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.