Department Of Forensic And Judicial Veterinary Medicine

According to the curriculum of the veterinary medicine course launched in the 2005/2006 academic year, the subject Administrative Veterinary Medicine is taught in the 10th semester with a total of 15 hours of lectures and 30 hours of exercises, and the subject Forensic Veterinary Medicine is taught in the 11th semester with a total of 15 hours of lectures and 30 hours of exercises.

The purpose of the subject Administrative Veterinary Medicine is to acquaint students with the standing of veterinary work in the legislation of the Republic of Croatia, regarding the health care of animals, the implementation of veterinary public health measures, veterinary protection of the environment, placing veterinary medical products on the market and into production, and the conduct of official control and inspections in the field of veterinary medicine.  In the same way, they learn about the responsibilities, obligations and duties of physical and legal persons in the protection of animals, which include the protection of their lives, health and welfare, how to behave towards animals, the conditions that are necessary to protect animals in terms of their keeping, breeding, transport, conducting experiments, and their slaughter and euthanasia.  Having taken these classes, students will be able correctly to interpret, apply, and finally implement the legislation and subordinate acts in the field of veterinary work.

Classes in the subject Forensic Veterinary Medicine are conceived so that the students are introduced to this special branch of veterinary medicine.  It is pointed out to students that all veterinarians deal with the issues of forensic medicine, and not just specialists in this veterinarian discipline.

The aim of the course is to enable students to make legitimate medical judgements in disputed cases related to animals and animal products, to indicate how they should act at the scene of an incident, and what the requirements are for securing credible material evidence.  Students are acquainted with the way veterinary expertise is drawn up, and they are trained to present their own professional explanations, whether using findings and an opinion through veterinary expertise, and/or in a statement to a court or another body as required of them.  In the same way, the students are acquainted with and trained to recognize pain, suffering, fear and injuries resulting from neglect, abuse or other forms of cruel treatment of animals.  Finally, students are informed of the liability of veterinary workers in performing their everyday work, most often regarding the result of professional errors.

Two elective subjects are also taught at the Institute:  Administrative Procedures and Veterinary Inspection and Liability in the Veterinary Profession. In the meantime, the elective subject Administrative Procedures and Veterinary Inspection has been abolished, in order to make room for the new elective subject, Biological Traces and Evidence in Forensic Veterinary Medicine, in the 12th semester.

prof. dr. sc. Maja Popović

Predstojnica; redovita profesorica u trajnom zvanju
Maja Popović

izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Gomerčić

Izvanredni profesor
Tomislav Gomerčić

bacc. oec. Gordana Kovač

Gordana Kovač

univ. mag. med. vet. Zvonimir Budinšćak

Zvonimir Budinšćak

dr. sc. Snježana Ćurković

stručna suradnica
Snježana Ćurković

dr. sc. Mirela Pavić

Mirela Pavić

dr. sc. Ivan Alić

Ivan Alić

izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Kužir

izvanredna profesorica
Snježana Kužir

izv. prof. dr. sc. Martina Đuras

Predstojnica; izvanredna profesorica
Martina Đuras

prof. dr. sc. Tajana Trbojević Vukičević

redovita profesorica
Tajana Trbojević Vukičević

prof. dr. sc. Srebrenka Nejedli

redovita profesorica, trajno zvanje
Srebrenka Nejedli

prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vuković

redovita profesorica, trajno zvanje
Snježana Vuković

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