Dr. Thomas Stöckl
Veterinary specialist for horses
– with the Special field “orthopedics”
FEI Official Veterinarian
Thomas was born and raised up in Mainz (Germany) where he found at the age of 8 his passion for riding. Since that time he is closely associated with the equestrian sport and is still active on competitions himself.
The fascination for horses took him to the veterinary medicine.
Thomas studied at the Justus-Liebig-university in Giessen with the conclusion in 2008. During this time he attended already as an intern in equine clinics in Germany and the USA.
He wrote his doctor thesis in the field of diseases of the hoof- region (e.g. navicular disease) at the equine clinic „Burg Müggenhausen“. There he worked from 2008 to 2011 and gained the medical principles of equine orthopedics. During that time he has also attended many continuing education in clinics in France and the USA.
2009 Thomas got an additional qualification as „chiropractor for horses“ from the IAVC.
From 2012 until the end of 2013 he worked in the equine clinic „Binger Wald“, where he focused more and more on sports medicine, orthopedics and chiropractic treatments.
In January 2014 Thomas Stöckl took the step to independence and founded together with Elodie Weber the equine veterinary practice „TS Pferdepraxis“.
In April 2014, he passed the examination for „veterinary specialist for horses“ with the special field „orthopedics“.
Since 2015 Thomas participates regularly on “ISELP” trainings to refresh his orthopedic skills.
In January 2018 Thomas reached the state as „FEI Official Veterinarian“ and is now allowed to care for horses on international competitions.
In his work he combines orthopedic and chiropactic knowledge with experience gained from the equestrian sports.
Bachelor of science – Equine science
EU-License for equine artificial Insemination
Elodie is a native of Wasserbillig in Luxembourg and is closely associated with horses since her childhood. With the age of 7 her fascination for horses and riding began and brought her successfully to showjumping classes up to „M**“. As a student rider for the Luxembourgish team she sniffed international competition air in Ireland, Spain, Romania, Norway…through to the World University Equestrian Championships in Aachen 2012.
This passion were the foundation for her studies in „equine science“ in Vienna, where she concluded her bachelor 2011 as the best student of the year. During her studies she also got the license for artificial insemination in the EU (absolved in Neustadt/Dosse).
From 2012 to 2013 Elodie worked in the administration of the Luxembourgish Equestrian Federation (FLSE), where she gained experience in the management and organisation around the equestrian sports.
Since summer 2013, she is a part of the management of her familiy’s business „Superspatz sarl“ in Wasserbillig.
Elodie is responsible for the organisation in our veterinary practice and helps during the examination of the horses in the different stables. Since 2016 she also organizes the Stöckl-family, including Thomas, Eloi and Loïc.
Laura joined our team in May 2022.
The 22-year-old from Trier is doing an apprenticeship as a “veterinary assistant” in our practice.
This completes her CV as a rider, horse and dog owner, blacksmith’s assistant, gastro worker, karateka and junior karate trainer.
She supports Thomas with the on-site examinations, brings our equipment into shape, does PC work and has to learn all about the theory of veterinary medicine at the same time.