitis, the fever horse - they all want and need to be cared for at short notice, which is often difficult to implement due to the shortage of veterinarians in many practices. We also want to meet this challenge with the support of the Altano Group and look forward to working together."