Under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović


We are pleased to invite you to participate at the International Congress “Veterinary Science and Profession 2019” that will be held on October 10th – 12th, 2019 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia. This years’ Congress will host a “PhD day“ again.


The Scientific Committee of the 8th International Conference Veterinary Science and Profession 2019 invites authors to submit scientific abstracts for oral and poster presentation of their original works. Submitted papers must not have been published or presented elsewhere.

Submitted papers can be related to all fields of veterinary medicine, including basics and pre-clinical science, animal production and biotechnology, veterinary public health and clinical science. All abstracts will be reviewed by the VZS 2019 Scientific Committee and corresponding authors will be informed by July 24th 2019 if their submission has been accepted. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts.


[NEW!] Early registration: July 1st 2019

[NEW!] Abstract submission: July 1st  2019
Notification of acceptance of the abstract: July 24th 2019
Registration for workshop(s):   September 10th 2019


Companies wishing to present their products and services during the congress or in the Book of Abstracts should contact the organizer directly at: vzs2019@vef.hr


Keynote lecture

  • Prof. Renate Weller, DVM, PhD, MScVetEd, FHEA, NTF, ECVSMR, ACVSMR, MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
    The veterinary graduate of today: fit for purpose?
    New trends in veterinary education

Veterinary public health

  • Assoc. Prof. Bojan Blagojevic, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ECVPH
    The evolution of meat safety assurance system in Europe
  • Assoc. Prof. Lorena Jemeršić, DVM, PhD
    The presence of Hepatitis E virus in animals in Croatia

Farm animals

  • Prof. Urban Besenfelder, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR
    1. The oviduct – a neglected organ due to restricted access
    2. Cow fertility: comparative studies on early embryo development

Exotic and wild animals

  • Dr.  Marja Kik, DVM, PhD, Dipl. Vet Path RNVA, Dipl. ECZM (Herpetology)
    The use of cytology in amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles as a tool in diagnostics
  • Prof. Emer. Đuro Huber, DVM, MSc, PhD
    Large carnivores in Croatia: 36 years of projects

Small animal practice

  • Assist. Prof. Ana Nemec, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. EVDC, Spec. in canine and feline medicine
    Wait and see approach in case of dental trauma?
  • Dr. Marko Pipan, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC
    Head trauma and traumatic brain injury
  • Prof. Breda Jakovac Strajn, DVM, PhD
    BARF  – superfood and/or a One health concern?


  • Prof. Renate Weller, DVM, PhD, MScVetEd, FHEA, NTF, ECVSMR, ACVSMR, MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
    1. The horse: a miracle of engineering or a really stupid design?
    2. How biomechanics affects performance and risk of injury in the horse

PHD day

„One health“

  • Assoc. Prof. Andrea Gudan Kurilj, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVP
    “One health approach in tumor research” – Pristup Jedno zdravlje u istraživanju tumora
  • Assist. Prof. Vladimir Savić, DVM, PhD
    “Influenza A viruses: from birds to humans” –  Virusi influence A: od ptica do ljudi  
  • Assoc. Prof.  Nevijo Zdolec, DVM, PhD
    “The role of veterinary profession in food safety”. – Uloga veterinara u sigurnosti hrane

Congress Venue - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb