Some information about our clinic

Our clinic for birds and reptiles is one of only five highly specialised university clinics in Germany. We are the only clinic to offer a certified European training programme for birds and reptiles. Numerous cooperations with experts from Germany and abroad enable us to provide expert care and treatment for our often exotic patients.

Expert staff for our patients

Expert veterinarians specialised in birds and reptiles work at our clinic. They are either European or nationally certified.

Our patients are pet birds, birds of prey, pigeons, pedigree poultry, diseased wild birds as well as lizards, snakes and turtles. We examine or treat them for purchase examination, husbandry advice or in case of illness.

About 80 animals can be treated in the clinic at the same time. The outpatient and inpatient care of bird and reptile patients is carried out by our expert team according to the latest scientific findings and using the most modern medical technology.  


Cooperation with other institutions

Depending on the need, we cooperate with various established facilities within and outside our faculty to enable rapid, safe and targeted diagnostics. Our comprehensive range of diagnostic services includes imaging procedures, laboratory diagnostics and post-mortem diagnostics.

Research projects

Research at our clinic aims to optimise diagnostic and treatment options in avian and reptile medicine. In addition, we carry out various research projects, for example on animal-friendly husbandry or on the approval of medicines for ornamental and productive poultry.



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Emergency services

For birds and reptiles with life-threatening medical conditions, we offer emergency consultation hours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11:00 - 12:00 and 17:00 - 17:30.

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Parking is available within the faculty lot. Please do not park in the parking lot adjacent to the faculty. This is a private parking lot and illegally parked vehicles will be towed for a fine.

Interactive Map (Openstreetmap)

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Location map - Where to find the clinic for birds and reptiles on the VMF's campus


Klinik für Vögel und Reptilien

An den Tierkliniken 17
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-38405
Telefax: +49 341 97-38409