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

Richard Weilenmann
President
Dr.med.vet., FVH, DECLAM, MSc, Dipl.SVLAS
Maike Heimann
Vice-president
Dr.med.vet., Dipl.SVLAS
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

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

september 2018

02sepAll Day05EUROTOX 201854th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology

12sepAll Day14GV SOLAS & IGTPConress of Die Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde / Society of Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS)

23sepAll Day2621st EUSAATEuropean Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing

30sepAll DaySafety Pharmacology Society 2018 Annual Meetingby Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS)

october 2018

04octAll Day05Fondazione Guido BernardiniSeminar "The Digital (R)evolution? Technologies to power animal facilities and science"

15octAll Day16ESLAV, ECLAM, AAALAC International and SECAL ConferenceBarcelona, Spain

28octAll Day01novAALAS National MeetingAmerican Association for Laboratory Animal Science

november 2018

01novAll DayAnimal Free Research ForumZürich, Switzerland

15novAll DayPrimate Welfare MeetingLondon, UK

20novAll Day21Meeting of the SGVSchweizer Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde / Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV)

june 2019

10junAll Day1314th FELASA CongressFederation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association

JOBS

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Tierschutzbeauftragte/r
Abteilung Tierschutz der Universität Zürich
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Animal Welfare Officer position at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology, Basel
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Animal Welfare Officer
Lausanne (CH) within the Center of PhenoGenomics at EPF 
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Laboratory Animal Technician (50%)
Universität Fribourg
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Organisations

Training and Education

Journals

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