About Dr. Tina
Dr. Tina grew up in Cologne, Germany. As a child she had various pets and developed a passion for dogs and horseback riding. Her father was an internal medicine doctor in Cologne and her mother worked as a physiotherapist.
Tina’s love of animals and her exposure to the medical world through her parents led her to Veterinary School in Hannover. During her time there she took the opportunities presented to her to participate in exchange programs with other Veterinary Schools in Utrecht, Holland and Cambridge, England.
From the outset, Dr. Tina was intrigued by the role that good nutrition and alternative therapies could play in the maintenance of good health in both animals and people. After completing her veterinary education at Hannover in 1992, she stayed on at Hannover to complete a dissertation in veterinary microbiology and then, in 1993, in the United Kingdom joined a large, well-established small animal and equine practice.
In 1995, Dr. Tina relocated to the USA. She joined a well-known holistic veterinary practice in Westchester County, New York.
After her arrival in the US, Dr. Tina trained with and achieved certification by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and underwent training in Veterinary Chiropractic Therapy at Tufts University.
In 2005, Dr. Tina and her husband opened a joint practice at their farm in Ancramdale, Columbia County, New York. Her rationale in opening the practice was to provide a comprehensive combination of conventional and alternative veterinary therapies for small animals and horses, in an approachable and medically current manner.
In 2014, the joint practice was split and Dr. Tina opened Integrative Animal Care at the same location in Ancramdale.
When Dr. Tina is not at work, she likes to play in a number of different ways; snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, sailing, horseback riding and gardening are all on her list of hobbies.
Dr. Tina is a proponent of Integrative Veterinary Medicine
The treatments and procedures she uses combine conventional and alternative therapies to best suit the needs of her clients and patients.