The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) is a nationally and internationally recognized institution of higher education known for its excellence in veterinary science and its interdisciplinary focus. We are a leader in research, teaching and services in veterinary medicine and train young scientists in all areas of veterinary science. Our overall goal is the continual development of the science of veterinary medicine.
The TiHo stands for long-standing competence in the field of veterinary medicine. It is an eminent scientific institution connecting modern science with university tradition. Since its founding in 1778 as the Roß-Arzney-Schule it has kept its independent status up until today thereby assuming an exceptional position in Germany. At the beginning of 2003, the TiHo was transformed to a university foundation – the State of Lower Saxony granting the university a greater personal responsibility and thereby more flexibility for legal arrangements.
The TiHo has built up six specialist centres and integrates six clinics, 19 institutes and three special units. Additionally, in Ruthe, south of Hannover, and in Bakum near Vechta the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover runs two field offices training students and conducting research projects.