Department of Veterinary Medicine

Address Oertzenweg 19 b
14163 Berlin
Wheelchair Access Handicapped Parking Elevator at least 140 x 110 cm Handicapped Bathroom
Telephone +49 30 838-624 24; -624 26
Fax +49 30 838-624 31
Email info@vetmed.fu-berlin.de
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www.vetmed.fu-berlin.de/en

Practical courses are held in the dissection lab at the Institute of Veterinary Anatomy. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin At the Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, basic training courses are held for scientists from developing and emerging countries. | Image Credit: Reinhard Fries The Institute of Animal Nutrition is located near Domäne Dahlem at Königin-Luise-Str. 49, Building 8. | Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher Molecular biological study is done on Campylobacter. They are among the zoonotic pathogens that can be transmitted through food and cause inflammatory diarrhea in humans. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin The Institute of Food Hygiene is located on the Düppel campus at Königsweg 69. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin In the research group "Vibrio" bacteria are examined that are found in coastal waters or aquaculture. Around the world these bacteria are increasingly causing more infections after the consumption of fish and seafood. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin Eye examination in the Small Animal Clinic: There are special office hours for eye, heart, skin, and dental problems. By appointment only. | Image Credit: Uwe Leinen The Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry is located on the Düppel campus at Oertzenweg 19b, Building 12. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin In the histology course students examine tissues and cells under the microscope. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin The Small Animal Clinic has general office hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Image Credit: Uwe Leinen At the Institute of Food Hygiene (WE 8), microbiological testing is done on food. Microorganisms that are found to contaminate food are recorded in a database for further research purposes. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin Two institutes are located at Koserstraße 20 in Dahlem: The Institute of Veterinary Anatomy is in Building 1, and the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology is in Building 14. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin Using an electron microscope to investigate specimens | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin The Gurlt Collection at the Institute of Veterinary Anatomy is open to the public. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin The Institute of Animal Welfare and Behavior is located on the Düppel campus at Oertzenweg 19b (Building 6). The library of the Department of Veterinary Science is located on the second floor of the same building. | Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher Each year some 20,000 dogs, cats, pets, animals from shelters, and exotic animals are treated in the Small Animal Clinic in Düppel at Oertzenweg 19b, Building 20. | Image Credit: Uwe Leinen Lab work at the institute: in the chemistry working group, for example, food is tested and categorized according to legal standards. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin The Small Animal Clinic has special office hours for treating animals from animal shelters and wild animals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 until 11:30 a.m. | Image Credit: Uwe Leinen The Institute of Veterinary Physiology is located in Düppel at Oertzenweg 19b. A total of seven different institutes and clinics of the department are located there. | Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin

At a Glance

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is a prestigious center of research in veterinary medicine and veterinary care services. It is one of only five sites in Germany offering veterinary education and training. The research activities of the Department’s 20 academic and clinical units take an interdisciplinary approach and are part of a worldwide network.

For its roughly 500 employees as well as external parties, the Department has a training center, Veterinarium Progressum, on the Düppel campus. The holdings of the Veterinary Library include approximately 160,000 volumes.

The veterinary research performed within the Department traditionally focuses especially on food safety and product quality in foods from animal sources. But animal welfare and the yield, health, and reproduction of livestock are also studied within the Department, along with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, skin, and kidneys in animals.

In one Collaborative Research Group (SFB) 852 “Nutrition and Intestinal Microbiota - Host Interactions in the Pig,” probiotic and microbiotic research is studying the effects of dietary factors on the intestinal function and overall animal health in pigs.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) set up an International Research Training Group "Functional Molecular Infection Epidemiology" at the Department. In cooperation with researchers from the University of Hyderabad, veterinary researchers from the Department investigate the susceptibility to disease as a function of genetic factors.

Last Update: Feb 12, 2013