Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training

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VETNNET is the European Network for everyone involved in veterinary nurse training. We bring together colleges, veterinary associations, veterinary nurse associations, accreditation bodies and other organisations with an active interest in veterinary nurse training.

The aims of VETNNET are to:

Promote veterinary nurse/technician training throughout Europe

Work toward harmonisation and transparency of training curricula

Exchange materials & methods of training

Exchange teachers and students

Raise the profile of the veterinary nursing profession

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PEPAS - The creation of a Pan European Practical Assessment system for veterinary nurses

The Pepas project ran from October 1st 2008 - September 30th 2010. The results of this project are currently owned by Vetnnet. Pepas developed a practical assessment system based on OSCE's (objective structured clinical...

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Registration 26th VETNNET conference 2023 is open now!

We are looking forward to welcome you at our conference in Uppsala in Sweden in September 2023. The conference is fully live, so we are excited that we can see each other again. In the attachment you will find the…

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Full member
Gjure Prejca 2,
10040 Zagreb
Contact person:

Ivana Blažić

Thomas More Kempen vzw

Full member
Kleinhoefstraat 4
2440 Geel, Belgium
ACOVENE – accredited programme
Contact person: Sophie Tielemans
Annika De Graaf


Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen VIVES

Full member
Wilgenstraat 32
8800 Roeselare

Contact person : Anja.Muylaert
Contact person :  Lara Simons
Contact person : Melissa d’Hondt


Full member

Address: Brussels-esteenweg 161
9000 Gent
Contact person: Larissa Pletinckx 


Associate member

Ceska Asociace Veterinarnich sester
U Obory 2, 40502 Ceská republika
Contact person : Veronika Benesova

Contact person : Jan Krecek

The Danish Veterinary Association

Associate member
The Trade Committee for Veterinary
nurse education
Peter Bangs vej 30
2000 Copenhagen Ø Frederiksberg
Contact person: Lars Bloch

Hansenberg Organia

Full member
Skovvangen 28
6000 Kolding, Denmark
Contact person: Ursula Poulsen
Contact person: Dorte Windeløv

Veterinærsygeplejerskernes Fagforening - Danish Veterinary Nurses´ Union, DVNU

Associate member
Ramsings vej 30
DK-2500, Valby
contact person: Malene Brendorp Meyer


Full member
Valimotie 8, PO Box 151
FIN-00381, Helsinki
Contact person: Kirsi Hallsten Karvinen
Contact person: Harriet Sandfors


Full member

6, voie d’Angleterre  - Miniparc de l’Anjoly Bâtiment 1 - BP 50034 13741 Vitrolles Cedex 

Contact person:
Gilles Floureau

Emma Khazri


Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Full member
Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Contact person: Gillian Coughlan

Veterinary Council of Ireland

Associate member

Address: 53 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge
D04 NY29
Contact person: Eamonn Harrigan
representative: Niamh Muldoon


Full member
Via Gennargentu 20
00141 Roma

Contact person: Maurizio Albano

Vilniaus kolegija

Full member
Jasinskio j. 15, LT-01111 Vilnius

Contact person: Ernest Kostenko

Aeres MBO

Full member
Barnseweg 3, Postbus 331
3370 AH Barneveld, the Netherlands
Contact person: Annemarieke de Man

Full member
Parkweg 1A2, 7772 XP, Hardenberg
The Netherlands
Contact person: 
Nienke Dijkerman


Full member
Noordbargerstraat 75, 7812 AA Emmen,  The Netherlands
Contact person: Hiske Pekelder

Mirke Bergman


Associate member
Secretary: Marion Nijlusing
p/a Oud Eemnesserweg 27
3755 MR Eemnes – The Netherlands

Curio VGG paraveterinair

Frankenthalerstraat 15, 4816KA

4816KA Breda, The Netherlands

Contact person: Manon Buijl-Noordhof


Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Full member
Postbox 5003
1433 Ås
Contact persons:

Elin Røssvoll

Heidi Rasch Johnsen



Associate member
Skadbergveien 105, 4051 Sola, Norway
Norwegian Veterinary Nurse and Assistant association
Contact person: Jacqueline Tawse

Nord University

Full member
Box 1490
8049 Bodø
Contact person: Nina Ellingsen Høiskar
Contact person: Hege Meldal

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

Full member
Avenida Coronel José Maria Vale de Andrade,
Campus Politécnico
3504 – 510 Viseu
Contact person: Carla Santos

BIC Ljubljana Gimnazija in veterinarska šola

Full member
Izanska cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact person: Bogdan Zdovc

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Full member
Dept of Clinical Sciences, PO Box 7054
SE-75007 Uppsala
Contact person: Johanna Penell


Associate member
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road
SW1P 2AF London
Contact person: Julie Dugmore

The College of Animal Welfare

Full member
The College of Animal Welfare

Headland House, London road

Huntingdon PE 29 2BQ , UK
Contact person: Alison Simpson

Guy Hancock
Phone +727 366 2022
Honorary member
Contact: Guy Hancock

Alida Moene

Honorary member
Contact: Alida Moene

Renze Holwerda

Honorary member
Renze Holwerda

Douwe Algra

Honorary member
Douwe Algra

Guy Hancock

Honorary member
Phone: +727-366-2022
Guy Hancock
Carol Schubert

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