SAVIR stands for Swiss Association of Veterinarians in Industry and Research. SAVIR provides support with its creative network of veterinarians working in the fields of business, industry, research and education.  SAVIR was founded as an association in 2002.

Diplomate Specialised Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Science (Dipl.SVLAS)

SAVIR awards the Swiss title of Diplomate Specialized Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Science / Dipl. SVLAS. The postgraduate education of veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal science to graduated specialist veterinarians represents a recognition of professional competences according to the corresponding catalogue of competences.

For further information please klick here: www.svlas.ch

BOARD

Maike Heimann
President
Dr.med.vet.,  Dipl.SVLAS
Christina Simon
Vice-president
Dr.med.vet.
Claudia Weigt
Actuary
Dr.med.vet., Dipl.SVLAS
Henning Richter
Treasurer
Dr.med.vet., Dipl.SVLAS

WHY BE A MEMBER?

Benefit from the network, specific further education and representation of interests of the profession in national and international committees. SAVIR provides veterinarians and students with the necessary professional contacts and coaching for their professional orientation or career and career planning. SAVIR also awards the Swiss title of Diplomate Specialized Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Science / Dipl. SVLAS as postgraduate education of veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal science. In addition, SAVIR is a member of the European association EVERI (European Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry).This collaboration gives students who are members of SAVIR the opportunity to take part in a 2-week internship in the field of experimental animals, aquatic life or bees. The contact to the internshipis provided by EVERI. In addition, the internship is supported by EVERI with up to 800 €. Experience reports of already completed internships can be found here: Report 2, Report 1
Do you feel addressed and would you like to support SAVIR? Become a member! The membership fee is CHF 80.- per year (40.- for students).
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member, please use the contact form or the membership application form. Your request will be answered as soon as possible.
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NEWS

Potential ban of import of Xenopus laevis in the EU (import to CH!)
A risk assessment of X. laevis as an invasive organism has been undertaken by the EU and is open for comment, at the moment it strongly recommends the inclusion of X. laevis on the register. According to the EU’s publication (https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/6f9e5ecf-c81f-11e6-a6db-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF, Page 19), the consequence of X. laevis being added to the register would be that it would become illegal to import them, reproduce them, transport them, sell them, use them, possess them or release them into the environment, although exceptions would be allowed for justified reasons such as research. Full information and statement from Prof. Matt Guille, University Portsmouth see here.

 

Communication on Veterinary Expert Title Dipl. SVLAS

Laboratory Animals, the international journal of Laboratory animal science, Medicine, Technology and welfare accepted a short communication about the expert title Dipl. SVLAS in the latest volume (Newly created title of the Diplomate Specialized Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Science (Dipl. SVLAS) awarded by the Swiss Association of Veterinarians in Industry and Research (SAVIR), Heimann M., Laboratory Animals 2018, Vol. 52(6) 653–654)

 

Vet professional card (Tierärzteausweis )

The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (BLV) does not issue such ID cards! In Switzerland, the BAG, 3003 Berne, is responsible for issuing diplomas and identity cards for medical persons. Likewise, the BAG is responsible for the assessment resp. the recognition of foreign degrees in the field of medical professions.

More information can be found here:
General information recognition of foreign degrees
Vet identity card

STATUTES

The statutes of SAVIR (in German) can be found here:

Statutes

EVENTS + COURSES

Selected events for veterinarians in research and industry can be found in our event calendar. In addition, we recommend the following links if you need training and further education.

Institute of Laboratory Animal Science in cooperation with the ETH Zürich

Resal – lemanic animal facility network

SGV – Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association

FELASA- Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations

GST – Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Vet congress – Courses for veterinarians

For other organizations and institutions providing courses and trainings, please klick here.

EVENT CALENDER

(click on date for details)

august 2019

22aug12:04 pm12:04 pm13th Applied Biosafety Meeting , University of Berne

september 2019

02sepAll DaySwiss 3Rs Day60 years of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animal Experimentation

08sepAll Day11Eurotox Meeting 2019

13sepAll DayÖffentliches SGV/LS2 Symposium “Tierversuche im Dialog”Joint SGV/LS2 Symposium

26sepAll Day27Course "Microbiological Monitoring of Rodents: Traditional and Innovative Approaches"Fondazione Guido Bernardi; Milano

october 2019

02octAll Day04AFSTAL Meeting 2019

04octAll DayCourse "Severity and humane endpoints in fish research"Course in Norway

november 2019

15nov1:00 am1:00 amSeminar Tierethik - aktuelle und zukünftige HerausforderungenSeminar auf Deutsch und Französisch

21novAll Day22Course "Organizing and operating activities in a laboratory animal facility: II - Critical points and bottlenecks”Fondazione Guido Bernardi; Milano

december 2019

12dec(dec 12)1:00 am13(dec 13)1:00 amSGV Meeting2-day Congress of the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association/Schweizer Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde

JOBS

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Impfkontrolle Veterinärmedizin
IVI, Mittelhäusern
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Preclinical Project Leader/Experimental Surgeon,
AO Foundation Davos
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Mitarbeiter/in Administration Belastungserfassung, 100%
Universität Zürich
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Animal Welfare Officer
Lausanne (CH) within the Center of PhenoGenomics at EPF 
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Wissenschaftliche Assistenzärztin / Wissenschaftlicher Assistenzarzt
Anatomisches Institut, Universität Zürich
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Practitioner veterinarian and Animal Welfare Officer 20-40%
NBE Therapeutics AG, Basel-Land
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Laboratory Animal Technician (50%)
Universität Fribourg
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Animal Welfare Officer position at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology, Basel
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