Staff at the Small Animal Clinic

Last changed: 23 June 2020

A large number of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses work at the University Animal Hospital, and they all help in getting the hospital and the 24/7 service to function optimally. The Small Animal Clinic has a very high level of expertise with several specialists in various fields. Most of them are also specialists in dog and cat diseases, while others are undergoing training to become specialists.

Operationally dressed person operates at operating table with surgical cloths. Photo.


Most vets you meet here are employed at the hospital. They spend most of their time in the daily operation of the clinic, but they also teach. Our great veterinary nurses will, in addition to helping students and vets in their work, make sure that you and your animal are well cared for.

Some of the vets working here are employed at the Department of Clinical Sciences at SLU, where they conduct research in veterinary medicine and teach future vets. They work mainly in those areas of the clinic attended by veterinary students. 

Specialist in dog and cat diseases

The training to become a specialist in dog and cat diseases is a 3-4 years continuing professional development for licensed vets. During the training, the vet is a specialist trainee. To become a specialist in dog and cat diseases, the vet must have worked for at least three years at an approved training site, written a scientific article and received a pass in the oral and written exams.

Subject specialist

Specialists in dog and cat diseases can proceed to step two of the specialist training, where the focus is on a specific subject such as dental disease, surgery or heart disease. The training includes three years of practice, among other things a placement abroad with specialists in the field, scientific presentations and an examination.

European Diplomate (European specialist)

The training of diplomates is an international training where vets specialise in a certain area of veterinary medicine. It is possible to specialise in e.g. surgery (ECVS) or internal medicine (ECVIM). During the training, which lasts at least three years, the vet is known as a resident and writes at least two scientific publications. Before becoming a diplomate in the chosen subject, the vet must undergo a tough examination.


For non-emergency appointments, call +46-18-672680 between 8.00 and 16.30 Monday-Friday. For emergency cases we are open 07-22 every day.