About us

The Healthcare-Academy Den Hoek team consists of very committed teachers who are nationally and internationally renowned. They inspire and challenge you to bring out the best in you, aimed at your professional and personal growth. Inspiring people, connecting people and personal growth are pivotal in our courses, besides developing new skills and achieving professional growth.

Our vision on Holistic Systems Medicine is the central theme in all our courses: The systems within an organism are interconnected: they communicate and interact. By combining several methods of treatment, a synergy is created. This gives you as a doctor or therapist the opportunity to provide the best possible personalized care. Every human or animal is unique in our opinion. This individual approach (personalised medicine) is paramount.
Wherever possible, the taught principles, techniques and methods of treatment are scientifically proven and tested.

Owner of the Healthcare-Academy Den Hoek is Eric Laarakker, holistic veterinarian and researcher. Coming forth from his drive to share knowledge and experiences, and stimulate the development of knowledge in systems medicine, he founded Healthcare-Academy Den Hoek in 2011. Before that time, the courses were organised by STEHD. Executive officer for Healthcare-Academy is Claudia de Gooijer-Kant, assisted by Aleid Hillebrand (holistic veterinarian).