Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

For me, studying anatomy was of twofold value, as it taught me to endure the most despicable sight by satisfying my thirst for knowledge.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hardly any other science shows such naked facts, get under the skin and explores abysses beyond inside and outside. In anatomy it cannot be deep learning enough. At the same time, it has become the guiding principle of the Institute never to lose sight of the big picture. Here in the field of veterinary anatomy, histology and embryology, enthusiasts at all levels research and teach. It is our goal to bring the fascination of anatomy closer to interested parties, students, colleagues and sponsors and to satisfy their curiosity to an extent that leaves traces and spurs them on again and again.


Ganz im Sinne des Bovi Bond Symposiums nutzen Klauenpfleger die Möglichkeit, der Anatomie der Klaue auf den Grund zu gehen. Foto: Ines Kupfer

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Mit ihrer Doktorarbeit zur Untersuchung der Beugesehne des Pferdes konnte sich Jovana Kuhlmann erfolgreich für den Pre-Doc Award 2020 bewerben. Foto: Jenny Hagen.

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Für Forschungsprojekt KlauSens wird am Veterinär-Anatomischen Institut die detaillierte Druckverteilung an der Rinderklaue zur Förderung nachhaltiger Klauengesundheit ermittelt. Foto: Dr. Sarah Grund

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Forschungsprojekt KlauSens

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Study of Veterinary Anatomy

Here students get a first insight into the spheres of anatomy, its learning contents and teaching goals, as well as into the special features of studying at the institute.

Without microscope, microscopic anatomy would be unthinkable. And without Professor Seeger, histology as well. Photo: Christian Hüller
The Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Collection not only has a long tradition at the Institute, it also conveys knowledge, values and a feel-good atmosphere for students and all interested parties. Photo: Martina Fersterra
The bovine cerebellum reveals exciting depths and structures down to the smallest cell in digital live imaging. Source:

Research with anatomical precision

Research projects, publications and innovations are always the result of the impressive work at the institute, supported by first-class laboratory equipment.

This is how the future of veterinary anatomy looks like: inquisitive, ambitious, and like hard bone work that is worthwhile. Photo: Christian Hüller
For the KlauSens research project, the detailed pressure distribution at the bovine hoof is being determined at the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology to promote sustainable hoof health. Photo: Dr. Sarah Grund
Leipzig researchers are investigating the movement patterns of dogs. Here the Border Collie is currently on the treadmill of the FluoKin facility. Photo: Swen Reichhold

More about the anatomy of the institute

The Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryologiy is full of vet-to-knows, from the A-Team to the legendary mezzanine floor.

The team of the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. Photo: Mirco Stemann
Directly in the foyer of the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology the memories of the founder-anatomists are awakening and they are always an inspiration for the Ellenberger Baum Association. Photo: Ines Kupfer
Main building of the Veterinary college in Dresden, Zirkusstraße 40, around 1890. Source: History of Leipzig University 1409-2009, Volume 4 "Faculties, Institutes, Central Facilities", 2nd half volume

How do you find us?

Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

An den Tierkliniken 43
04103 Leipzig

Head: Prof. Dr. Christoph Mülling

Phone: +49 341 97-38032
Fax: +49 341 97-38039