Our team

ABOUT US

The veterinary practice Des Bergières is conveniently located inside the Des Bergières Migros MM shopping mall on the 2nd floor of the administrative buildings.

Being close to the motorway exit "Lausanne-Blécherette", the veterinary practice has the Migros MM covered parking and parking is offered to you during your consultations.

For customers preferring access by public transport, the veterinary practice is conveniently served by bus lines No. 2 and No. 21 of the TL, alighting at "Bergières" or "Boisy".

We have 2 fully equipped surgery rooms, which can be used at any time simultaneously to meet the potential urgency of operations.

HISTORY

The veterinary practice Des Bergières was formed in 1997 by Dr Marc Vingerhoets. With his extensive experience of surgery and internal medicine acquired during a variety of additional training and various stays in the academic sector in Switzerland and abroad, he has geared the services of the practice towards supporting each owner throughout the life of their pet and put all his energy into developing the quality, diversity and innovation of action, especially in his preferred field of surgery.

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OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Vets

Marc Vingerhoets

  • Founder of the veterinary practice Des Bergières in 1997, veterinary partner.
  • Languages spoken: French, German, English
  • Veterinary doctor graduate approved by the Swiss Confederation in 1983.
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine approved by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bern in 1987
  • Accredited medical internship and small animal surgery from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration) graduate from the HEC School of the University of Lausanne in 1989
  • FVH-approved specialist since 1993
  • President of the Canton of Vaud Veterinary Society between 2007 and 2013
  • Approved by the Swiss Cynological society for the screening of knee dislocation since 1997
  • Postgraduate studies in joint surgery and neurosurgery at the University of Zurich in 1997
  • Postgraduate studies in laparoscopic digestive surgery at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg in 1999 and 2010
  • Postgraduate studies in laparoscopic surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris XI in 2000
  • Postgraduate studies in endoscopy for small animals at the Mediterranean Endoscopy Institute in Castellon in 2001
  • Postgraduate studies in total hip prothesis surgery at the University of Zurich in 2002
  • Postgraduate studies in arthroscopy for small animals at the University of Ghent in 2002 and 2004
  • Postgraduate studies in TTA surgery at the University of Zurich in 2004
  • Postgraduate studies in laser surgery techniques at the University of North Carolina
  • Postgraduate studies in laryngeal hemiplegia surgery at the University of Bern in 2009 and 2010.

Mélanie Lacombe

 

  • Has worked at the practice since September 2009, veterinary partner
  • Committee member of the of the ASA Foundation since December 2014
  • Committee member of the Animal Defence League of the Canton of Vaud since June 2015
  • Languages spoken: French, English
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine. Graduated from the veterinary university of Liège with major honours from the jury - 2008
  • Accredited internship in medicine and surgery of domestic carnivores - National Veterinary School in Lyons - 2009
  • Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine - IMAOV - 2012
  • Diploma in CES of traumatology and osteoarticular surgery - National Veterinary School in Toulouse - 2016
  • Postgraduate studies in urinary surgery - IRCAD institute in Strasbourg - 2014
  • Postgraduate studies in digestive surgery - IRCAD institute in Strasbourg - 2015
  • Postgraduate studies in Laser Therapy - Mikan Paris - 2015
  • Postgraduate  studies in arthroscopic surgery of domestic carnivores - School of surgery at the University of Lorraine – 2016

 

Florence Künzle

  • Languages spoken: French, German, English
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bern - 1997
  • Diploma in chiropractic from the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association) - 2011
  • Graduated in Chiropractic from the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) – 2011

Alexia Hamelin

  • Has worked at the practice since October 2016
  • Languages spoken: French, English
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine. Graduated from the National Veterinary School of Alfort in Paris - 2011
  • Accredited internship in medicine and surgery of small domestic animals at the National Veterinary School in Nantes – 2012
  • Former intern in surgery and emergencies of small domestic animals (pets) at the Veterinary Referral Centre for Surgery (VETREF) in Angers - 2013
  • Former hospital assistant in small domestic animal surgery at the National Veterinary School in Nantes - 2015
  • Postgraduate studies in abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, Level 1 AFVAC Course - 2012
  • Postgraduate studies in orthopedic surgery – AOVET courses in 2014 and 2015

The assistants and apprentices in Veterinary Medicine (AMV)

Our accredited assistants and apprentices take it in turns to welcome and advise you.

They assist the vets during further examinations and ensure the care and comfort of inpatients.

Maria Cerqueira Fernandes Figueira

  • CFC accredited assistant in veterinary medicine since 2014
  • Completed her apprenticeship within the veterinary practice Des Bergières

Claudia Perroud

  • CFC accredited assistant in veterinary medicine since 2014
  • Completed her apprenticeship with Dr Wolfgang Armbrust, Marin-Neuchâtel

Anaïs Wenger

  • CFC accredited assistant in veterinary medicine since 2014
  • Apprenticeship completed within the veterinary practice De Riantbosson in Geneva

Cindy Porchet

  • CFC accredited assistant in veterinary medicine since 2004
  • Apprenticeship completed within the veterinary practice De la Grange-Neuve
  • Being AMV accredited, she has worked in various different veterinary practices:
  • Veterinary practice De La Blécherette in Lausanne (2004-2010)
  • Veterinary practice Des Ducats in Orbe (replacements)
  • Joined the veterinary practice Des Bergières in 2014

Diogo Da Costa

  • Apprenticeship as veterinary medicine assistant in 2nd year of training

Jessica Chaveiro

  • Apprenticeship as veterinary medicine assistant in 1st year of training