On the 7th July 2022, the Leipzig Trade Fair will become the most important meeting place for veterinarians from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 500 speakers offer veterinarians of all disciplines first-class training and further education in over 500 lectures. In addition, 282 exhibitors from 17 countries will show the entire range of products and services for everyday veterinary work at vetexpo.


“The Veterinary Congress convinces again this year with its thematic diversity, which covers all thematic aspects of the veterinary profession – whether animal species-specific or interdisciplinary,” says Congress President Prof. Dr. Uwe Truyen. The spectrum ranges from dogs and cats to farm animals, wild and zoo animals to discussions with ethical problems in veterinary medicine, food safety, law, toxicology and animal welfare.


vetexpo: Term extension and area expansion


On a total of 15,000 square meters, 282 companies from 17 countries – including 77 new exhibitors – present their products and services. To the 11th Edition of the Leipzig Veterinary Congress opens the trade fair for the first time on all three days of the event. vetexpo is the most important trade fair for veterinarians in German-speaking countries and beyond. With an area growth and a term extension, we prove this once again,” says Martin Buhl-Wagner, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe.


New at vetexpo is the start-up area, where eight young companies from all over Germany are represented in order to be able to give impetus to their market entry. Proven highlights such as the vetjobs24 Career Corner job fair, where attractive employers from industry, the clinical sector or public authorities present themselves, round off the trade fair program.


One-Health: Fight against infectious diseases


The connection between animal health and human health is addressed, among other things, by the kick-off event of this year’s Veterinary Congress. Using the example of the zoonotic agent SARS-CoV-2, the president of the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, in his speech the importance of the one-health approach. “Most of the emerging infectious diseases are of animal origin,” explains Prof. Dr. Truyen and adds: “The corona pandemic and the awareness of climate change have increasingly focused on this topic. In the future, intensive interdisciplinary cooperation between veterinary medicine and human medicine will be crucial in order to limit the spread of zoonoses and reduce the risk of infection for humans.”


Dream job veterinarian?


This year, the Professional Policy Forum of the Veterinary Congress examines the “dream profession veterinarian”, which in most cases is associated with curative practitioners in small animal, large animal or mixed practice. In several lectures, the profession of veterinarian is considered from the point of view of science, veterinary administration, laboratory activity and practice operator. The aim is to show the diverse professional perspectives in veterinary medicine.


In addition, the acute and worsening shortage of skilled workers and the existing supply gap due to the increase in small and pet animals during the corona pandemic are also discussed.



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