University of Veterinary Medicine & VetBiobank
About University of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Veterinary Medicine (VetMedUni) is the only university in Austria specializing in veterinary medicine, and at the same time the oldest institution in the German-speaking world (founded 1765 by the Empress Maria Theresia). It employs around 1,500 people and is currently training around 2,500 students. The campus in Vienna Floridsdorf has five university clinics and the most modern research infrastructure. Focus of VetMedUni is animal health as well as preventive veterinary medicine, public health and food safety. The research interests include the creation of a scientific basis for the well-being of animals, issues of animal husbandry, animal welfare and animal ethics. Internationally, it is considered to be one of the leading institutions for veterinary medical research and education. Since 2013, VetMedUni has been fully accredited by the European Association of Establishment for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).

About VetBiobank

The VetBiobank was founded in 2007 as part of the VetCore research facility at VetMedUni and started to build  collections of clinical animal samples with a focus on tumor tissues. A spectrum of sample types is routinely archived to enable the application of various molecular methods. Additionally, body fluids such as plasma, serum, whole blood, urine, and feces are collected on request. As an outcome of #2, collection activities were expanded to samples from animal experiments in order to support the ‘3R Initiative: Reduce Recover Recycle of Animals in Research’ and to make optimal use of animals from animal experiments. VetBiobank meets the requirements of the pre-analytical sample quality standards (Walter et al., 2020).

  • Paraffin sectioning
  • Frozen tissue sectioning
  • Histochemical and immunohistochemical stainings
  • Digitalization of slides
  • Provision of tissue arrays
  • Project consulting


Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna