Together for animals, people and environment

December 10th 2021 marked the anniversary of 200 years of veterinary medicine education in Utrecht. That year, we celebrated this milestone with festive activities for all our employees, students, alumni and other partners.


  • Portret van Marion Koopmans

    What drives the vet?

    Virologist Marion Koopmans has had broad horizons since she was a child. She grew up in a small village in Limburg, but was already sure she wanted to study veterinary medicine in Utrecht. Her horizons kept expanding after graduation.
    The question is: how can we do better next time?
  • Petrischaaltje met rood gele substantie

    Tipping points

    Antibiotics are our main medicine against infections caused by bacteria. But in recent decades, the life-saving nature of antibiotics changed to the risk of antibiotic resistance.
    Antibiotics: from life-saving discovery to the next pandemic?
  • Corona onderzoeker Berend Jan Bosch kijkt van twee kanten naar een kubus met een 3d afbeelding van het coronavirus erin.

    Catching up with...

    Before the pandemic, people used to give him a pitiful look when he told them he was a virologist. Today, there are seventeen million virologists in the Netherlands; research on viruses is hot. Berend Jan Bosch has been fascinated by these pathogens for years.
    Berend Jan Bosch
  • Twee portretten naast elkaar van Fietje van Bochove en Els Dikker, beide in werkkleding

    Former student, current student

    Fietje van Bochove is a cattle veterinarian and Els Dikker is a master's student in Farm Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health and has done the preliminary course in Animal Sciences in Wageningen. Together they will discuss their profession.
    Fietje van Bochove en Els Dikker
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200 Years of Veterinary Medicine

Read more about the anniversary book