Our Facility is under renovation

We are currently not reacheable in our Facility, which is undergoing a major refurbishment. The ESF will remain close until February 2021. A more detailed schedule of the reopening date will be provided in July.

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Microsurgery course

The ESF is taking care of the organization of a microsurgery course in cooperation with the Inselspital. During the Microsurgery course participants will be able to familiarize with micro-instruments and learn the key points of micro-dissection, micro-suturing and vascular anastomosis. The small class size will make the instruction flexible, allowing a one-to-one, hands-on training for all the participants under the supervision of Mrs Rosmarie Frick a world-renowned teacher. The participation is open to residents, surgeons, nurses, medical students, or technicians with basic experience in microsurgery.

 CAVE! Due to the current Corona pandemic, our yearly Microsurgery Course, which takes usually place in July, has been postponed to September 2020. New dates and detailed information are available at: Microsurgery course



ESF is an approved ECVAA satellite Center

Since April 2019, the ESF together with the Central animal Facility (CAF) is an approved satellite centre of the ECVAA. We are happy to contribute to the improving of the standard of care of analgesia and anaesthesia in animal research.   

We are glad to welcome the trainees of the ECVAA, who wish to actively cooperate with us during our daily activities, including continuous education. As at the moment our normal workload is reduced, due to major refurbishment of the ESF, interested residents are kindly asked to contact the center supervisor (Daniela Casoni) for any further information.