About DTU Vet

DTU Vet, the National Veterinary Institute


DTU Vet plays a central role in creating the future of veterinary and human health through excellence in research, education, collaboration and innovation, scientific advice to public authorities and diagnostic services. We conduct life science that links the veterinary field with disciplines such as biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy, biology, environment and chemistry. We support a multidisciplinary and systems-oriented approach in collaboration with other DTU departments, and with veterinary, and medical communities.

Our research covers the whole area from molecules over animals through populations and global disease spread.

We cover the following research areas:

Bacteriology, pathology, parasitology



Immunology and vaccinology

Scientific advice, surveillance and contingency plan

The National Veterinary Institute provides consultancy about animal diseases to public sectors, industry and interest organisations nationally and internationally. We provide consultancy about infectious diseases in livestock.

Also, the institute is responsible for the laboratory component of the veterinary contingency plan in Denmark, and we are the national reference laboratory for a number of infectious diseases in livestock. We are also the European reference laboratory for fish diseases in the EU, and the international reference laboratory for the OIE for the fish disease VHS and for epidemiology. Read more

Education and training at many levels

DTU Vet is involved in education and training at many levels on both DTU and in other contexts. We teach and tutor veterinary and life science student, supervises PhD student and are responsible for the education Master in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering. From the autumn of 2016, we are offering a bachelor degree in Disease Modeling in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen. Read more

Part of DTU

At DTU Vet, we are 220 employees including 30 PhD students. We are part of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), one of Northern Europe's leading technical universities. DTU consists of 18 institutes and 6000 employees including 2,700 researchers and 1,000 PhD students. It’s DTU's goal to be among top 10 technical universities in Europe and several independent international rankings support this position. 

Head of Department

Contact The National Veterinary Institute DTU

Phone: +45 3588 6000
E-mail: vet@vet.dtu.dk

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21 MARCH 2018