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Family festival for students, doctoral candidates and lecturers with children

On April 11, 2024, a colorful mix of students, doctoral candidates and lecturers came together at the department. Colorful above all because this meeting was specifically aimed at parents and their children at the department.

Apr 19, 2024

Web cam footage from the new nesting box for kestrels

Since the end of February, a nesting box for kestrels has been installed on the chimney of the Dean's building at the School of Veterinary Medicine. A web cam transmits images that have already turned some people into true kestrel fans: https://horst.vetmed.fu-berlin.de

Apr 11, 2024

Prize for excellent teaching goes to Prof. Sonja Bröer and Christina Herre

Congratulations! In the "pre-clinical training" category, Christina Herre received the award for her course lesson "Abdominalitus" as part of the Anatomy I - Situs course for the 2nd semester. Prof. Bröer received the teaching award in the "clinical training" category for the galenic practical course in her subject "Drug and Narcotics Law" in the 7th semester. The award ceremony took place on February 14 as part of the 3rd Berlin Veterinarians' Meeting, hosted by the  Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Veterinärmedizin an der Freien Universität Berlin e.V. and the  Berliner Tierärztliche Gesellschaft e.V. in the Equine Clinic lecture hall.

Feb 23, 2024

A warm welcome: Prof. Isabelle Ruhnke, Head of the Poultry Department of the Farm Animal Clinic

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Ruhnke has been head of the Poultry Department at the Farm Animal Clinic since January 1. She is a veterinary specialist in animal nutrition and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. Before Prof. Ruhnke returned to our department – she studied veterinary medicine here from 2002 to 2008, obtained her doctorate in 2011 and her PhD in 2014 – she worked as Associate Professor Animal Sciences at the University of New England, Australia and from 2021 to 2023 as Adjunct Professor at the City University Hong Kong. We wish Prof. Ruhnke a good start!

Jan 19, 2024

Prof. Dr. Sonja Bröer from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology is “Professor of the Year 2023”

In the nationwide Professor of the Year competition, Prof. Dr. Sonja Bröer takes first place in the natural sciences and medicine category. She received the award from the Unicum portal for her special commitment to supporting students in their career preparation.

Nov 07, 2023

Cannabis compound against intestinal inflammation

There is still a great need for research into the effect of the ingredients on the body in the wake of the legalization of cannabis. For the non-psychoactive cannabidiol, it has now been shown that it has anti-inflammatory properties that promote intestinal health. Researchers at Freie Universität Berlin have analyzed this at the molecular level and present their findings in the journal Materials Today Bio .

Oct 06, 2023

Animal welfare training "eSchulTS²" goes online

At the School of Veterinary Medicine, an interdisciplinary collaborative project created a multilingual and free e-learning platform with several modules to improve animal welfare during transport and slaughter of cattle and pigs.

Sep 28, 2023

Update on infectious disease medicine in pigs: When measures no longer work

On July 13, around 50 experts from both research and practice came together at the 1st Düppeler Infection and Resistance Days to exchange information on current research results and trends in infection medicine in pigs.

Jul 20, 2023

French-German Summer School 2023

In mid-June almost twenty doctoral students from ten veterinary universities traveled to Düppel for the French-German Summer School (FGS) for the Promotion of Veterinary Science.

Jul 18, 2023

Obituary to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Böhme

On May 30, 2023, our esteemed colleague Prof. Dr. Gerhard Böhme passed away at the age of 88.

Jun 12, 2023

Congratulations to the new leadership of the Berliner Tierärztekammer!

Last Wednesday, the Assembly of Delegates elected Dr. Tobias Ripp , Head of the Library of Veterinary Medicine of our department, as vice president of the Tierärztekammer Berlin . The new president is Jan Wolter .

Mar 20, 2023

Prof. Dr. med. vet. habil. Dr. h. c. Hanns-Jürgen Wintzer deceased

Prof. Dr. med. vet. habil. Dr. h. c. Hanns-Jürgen Wintzer passed away on March 12, 2023, at the age of 96. Prof. Dr. Wintzer was the director of the Clinic for Equine Diseases and General Surgery for many years and a formative, highly esteemed member of our department, to which he was extremely attached until the end.

Mar 18, 2023