Within the framework of VetNEST - Veterinary Network of European Student and Staff Transfer, three more summer schools were held this year during July and August: VetNEST Summer School Animal Welfare, Veterinary Ethics and Law and Communication Skills; Lipizzan Tour 2023; Summer School in Aquaculture.
This year's fourth VetNEST Summer School Animal Welfare, Veterinary Ethics and Law and Communication Skills was held from July 10 to 14, 2023, and was organized for the first time at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb. The Summer School was attended by 26 students from veterinary higher education institutions gathered in the VetNEST network from a total of nine countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia).
The curriculum of the Summer School combines several disciplines from different fields that are related to animal welfare, all with the aim of enabling the participants, future veterinarians, to fully understand the subject matter and apply the acquired knowledge. The classes were held over five days, one day of which was practical work in the field, which was organized in the Practicum for zootechnics of the Križevci University of Applied Sciences.
Lipizzan Tour 2023, a summer school organized by VetNEST CEEPUS Vienna, Austria, was held from August 9 to 11, 2023. Fifteen students and two coordinators (from the Veterinary Faculties from Ljubljana and Zagreb) visited Piber and Heldenberg studs and enjoyed the Spanish riding school with Lipizzaner horses.
The students also visited the Horse Clinics of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Vienna, where professors and staff provided an insight into the daily activities of the reproduction, internal medicine and surgery clinics.
And also this year, the international Summer School in Aquaculture was held within the VetNEST network, organized by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Sarajevo and the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb.
The summer school was held from July 16 to 23, and eleven students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb and Sarajevo participated in it. The theoretical part of the class was held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Sarajevo, and the practical classes were held at the fish farms and processing factories of salmonid species down the Neretva river, as well as the gilt poll and sea bass farms in Neum and the mussel and oyster farms in Ston.