German: Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (TiHo Hannover)

The School of Veterinary Medicine Hanover is one of the five facilities for veterinary medicine in Germany, and the only one that remained independent. It is often refered to as TiHo by its staff and students. In Germany it is arguably the faculty with the best reputation in this field. According to the website there are currently about 2,200 university students, 1,750 of which study veterinary medicine, and 450 study biology. The staff has 1000 members, for example 65 professors, 250 other scientific assistents. The rest is mostly engaged in the 6 clinics and institutes for pretty much every field of veterinary medicine. The clinics have an average of 65,000 patients a year, and of course, there are a lot of apprentices in related professions.


The TiHo was founded in 1778 under the regency of George III and originally named Roß-Arzney-Schule. This university is also one of the oldest of its kind. The first lecturer was Johann Adam Kersting from Kassel.

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