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Professional postgraduate education

The ABnR Academy was founded by Dr. Nadine Blum & Dr. Julia Rohrbach in 2020.
It specifically focusses on integrating current state-of-the-art knowledge of scientifically based school medical treatment and manual and complementary rehabilitation techniques.

The ABnR provides the integrative missing link between different competitive professions to enable optimized complementary use of different techniques to the best of our patients. In this dedication the ABnR is engaging a unique position within the field of professional postgraduate education.

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Dr. Nadine Blum
Founder of ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum&Rohrbach Veterinäre PartGmbB

  • DVM, Equine Hospital ´Tierklinik Lüsche GmbH´
  • Board Certified Specialist in Equine Medicine (GER)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Equine Chiropractic (A) (IAVC, IVCA)
  • Equine Ostopath and Physiotherapist (DIPO)
  • Associate Lecturer at Veterinary University of Giessen – GER
  • Co-Founder of the ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum&Rohrbach Veterinäre PartGmbB (ABnR)

Dr. Nadine Blum graduated from Veterinary University in Gießen, Germany in 2000. Her special interest in equine orthopedics guided her to her doctor thesis and postgraduate doctor´s degree.

Due to her focus and main interest into anatomy and biomechanics she completed the osteopathic and physiotherapeutic education at the German Institute for Equine Osteopathy (DIPO) from 2005-2007 and was certified by the German National Federation (FN).

In 2009 Dr. Nadine Blum passed the animal chiropractic education at the IAVC (International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic) and was certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).

Whilst working in various equine hospitals in Germany and overseas Dr. Nadine Blum was always dedicated to the integrative orthopedic care of sports horses as a specialist in equine medicine and animal chiropractic, which led her to the position as senior vet and assistant medical director in rehabilitation at the equine hospital ´Tierklinik Lüsche GmbH´, Germany in 2016.

Besides main occupation as a vet Dr. Nadine Blum is committed to teaching as associate lecturer at Veterinary University of Giessen and Leipzig, Germany and was a private lecturer at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) before she co-founded the ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum&Rohrbach Veterinäre PartGmbB.

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Dr. Julia Rohrbach
Founder of ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum&Rohrbach Veterinäre PartGmbB

  • DVM, Tierärztliche Praxis für Pferde Dr. Karl Grieshaber
  • Co-Founder and Owner of ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum&Rohrbach Veterinäre PartGmbB
  • Board Certified Specialist in Animal Chiropractic (IAVC, IVCA)
  • Stammer-Kinetics® – Motion Analysis and functional Mobilisation
  • Myofascial Release Technique and Dry Needling

Dr. Julia Rohrbach graduated 2006 from the ‚Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover‘ in Germany. Since Julia was always interested in equine medicine and especially orthopedics she started working at the ‚Pferdeklinik Bargteheide‘ in northern Germany where she could not only learn from well known experts in this field but also conducted a study about the equine cervical spine together with the University of Zurich which promoted her to a doctor of veterinary medicine.

In the following years Julia worked in the orthopedic departments of renown equine hospitals and took part in extra-occupational CPD programs to deepen her skills and knowledge about biomechanics, rehabilitation, chiropractic and physiotherapy.

In 2010 she graduated from the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) and got certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). In 2021 she became a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Chiropractic by the Austrian Chamber of Veterinarians.
For more than a decade Julia lectures on national and international congresses and teaches colleagues in CE seminars. In January 2021 she founded the ‚ABnR – Akademie Dres. Blum & Rohrbach’ – a private educational institute – together with her colleague Dr. Nadine Blum and they launched their six course CPD series ‚Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation’.

At the same time her heart is still in the care for her patients and she works as an equine veterinarian in the south of Germany at a clinic specialized on integrative orthopedic medicine combining school medicine, veterinary chiropractic and rehabilitation.

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