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The animal patients can be brought to the university clinic with a referral from the veterinarian in charge and by prior appointment. Following the clinical examination, the animals are either treated as outpatients or admitted as inpatients, depending on the diagnosis.

Emergency Number

You can reach us at this number around the clock.

T +43 1 25077-5232
Contact the University Clinic

T +43 1 25077-5201

Mon–Fri: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Prior appointment is requested.

Contact Herd Health Management – Vetfarm

Chair of the University Clinic

Thomas Wittek

Univ.-Prof. Thomas Wittek, Dipl.ECBHM
T +43 1 25077-5200  

Services for Animal Owners and Veterinarians

Unit of Ruminant Medicine

We conduct research and teaching on internal and epidemic diseases in ruminants, including udder disorders and young animal diseases.

We run outpatient clinics for cattle, small ruminants and New World camelids.

Unit of Herd Health Management in Ruminants

We conduct scientific research, instruct students and offer postgraduate and continuing education.

Specialty Areas of the University Clinic for Ruminants


  • Surgical emergencies of all kinds
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery


  • Lameness diagnostics and diagnostic imaging
  • Conservative therapy
  • Surgical therapy
  • Routine hoof care

Internal Medicine

  • Clinical examinations
  • Diagnostic measures: examination of blood, urine, faeces and milk
  • Ultrasound and endoscopy
  • X-ray, magnetic resonance and computer tomography
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental medicine


  • Intensive farm analysis
  • Further investigations
  • Definition of targets
  • Discussion of various options for optimising operations or improving the situation
  • Joint development of a suitable strategy
  • Preparation of a visitation protocol

Sheep and Goats

  • Milk production: milk yield, milk protein and milk fat content, cell counts
  • Feeding: feed, silage care, water supply
  • Husbandry: housing system, hygiene, management
  • Udder health: milking process, California mastitis test, bacteriological examination

New World Camelids

  • Clinical examinations
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Blood and other laboratory tests
  • Imaging procedures, such as ultrasound, endoscopy and X-ray examination
  • CT or MRI examinations
  • Endoparasite prevention
  • Endoparasite monitoring