University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Universities and higher education institutions that can award doctorates
Founded 1778
2.450 Students
2 Study Programmes
Clinical Skills Lab
Short information

Type of control

under public law



Semester dates

Winter Semester from 1st of October to 31th of March Summer Semester from 1st of April to 30th of September

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Bünteweg 2
D-30559 Hannover
Tel.: (+49) 511 953 6

University - The Particular

The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) is an independent university. It is the only independent veterinary training establishment in Germany. TiHo has six clinics, 19 institutes and three special units spread over two sites in Hannover, both of which have their own special charm. The university also has field offices in Ruthe near Sarstedt, in Bakum near Vechta and in Büsum at the North Sea coast.

Study Programme - Main Focus

Places at TiHo are highly coveted. The University receives many more applications than the 250 or so places available for first-year students in the subject of Veterinary Medicine each year. In addition to Veterinary Medicine, TiHo also offers degree programmes in Biology – in the Master's programme in Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences. TiHo has a student population of around 2,400, including Master's students and PhD students.

Background - The Insight

TiHo was founded in 1778 at the request of George III, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover. Originally called the Roß-Arzney-Schule, the establishment initially focused on equestrian studies, but soon developed to include the treatment of other animals. The first intake comprised 26 students, who took a one-year course in which mainly practical skills were taught. However, most students stayed on for two years – even then, the course was much shorter than it is today! It takes eleven semesters to study Veterinary Medicine.

What's special here?

For many years, the Clinical Skills Lab teaches students to master their veterinary skills before applying them to the animal. The students practice on models and simulators - for example, to take blood, to lay infusions, or to perform rectal examinations. The Clinical Skills Lab at the TiHo is the largest veterinary training center in Germany.

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