Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)

Head of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Prof. Nikša Lemo, PhD

Deputy Head of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Prof. Vesna Matijatko, PhD

To provide quality education of students from Croatia and abroad, to provide services to patients and conduct contemporary scientific research, as part of the Veterinary Faculty, there is a University Veterinary Hospital, comprising:

Surgery, Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Reproduction and Obstetrics, Veterinary Pathology, Radiology, Ultrasound Diagnostic and Physical Therapy, Infectious DiseasesParasitology and Invasive Diseases, and Poultry Diseases.

All these clinics and institutes are housed within the immediate circle of the Faculty and comprise an inseparable and operative whole in its everyday work, and provide care for patients of different animal species: household pets, exotic animals, horses and farm animals.



Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for contacting Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

We will reply in 3-5 days. The average waiting time for the examination is 7-20 days.

If you have sent us a request for an advice about treatment options, unfortunately we are unable to help you. We give advice exclusively after examining your pet.

If your pet is already a patient of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and requires urgent intervention due to worsening of the condition caused by the disease or a reaction to the drugs used in the treatment, please bring your pet to the emergency reception of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Heinzelova 55 – entrance from Charles Darwin Street, 0-24 hours) or contact the nearest veterinarian.

If you need to arrange a specialist examination with your pet or to contact the specialist service, feel free to do so via e-mail for the following specialist examinations:

INTERNAL MEDICINE (endocrinological and metabolic diseases, diseases of the respiratory system, diseases of the digestive system, diseases of the urinary system, immune-mediated diseases, etc.):

Dermatology (all diseases of the skin, ear and skin formations, nails, claws, corns):

Cardiology (all diseases of the heart and some lung conditions)

Neurology (all diseases of the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles in pets)


EQUINE MEDICINE (all inquiries regarding equine medicine):

REPRODUCTION AND OBSTETRICS (all inquiries related to diseases, treatment, infertility and surgery of the female and male reproductive system, mammary glands and neonatology):

Inquiries related to assisted reproduction (determining the phase of the cycle, artificial insemination, storage and freezing of ejaculate):

INFECTIOUS DISEASES (infectious diseases of pets, horses and farm animals; vaccination of pets, sampling of material for microbiological tests):

PARASITOLOGY: all inquiries and examination of feces for internal parasites (all parasites of the digestive and respiratory system) and external parasites of the skin and ear (scratching, hair loss, visible parasites), diagnosis of leishmaniasis:

PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES (necropsies, cytology, histopathology, histochemical, immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical testing; contact us by phone: 01 2390 312 during the working hours from 8-15h, or on email

X-RAY IMAGING AND PHYSICAL THERAPY: x-ray imaging with a veterinary referral can be made without the enquiry beforehand. X-ray imaging for breeding programs including hip dysplasia (HD), elbow dysplasia (ED), shoulder (OCD), spine (spondylosis deformans, LTV) as well as imaging for agility, dental X-rays, CT and ultrasound diagnostics: or by phone 01/ 2390 – 401, 01/ 2390 – 405.

For pets that need physical therapy services (post-operative care, geriatric patients, neurological conditions, degenerative pathologies of bones and joints, sport injuries, congenital pathologies of the musculoskeletal system and fitness training of sports animals) contact on:

AVIAN AND EXOTIC ANIMALS (all inquiries related to diseases of pet birds, turtles, lizards, snakes, etc.):  or by phone 01/2390 – 410 (9 – 15.00 Monday – Friday).

Telephone consultations on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. or  by email.

WILDRESCUE (for the treatment and care of exhausted, wounded, sick or poisoned strictly protected native wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and for the care of young strictly protected native wild animals; for the care of confiscated or confiscated wild animals):

BOVINE AND SMALL RUMINANTS MEDICINE (all non infectious diseases of small ruminants and bovine):

SWINE MEDICINE (all non infectious diseases of swine):


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