Focus and Scope

The journal Tierärztliche Praxis with its two editions (Edition K: Kleintiere/Heimtiere, small animals; and Edition G: Grosstiere/Nutztiere, large animals) is the only German veterinary journal which clearly focuses on the differing information needs of small animal or large animal veterinarians. It aims to bridge gaps between latest developments in clinical veterinary medicine and the needs and knowledge of practitioners. The specialised veterinarian will find peer-reviewed original articles as well as state of the art reviews about the latest developments in therapy, surgery and diagnostic imaging procedures. The student or beginning veterinarian will find educational articles and case reports with a high practical value within the section “For Study and Practice”. Each article contains a “Conclusion for the Practice” for the hasty reader and many excellent, mostly coloured figures. Furthermore, each issue contains one CME article approved by the German Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung (ATF).

Target group:

General information:
2017, Volume 45 (6 issues per year), ISSN 1434-123
Impact Factor 2015: 0.305

Indexed in Medline, Focus On: Veterinary Science & Medicine, SciSearch, Index Veterinarius, Veterinary Bulletin, Animal Science Database, Animal Production Database, AgBiotechNet, Veterinary Science Database, SCOPUS, EM Biology, Science Citation Index Expanded and Zoological Record.

Readers` Benefits
“Current State of the Art” content provided by leaders in their field.
A “Conclusion for the Practice” at the end of each article which highlights the most important finding of this article for the practitioner.
Many excellent colour photographs and radiographic or other diagnostic images within the articles.
Abstracts of the meetings of the associated societies. Concise Literature surveys and Book reviews.

Authors` Benefits
Well known national and international experts as reviewers and editors. Manuscript submission online
A profound and automated review procedure which allows insight at each step of the review process. Approved publication platform for many colleges of the European Boards of Veterinary Specialisations,
Additional material (figures, tables, video) available online. Some articles are translated into English and are freely available online.

European Board of Veterinary Specialisation

Tierärztliche Praxis is approved as publication platform or on the recommending reading list of many colleges of the European Boards of Veterinary Specialisations
( Due to the strict double-blind peer-review of the journal, it has been approved by:




European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging




European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals

It has been additionally approved or is on the recommended reading list of:




European College of Zoological Medicine




European College of Veterinary Surgeons

Only the English articles of the journal are approved by:




European College of Animal Reproduction




European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia




European College of Veterinary Dermatology




European College of Veterinary Pathologists

In cases of ambiguity please contact the corresponding college directly

Official journal

Tierärztliche Praxis is the official journal of the following sub-specialties of the German Veterinary Medical Society (Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft, DVG):
InnLab (Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology)
Veterinary Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Emergency Care, and Pain Management
Zoo Birds, Wild Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish

EAAV German-speaking section of the European Association of Avian Veterinarians