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Chair of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (VL KM)

The Chair of Clinical Veterinary Medicine is the centre of clinical studies and research in veterinary medicine in Estonia. The chair is responsible for the development of clinical medicine for various animal species. The academic staff of the chair has international competence in clinical immunology of domestic animals, internal medicine, cattle health management, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and wildlife and exotic animal medicine. Academic staff participates in the supervision of doctoral students in veterinary medicine and food science, conducts in-service training for veterinarians, which includes expert assessments, and consulting colleagues both in Estonia and abroad. The chair also cooperates with human medicine institutions in several common areas. 

The core of the chair is three animal clinics: a small animal clinic, a productive animal clinic and an equine clinic. Animal clinics are the place for teaching and practice, the basis for scientific research and the work of staff teaching clinical subjects. The Small Animal Clinic also offers the opportunity to complete a one-year postgraduate training program, which allows the young veterinarian to gain both additional theoretical and practical experience by working with specialists in various fields of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians at animal clinics perform advanced clinical-laboratory and imaging diagnostics, treatment of internal diseases, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, management of dental problems, treatment of eye diseases, treatment of skin diseases, diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems. The intensive care unit of the small animal clinic provides 24/7 emergency medical services. Veterinarians at the equine clinic and the productive animal clinic also make trips to sick patients.

The current and continuing main directions of the chair's research are monitoring of antibiotic resistance of pathogenic microbes in domestic animals, inflammatory processes in the animal organism, bovine cattle health, bovine reproductive physiology and diseases, parasitic diseases of small animals, orthopaedic diseases of small animals, and wild animal anaesthesiology. The chair values cooperation with colleagues both in Estonia and in many other countries of the world.