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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

If you'd like to find out more about other the Specialist Education & Training projects of SUST, please access the German version of the website using your browser's translation extension.
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).



SUST godparents in SUST projects

November 2023

Active and intensive!
With your monthly contributions, SUST godparents help in SUST projects,
the care provided by animal keepers, veterinary care
and daily food for the animals as well as electricity, water and much more.
However, there are also godparents who also support these animals as helpers.
This is possible because they have the necessary specialist knowledge thanks to their SUST training and further education.
Two of our wonderful sponsors have just demonstrated their applied expertise in intensive and active visits to their sponsored animals at the SUST animal shelter in Galati, Romania.
Many thanks for the great help on behalf of the whole SUST team and all the animals in the SUST projects.
Here you can find out everything about the SUST sponsorship programs:
Hier gibt's Tierschutzfachwissen:
  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
  • Education and Training
SUST godparents in SUST projects
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