The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) at the University of Bern comprises clinics, institutes and offices. The Bern Animal Clinic is run by the clinics. The Veterinary Medicine faculty has set out a number of tasks in the three areas of research, teaching and service provision. These tasks are:
- Caring for the health and welfare of pets and companion animals (assistance and sporting animals)
- Maintaining the performance of farm animals and horses through researching, recognizing and tackling livestock epidemics, poor housing conditions and feeding problems
- Protecting the health of human beings through researching and combating diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans and through monitoring foodstuffs of animal origin
- Investigating the impact that animal pathogens have on the environment and the measures used to combat them
- Basic biomedical research into significant diseases affecting humans and animals
The future of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) of the University of Bern
In what was at the time the largest project of higher education reform in Switzerland, the Vetsuisse faculties of Bern and Zurich were merged into a single faculty with two sites. For more information, visit www.vetsuisse.ch.