Among the tasks of the Vetsuisse Faculty, is to convey veterinary students and persons in further education all the necessary scientific fundamentals for the understanding of biological correlation, in compliance with the dignity of the animals and instruct them in an excellent clinical veterinary medicine.

The Vetsuisse Faculty offers the following programs:

Interested in studying? Information can be obtained from the Advisory Center at the location faculties:

Studienfachberatung Vetsuisse-Fakultät Bern
Studienfachberatung Vetsuisse-Fakultät Zürich

For specific further education in clinics and institutes please contact the appropriate offices:

Standort Bern
Standort Zürich

Information on the job profile of a Veterinarian can be found at the Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Guidance Teleteaching-Hörsaal, Universität Irchel


The accreditation of the veterinary medicine degree programme is an element of quality assurance. The core of the procedure is the external assessment of the quality of the degree programme by national and international accreditation agencies. These consult experts (external university lecturers and students from other universities as well as representatives of professional practice).
The aim of accreditation is to ensure the quality of teaching and studies and thus the development of the degree programme, the international comparability of the degree, guidance for students, faculty members, employers and other stakeholders, and to increase the transparency of the degree programme.
The Vetsuisse Faculty was evaluated by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) for the first time in 2007 and recognised in 2008.
Based on the requirements of the Medical Professions Act (MedBG), accreditation was then carried out in 2010 together with the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ). The Vetsuisse Faculty with its two sites in Bern and Zurich was thus the second European faculty to be successfully accredited after Helsinki.
The last accreditation procedure was carried out in 2017. The Vetsuisse Faculty was accredited by the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE) in December 2017 and by the Swiss Accreditation Council in March 2018 without any conditions. The next accreditation by EAEVE and AAQ will take place in 2024. The accreditation procedure by AAQ will be completed in spring 2025.

Research and Service

The Vetsuisse Faculty promotes the health and well being of animals through application of excellent preventive and curative measures, as well as through innovative research and high- quality university instruction. The Vetsuisse Faculty fosters quality and safety of products of animal origin in the interest of human and animal health, in respect with the protection of the environment. Its tasks are:

  • research with the aim of gaining scientific knowledge, as well as applying and distributing it
  • fostering animal health and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses
  • to prevent the spread of animal illnesses
  • the furtherance of development and research of illness models on animals that are significant for human health

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