About Us

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty) at the University of Bern includes clinics, institutes and offices. The Bern Animal hospital with all its clincs is operated by the Vetsuisse Faculty.

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

Two locations, one faculty

Together with the site in Zurich, we form the Vetsuisse Faculty, the accredited training facility for veterinary medicine in the whole of Switzerland. The joint curriculum and the synergies from the two complementary locations increase the quality of teaching and research, improve the services offered in Bern and Zurich and strengthen our international competitiveness.