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Dr Stephan Leser

Dr Stephan Leser was born in in 1979 and studied veterinary medicine at Andrássy University in Budapest, Hungary, from 2002 to 2004. He then studied at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Dr Leser worked as a junior vet and research assistant for Professor Gerhards at the Equine Hospital of LMU Munich. During this time, he wrote his doctoral thesis in 2010 on the topic of direct intraluminal wound closure as treatment of an artificial fourth-degree rectal perforation. He began to specialise in ophthalmology during his time as a junior vet. Dr Leser successfully completed his additional training in equine ophthalmology in 2012.

On 1 April 2013, Dr Stephan Leser took over management of the Wiedaugrund Animal Hospital in Rotenburg (Wümme) with Dr Jens Körner. Since the horse hospital was moved to Sittensen and renamed Hanse Equine Hospital in March 2019, Dr Stephan Leser has managed the specialist clinic together with Dr Jens Körner and Dr Olivier Brandenberger and broadened the hospital’s fields of expertise.

Dr Stephen Leser is the responsible manager of ophthalmology at Hanse Equine Hospital and also manages general surgery together with Dr Brandenberger. Dr Leser performs an average of 750 eye surgeries on horses a year in both Germany and other European countries. He has also held talks worldwide on the latest therapeutic approaches to ophthalmology for horses. Dr Leser performs an average of 750 eye surgeries on horses a year in both Germany and other European countries. He has also held talks worldwide on the latest therapeutic approaches to ophthalmology for horses.

2017: Authorised trainer in equine ophthalmology
2015: Advanced surgeon in ophthalmology
2012: Additional training in equine ophthalmology