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Education and training of specialists

The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation's guiding principle is "Let's tackle the root of the problem". In addition to the optimisation of animal shelters and neutering campaigns in Switzerland and many other countries, the training and further education of veterinarians and animal protectionists is an important pillar of this philosophy: The SUST veterinary training courses are known for their quality and efficiency.
Animal welfare activists learn elementary principles for the handling and care of animals and for the management of animal shelters, veterinarians are brought up to date with the latest neutering techniques by internationally recognized colleagues and experience new and important things for the implementation of such campaigns.
This lays the foundation for further successful neutering campaigns to meet the quality standard demanded by SUST: This means that countless unwanted young animals do not have to be born and suffer in the first place. It has been proven that the overpopulation of dogs and cats can only be contained in the long term and animal-friendly by neutering campaigns.

This is what we have set ourselves the goal of our animal welfare work: the problem is being tackled at the root!

The pillar "basic and advanced training of specialists" includes

- Courses at the SUST Academy
- Veterinary training in different countries
- Animal welfare seminars in different countries
- ERFA events in Switzerland
- Internships for veterinarians, students and veterinary assistants in different countries
- Trainee programme for young Swiss veterinarians of SUST and Kompanima
- personal training of experts during SUST operations
- Co-financing of training centres
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).



SUST Academy: Animal welfare expertise through webinars

with SUST foundation councilor and veterinarian Dr. Janina Werner Heer

Today, SUST foundation councilor and veterinarian Dr. Janina Werner Heer will lecture on the topic of "basic veterinary knowledge for animal welfare activists". Anyone who is active in animal welfare or wants to become one needs, among other things, this specialist knowledge in order to be able to really help animals and not endanger them in any way.

The next webinars:

- 12.11.20: Bats

- 28.11.20: First aid for dogs and cats

- 3.12.20: Fish knowledge

- Other topics: Dog expression behavior, cat behavior, animal training, cows, hedgehogs.

The webinar list is constantly being expanded.

-> Find out more at: (German only)

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  • Education and Training
SUST Academy: Animal welfare expertise through webinars
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