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Education and Training

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).



Training for SUST animal welfare helpers

The SUST training room at the internal training in February was fully booked up to the last place. At this (and many other) training sessions, the active animal welfare activists continue their education for their missions.

SUST project manager and trainer Christine Keller guided the active helpers professionally and with a lot of expertise through the following topics:

- Ethics
- Veterinary services
- Animal protection abroad
- Children and animals
- Consumer responsibility
- Animal agency
- Animal Training
- Missions in the SUST projects

We would like to thank all the animal protection helpers for their great commitment and dedicated work during this training.

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Training for SUST animal welfare helpers
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