Why Join Our Summer School
To learn about responsibilities of veterinary professionals in small-scale farms, extensive production systems and industrialized agriculture.
our teaching team
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. From 2011 he has been a professor and the head of the unit “Ethics and Human-Animal-Studies” at the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna.
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. Member of the doctoral program “Model Organisms” in Biomedical and Veterinary Research at the University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
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. As a Ph.D. student he attended several long and short term specialization courses in the field of wildlife diseases, molecular diagnostics, and veterinary pathology.
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
DVM 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.
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). His doctoral thesis was on „Contradiction Nature.
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.