The Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The VTH, more commonly referred to as OVUD, was inaugurated on May 19th, 2010, as part of the former Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padova. It now falls within the competence of the Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health (MAPS).

OVUD has established itself as a centre of reference within the Triveneto regions for the treatment of diseases affecting companion animals, including unconventional and farm animals, and horses. The hospital services are aimed at animal owners, veterinarians and students of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, who here perform the mandatory traineeship (hereinafter called ‘Tirocinio’) necessary for the development of skills to be later used in their professional career.

The services include 24/7 emergency veterinary care, specialised consultations, and analysis services. These very services are what make OVUD a centre of excellence for the treatment of various animal diseases.

OVUD: a reference centre for veterinarians, animal owners, breeders, and students.

The above-mentioned stakeholders are all provided with specific, different services. Such features make OVUD a centre for veterinarians and veterinary professionals. External professionals can refer their patients to the hospital, thanks to highly specialised operative units. At OVUD, continuing education is made possible through strong relationships with private companies, clinics and veterinarians.

Among the services for animal owners are the 24/7 emergency veterinary care, the clinics, the operating theatres, hospitalisation services, etc. Animals will be taken care of with the highest standards possible. 

Being OVUD part of the Department of MAPS of the University of Padova, it is used for the training of veterinary students, which is key for their future professional career. As a veterinary teaching hospital, students are expected to carry out their Tirocinio under the supervision of qualified veterinarians, teachers and experienced researchers.

As of 1 January 2014, its Director is Prof. Carlo Guglielmini.