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Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning

Provider of educational services to the veterinary community!
Your Best Choice for Continuing Education · Blood Pressure – Pulse Wave Analysis (PWA), Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Animals.

VAHL · Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning

Provider of educational services to the veterinary community

As a distinguished provider of educational services for veterinary medicine, VAHL is your best choice for expanding your knowledge and practical skills. Our commitment to excellence and innovation is reflected in our comprehensive academic programs and continuing education trainings, carefully designed to provide veterinarians and professionals with cutting-edge knowledge in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation and sports medicine and cardiovascular monitoring/conditioning including blood pressure and pulse wave analysis (PWA).

VAHL has gained the worldwide reputation of offering and conducting high-quality, academic continuing professional development (CPD) programs. VAHL collaborates closely with renowned universities like the University of Tennessee (UT) USA, Veterinary University of Vienna Austria and the LMU Munich Germany as well as with specialized clinics all over the world.

Our Mission

Whether by professional body obligation or as a voluntary option, almost every professional within the veterinary sector undertakes some form of Continuing Professional Development.

Our missions are:

  • To facilitate continuing education for the veterinary and rehab community by delivering valuable and applicable knowledge for your daily patients.
  • To bridge the gap between theoretical foundations and practical skills.
  • To train professionals who share a common interest in helping animals recover from illness and/or injury.
  • To connect specialists all around the world.
  • To enable the animals to heal/keep fit the best possible and sustainable way while respecting animal welfare.

We want to empower you to achieve your full potential.

Our company offers:

  • Highest quality standards
  • Academic approach
  • Customer-oriented solutions
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Personalized care

Our Vision

Our vision is to advance animal physical therapy and rehabilitation, inspiring veterinary professionals and promoting its benefits across the field. Through high-quality education, onsite clinical lab days under supervision of experts of the fields and webinars, we empower professionals to enhance their knowledge and make a positive impact in animal care.

VAHL takes initiative, innovates, learns from experiences and embraces an entrepreneurial spirit.

We foster partnerships internally and externally, respect and leverage diversity, talent and culture of all people. As the global, exclusive license holder for the academic CCRP, CERP and CCFT programs through the University of Tennessee (USA) and for the academic VMPT program through the Veterinary University of Vienna Austria and the LMU Munich Germany, VAHL supports the veterinary community in providing a standardized, international certification in the field of rehabilitation and physical medicine and canine conditioning, respectively.

Now is a good time to become certified in this exciting field of re- and prehabilitation!



Our motivated team of experts has interdisciplinary skills and in-­depth experience.

Dr. med. vet. Beate Egner


Teresa Federsel

DVM, certified QM, Assistant to director

Concetta Stegmann

Sales books and accessories

Hiltrud Ehrentraut

Accounting, Office management

Dr. med. Barbara Esteve Ratsch

VET, CCRP, teaching and scientific support

Kieran Kumpf

IT & Technical Support