Over the past 12 years, I have been involved in many disciplines of veterinary medicine including clinical practice, research and environmental protection. I have expanded my veterinary experience through various projects, routine clinical practice and zoological medical rotations, both in Switzerland and internationally. These include:
- Zoo- and exotic animal medicine
- Laboratory animal medicine
- Ruminant medicine
- Swine medicine
- Animal husbandry and behaviour
Now I extend my professional knowledge in environmental sciences.Â In my MSc project, I investigate the effects of competition on the dynamics of an anuran community. Specifically,Â I investigate the consequences of competitor removal on the dynamics of Alytes obstetricans (Common Midwife Toad), Bufo bufo (Common Toad) and Rana temporaria (European Common Frog) using an experimental setup. In a full factorial block-design experiment, which contains treatments with three, two, one and no species, I investigate the effect of A.o. (assumed to be the dominant competitor) on B.b. and R.t. The animals are followed in mesocosms until complete metamorphosis. The body mass of the individuals and the survival will serve as indicators for the potential competition effect between and within the species. For more info in German, please visit my project page.
|2012-present||MSc Degree in Environmental Science||Inst of Evolutionary Biology and Env. Studies|
University of Zurich
|2003-2005||Degree of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine||University of Zurich|
|1998-2003||Diploma in Veterinary Medicine||University of Zurich|
Siebenrock KA, Fiechter R, Tannast M, Mamisch TC, von Rechenberg B. (2012)Experimentally induced cam impingement in the sheep hip.Â Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 31:580-7
Fiechter R, Deplazes P, Schnyder M (2012)Â Control of Giardia duodenalis in a dog kennel with ronidazole and intensive hygiene management,Â Veterinary Parasitology, 187:93-8.
Fiechter R, Grimm F, MÃ¼ller G, Schnyder M (2012)Â HÃ¤ufung von Ornithonyssus bacoti (Tropische Rattenmilbe) Infestationen bei Heimnagern und ihren Besitzern im Kanton ZÃ¼rich und der Ostschweiz.Â Schweizer Archiv fÃ¼r Tierheilkunde, Verlag Hans Huber,Â 79-85
Mamisch TC, Fiechter R, von Rechenberg B, Siebenrock KA (2008)Â 63 Experimentally induced early degeneration of the hip joint in a sheep model,Â Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Fiechter RÂ (2006)Â Am Schafmodell reproduziertes FemoroacetabulÃ¤rtes Impingement, hÃ¤ufigste Ursache der frÃ¼hen Osteoarthritis beim nichtdysplastischen HÃ¼ftgelenk des Menschen,Â Dissertation,Â UniversitÃ¤t ZÃ¼rich