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:
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.
Das Suchsystem ermöglicht Ihnen schnell, die richtige Untersuchung aus dem breiten Angebot des Tierspitals ausfindig zu machen. Das Resultat enthält den Link, welcher Sie direkt zum richtigen Ansprechpartner führt.
Le système de recherche vous permet de trouver rapidement le bon examen parmi le large choix d’hôpitaux pour animaux. Le résultat contient le lien, qui vous mène directement à la bonne personne de contact.
Short scientific presentation (15 min. + 5 min. discussion) by students, postdocs or seniors to introduce ongoing projects or recently published work by Vetsuisse
A Swiss-German team presents a test that determines the amount of neutralising antibodies within a short time. The test was developed at the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) at the University of Bern and the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs BLV and evaluated in collaboration with the Ruhr University Bochum on serum samples from COVID-19 patients.
An international team with the participation of the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the University of Bern and the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs BLV was able to show that a protein of our immune system prevents the new coronavirus from fusing with host cells. This raises hopes for new therapeutic approaches.
One of the great mysteries of cancer research is why certain patients respond better to radiation therapy than others. Researchers at the University of Bern (S. Rottenberg research group) have now discovered which genes play an important role in this. This has led to new findings for cancer treatment.
The survival of grayling in the Rhine is threatened. The rising water temperatures in the
of global warming are causing them trouble - an NZZ am Sonntag article with statements by Dr. Heike Schmidt-Posthaus.
Newborn piglets often die painfully from an infection with an intestinal bacterium. A team of researchers from three faculties of the University of Bern has now discovered how the bacterium causes fatal intestinal bleeding. They have thus achieved a breakthrough in veterinary research. Now promising prospects for vaccines and medicines are opening up for human application.
Researchers from the Department of Virology and Veterinary Bacteriology at the University of Bern have cloned the new corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). These synthetic clones are now being used by research groups worldwide to test corona samples, find antiviral drugs and develop vaccines as quickly as possible. The method developed in Bern can also be used in the future to combat other highly infectious viruses.
If calves can spend more time in the open air, they fall ill less often and need fewer antibiotics. This is shown in a study by the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Berne, which developed a new management concept for calf fattening. The study was carried out in collaboration with IP-SUISSE and the Migros Cooperative Association.
Before they get their hands on real animals, students practise the right moves on lifelike animal models in the "Skills Lab" of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Berne. In a new workshop they also learn how to convey unpleasant messages to their masters and mistresses.
A class from the 10th school year of BVS Linde in Biel visited the Central Animal Facility at the University of Bern to learn more about animal welfare and animal testing. The visit was organised by two students themselves.
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