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

Under the auspices of the City of Zagreb.

Suppported by The Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Supported by Ministry of Science and Education


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!] We have now enabled 1-day applications. The fee for 1 day is 55 EUR (VAT included). Register HERE.

Registration for workshop(s) is still opened.

Early registration: July 1st 2019.
Abstract submission: July 1st  2019.
Notification of acceptance of the abstract: July 24th 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
    9:30h 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
    10:20h The evolution of meat safety assurance system in Europe
  •  Assoc. Prof. Lorena Jemeršić, DVM, PhD
    12:00h The presence of Hepatitis E virus in animals in Croatia

Farm animals

  • Prof. Urban Besenfelder, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR
    10:20h The oviduct – a neglected organ due to restricted access
    10:55h Cow fertility: comparative studies on early embryo development

Exotic and wild animals

  • Dr.  Marja Kik, DVM, PhD, Dipl. Vet Path RNVA, Dipl. ECZM (Herpetology)
    10:20h The use of cytology in amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles as a tool in diagnostics
  • Prof. Emer. Đuro Huber, DVM, MSc, PhD
    12:00h 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
    11:00h Wait and see approach in case of dental trauma?
  • Dr. Marko Pipan, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC
    9:00h Head trauma and traumatic brain injury
  • Prof. Breda Jakovac Strajn, DVM, PhD
    14:00h BARF  – superfood and/or a One health concern?


  • Prof. Renate Weller, DVM, PhD, MScVetEd, FHEA, NTF, ECVSMR, ACVSMR, MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging
    9:00h The horse: a miracle of engineering or a really stupid design?
    9:40h How biomechanics affects performance and risk of injury in the horse

PHD day

„One health“

  • Assoc. Prof. Andrea Gudan Kurilj, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVP
    10:00h “One health approach in tumor research” – Pristup Jedno zdravlje u istraživanju tumora
  • Assist. Prof. Vladimir Savić, DVM, PhD
    10:30h “Influenza A viruses: from birds to humans” –  Virusi influence A: od ptica do ljudi  
  • Assoc. Prof.  Nevijo Zdolec, DVM, PhD
    11:00h “The role of veterinary profession in food safety”. – Uloga veterinara u sigurnosti hrane

Congress Venue - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb