No more appointments

As of 2014 I do not offer consultations in private practices anymore. I am pursuing my work as researcher and lecturer at university  … more 


Teaching animal husbandry and care

Since 2011 I teach for the Swiss animal dealer association in Lausanne. This year I also participate in the training of animal keepers at the professional school EPSIC in Lausanne.  … more 


Radioprogram on animal communication

A subject that annoys, surprises, triggers smiles or disdain, and yet aleviates our daily grind some times. We are talking about animal communication. A radioprogram in French  … more 

Simon Ruegg

My philosophy

Respect for people, animals, the environment, society, human history and the wisdom of age is important to me. I feel responsible as a human being towards the successor generations and as a biological organism towards nature. Thus, I try to fulfil my daily tasks conscientious of their global consequences. One cannot be perfect but one can always improve. Mistakes are meant to teach us better and criticism is a reason to change.

Idealism must not paralyse, but it should generate new solutions for higher standards. Thus, since the beginning of my veterinary education, I aim to solve questions that have no answer to date. On my quest for solutions I have encountered concepts and methods that are known to many civilisations, and provide the back bone of traditional Chinese medicine, western naturopathy and orthodox medicine even today. They operate at the boundary between consciousness and subconsciousness.

Every disease has a significance for the organism concerned but also for its social and ecological environment in which it evolved. Thus, it offers an opportunity for everyone involved to develop and grow.

Individual biological organisms and social units are fit by nature with a multitude of mechanisms to deal with disturbances. I aim to utilise these possibilities as far as possible before turning to allopathic and surgical solutions. At times this may be painful for the human mind, but in the end, it is important that everyone is satisfied.

Simon Ruegg, in July 2009