Why Join Our Summer School
Learning about animal welfare, veterinary ethics, law and communication skills in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
VetNEST Summer School 2021 (ONLINE EVENT)
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Host institution for 2024
The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni), founded in 1765 by Empress Maria Theresa, is the only academic institution for veterinary education and research in Austria and the oldest in the German-speaking world.
Prof. dr.Herwig Grimm
Herwig Grimm studied philosophy at the Universities of Salzburg, Zurich and Munich, main emphasis on ethics and applied ethics. In 2004 he earned his Master’s degree in Salzburg with a thesis on “Moral Standing of Animals? – Approaching the subject with discourse ethics”. From 2004 to 2011 he was a scientific assistant at the interdisciplinary Institute for Technology, Theology and Natural sciences in Munich. He took his doctoral degree at the Munich School of Philosophy…
Prof. dr. Vlatko Ilieski
Prof. Dr. Vlatko Ilieski graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb, Croatia, received his PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine specialist at the European college for Animal welfare, Ethics and Law. As university professor he is lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate studies with big international experiences. He has international teaching experiences as visiting professor at University of Ljubljana, Zagreb teaching animal welfare…
Prof. dr.Kresimir Severin
Associate Professor Krešimir Severin, DVM, PhD (Zagreb, 1976), after taking his degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, worked from 2003 as a research fellow at the Department for Game Biology, Pathology and Breeding. From 2009 – 2011 he was employed at the Department of Forensic and State Veterinary Medicine as a teaching assistant, and from 2011-2013 as assistant professor…
Dr. Christian Dürnberger
Veterinary Ethics, Philosophy of Man-Nature-Relationship
Christian Dürnberger studied philosophy and communication sciences at the University of Vienna. His diploma thesis was an interpretation of the concept “axis time” from the perspective of a philosophy of communication.After the completion of his studies, he moved to Munich, where he dealt with question of applied ethics concerning agriculture and the relationship of man and nature at different institutions.He graduated at the Munich School of Philosophy (Hochschule für Philosophie München)…
Dr. Svenja Springer
Svenja Springer graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Vetmeduni Vienna in 2014, focusing on laboratory animal science. During her studies, she gained experience in veterinary medical ethics and has been a scholar and doctoral candidate at the Unit of Ethics and Human-Animal Studies at the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna since September 2014. She became acquainted with this interdisciplinary field when working on her diploma thesis, investigating questions concerning veterinarians as well as the ethical perspective of issues regarding euthanasia in small animal practice.
He started his PhD studies at the Faculty for veterinary medicine, Skopje – Animal Welfare and Animal Hygiene. He wrote many papers on animal welfare and is participating in many projects (finished and ongoing). He is now Deputy Head of the Center for Animal Welfare at the Faculty for Veterinary Medicine
Head of Reception desk and Laboratory Information System at the Veterinary Institute
Center for Animal Welfare at the Faculty for Veterinary Medicine…
Animal Protection and WelfareAnimal Welfare Assessment
Prof. Ing. Eva Voslarova, Ph.D. graduated from the Mendel University Brno (Ing.) in 2001. She achieved Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Public Health and Animal Protection (2004), habilitation (Doc.) in Animal Protection and Welfare (2008) and full professorship (Prof.) in Animal Protection and Welfare (2019) at the University of Veterinary Sciences Brno. As university professor and the Head of Animal Protection and Welfare Unit at the University of Veterinary Sciences Brno, she is responsible for…
Prof. dr. sc.
Department of Communication
Studied philosophy and theology in Zagreb and Rome (Pontificia Università Gregoriana), received a doctorate in communication sciences in 1996 at the Università Pontificia Salesiana in Rome. He trained professionally at Radiotelevisione Italiana in Rome, Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne and at CJMR Radio in Toronto (Oakville). Permanently employed at Croatian Studies from 2007 until the academic year 2016/2017. held various positions, and since the academic year 2019/2020 He is the head of the Department of Communication….
Animal Hygiene, Behaviour and Welfare
Mario Ostović is Associate Professor at Department of Animal Hygiene, Behaviour and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. At the same Department, he graduated in 2005 and earned PhD degree in 2012. He is subject head and lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and head of the postgraduate master study Farm Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb. In the 2011-2014 period, Assoc. Prof. Mario Ostović was engaged as associate on the international FP7 project…
Animal WelfareAnimal abuse and legal aspects: Criminal and criminological aspects of animal welfare.
Szilvia Vetter is the head of the Center for Animal Welfare of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest as a research fellow, developer and lecturer of a new mandatory multidisciplinary course for veterinary students in their fourth year called “Comparative Animal Protection”. She is a voting member of the National Animal Protection Council representing the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest…
Information Systems and Management
With the cooperation of his colleagues veterinarians from FVMS, he finished his master’s thesis with a computer network simulation entitled “Application and evaluation of routing protocols in wireless sensory networks” applied to the application for monitoring the state of the animals (cattle) on the farm. Since December 2022, he has been a full-time teacher employed at the School of Computer Science and Technology at UACS and in May 2023 finished his Ph.D. Studies in Information Systems and Management at the School of Business Economics and Management at UACS.
Animal WelfareAnimal abuse and legal aspects: Pathological aspects of animal abuse
Mira Mandoki is an associate professor and head of the Department of Pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Hungary, but she is also involved in educational research at the university. Few years ago she formed an e-learning research group at the University. On her initiation teacher training courses are also introduced. She organized the trainings on important issues, such as presentation techniques, assessment and feedback, gamification in teaching, non-violent and intercultural communication…
Practice makes perfect
We know about your hectic schedule. We also know the only way you truly understand a subject is by practicing it in a real environment. This is why we’ve set a playground area that’s full of hours of exercises, questions and challenges. It even has a gaming section.
Striving for improvement
The Summer school includes class and practical work, group activities and farm visit with a focus on animal welfare, ethics, law and communication skills.
Learn from the very best
Join our summer school and start building the veterinary career. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s veterinary medicine.