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International Conference on
Veterinary Science

August 28-30, 2023 | London, UK
VET 2023

Vera Baumans

Vera Baumans, Speaker at Veterinary Science Conferences
Vera Baumans
Utrecht University, Netherlands


Vera Baumans, veterinarian by training, is Laboratory Animal Science Specialist and working in the field of Laboratory Animal Science since 1983, when the Department of Laboratory Animal Science was established at the Veterinary Faculty of the Utrecht University. She was employed as Animal Welfare Officer of the Utrecht University supervising the welfare of the laboratory animals, from (transgenic) mice to cattle, which are used at Utrecht University and Utrecht Medical Centre.

Together with Professor Bert van Zutphen in the new Department of Laboratory Animal Science she set up courses in Laboratory Animal Science, mandatory by the Dutch law on animal experiments. Many courses in Laboratory Animal Science abroad (e.g. Portugal, Budapest, Riga, Athens, Stockholm, Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia) were set up under her responsibility.

She is co-editor of the Dutch and English textbook on Laboratory Animal Science used in these courses.

Her research focussed on the impact of the environment on behaviour and well-being of laboratory animals

She is professor emeritus in Laboratory Animal Science at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where her research focussed on the impact of the environment on post-operative recovery and the need for pain relief in laboratory rodents.

She is founding member of the Veterinary European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, In 2011 she was awarded with the German Felix -Wankel – Animal Welfare Research Prize and in 2018 with the Animal Welfare Award of the Swiss Association of Laboratory Animal Science.