Facts and Figures


University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Address: Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna
T +43 1 25077-0
F +43 1 25077-1090
Founded in: 1765


  • Campus: 1210 Vienna
    47 buildings comprising an area of 15 hectares, completed in 1996 
  • Research Institute of Wildlife and Ecology and Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology: 1160 Vienna
  • Teaching and Research farm: 2563 Pottenstein (Lower Austria)
  • Austrian Bird Observatory, Seebarn

The management of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

The Rectorate, comprising the rector and the vice-rectors, is responsible for the operational management of the university. The University Council and the Senate co-determine and co-supervise all activities of the university.

  • Rector: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Winter, Dipl. ECBHM
  • Head of University Council: Mag. Edeltraud Stiftinger
  • Head of Senate: Univ.Prof. Dr. Anja Joachim

Responsibilities of the University

The responsibilities of the university include research, teaching and operation of the animal hospital, assisted by the service departments of the university.



(as of January 5, 2017)

  • Number of employees: 1,383, out of whom 885 women
  • out of whom 691 are academic staff
  • including 39 professors
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(as of 05.01.2017)

  • 2.409 Students total, out of whom 1.894 women
  • 255 completed studies in 2016
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Research conducted at our university is cantered on five main research profile areas:

  1. Physiological processes
  2. Infection and prevention, focus on farm animals
  3. Animal models and veterinary biotechnology
  4. Food safety and risk analysis
  5. Animal behaviour and human-animal-interactions

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Residency programmes at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna


The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, offers the following residency programmes under supervision of the following diplomates:

  • European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR)
    Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Aurich, Dipl. ECAR
  • European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marc Drillich, Dipl. ECBHM
  • European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. René van den Hoven, Dipl. ECEIM, Dipl. ECVPT
  • European College of Porcine Health Management(ECPHM)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Isabel Hennig-Pauka, Dipl. ECPHM
  • European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hess, Dipl. ECPVS
  • European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Yves Moens, Dipl. ECVA
  • European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP)
    Ass.-Prof. Dr. Ilse Schwendenwein, Dipl. ECVCP
  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA)
    Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hirt, Dipl. ECVIM-CA
  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Companion Animals, Oncology (ECVIM-CA, Oncology)
    Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Miriam Kleiter, Dipl. ACVR-RO, Dipl. ECVIM-CA
  • European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO)
    Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Nell, Dipl. ECVO
  • European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt, Dipl. ECVP
  • European College of Veterinary Surgery, Small Animal Surgery (ECVS)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, Dipl. ECVS
  • European College of Veterinary Surgery, Large Animals - Equine (ECVS)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florien Jenner, Dipl. ECVS, Dipl. ACVS
  • European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC)
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anja Joachim, Dipl. EVPC

Resideny Programme

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Chart Residency-Programme [Link 4]

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Further informations


Certificate "hochschuleundfamilie"

Logo des Zertifikats hochschuleundfamilie [Link 8]

Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to own the certificate "hochschule-
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