Expert team

Get to know the faces behind Terra Canis

SVEN SCHMIDT

MASTER BUTCHER

After learning the butchery trade and following many years of experience in the Bavarian family butchery Schäbitz, Sven Schmidt is now responsible for the production of Terra Canis – because our master butcher Hermann Schäbitz is entering well-deserved retirement after more than 40 years in the industry. 


BIRGITTA ORNAU

FOUNDER

Even as a little girl, Birgitta Ornau loved dogs, cats and horses. When she got her first dog Sueno (= dream), which she rescued from being put down in Spain, she started to think about how dogs and cats can be fed in a way in which nature intended.


HERMANN SCHÄBITZ

MASTER BUTCHER

For almost 15 years, Hermann Schäbitz and his Bavarian family butcher’s shop has stood for the excellent, special quality of our menus. Pet food was produced for the first time in a genuine human food company using exclusively human-grade quality ingredients. As the exclusive supplier, partner and friend of Terra Canis, he was the figurehead for Terra Canis production right from the very beginning. With the opening of our new dedicated production facility, he will now be able to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. 


HANNA STEPHAN

VETERINARIAN

Veterinarian Katrin Stephan turned her passion for animals into a career and, as an expert in dog and cat nutrition, she is head of product development and nutritional advice at Terra Canis. 


DR. MARTIN BUCKSCH

VETERINARIAN

Dr Martin Bucksch is a veterinarian, author and keen dog owner. Since 2011 he has been providing Terra Canis with help and advice as consultant, product developer and medical adviser. In 1992 Dr Bucksch completed his studies in veterinary medicine in Italy with distinction. 


DR. ANNA-LENA ZIESE

VETERINARIAN

Dr Anna-Lena Ziese is part of our team of vets. She has specialist knowledge of animal nutrition and internal medicine which she brings to our nutrition advice and to the development of our products. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet's diet or about how to use our products.