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Welcome to our team of 30-40 experienced veterinarians and biologists dedicated to investigating infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting fish and wildlife. We operate at the intersection of veterinary medicine, epidemiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, and are committed to a One Health approach. Our collaborative efforts connect knowledge across diverse disciplines and social groups.

At our core, we offer diagnostic services and are dedicated to advancing methods for swift pathogen detection, but our mission extends beyond. We explore the forefront of fish and wildlife health research with our team, where expertise meets innovation.research, and aim to educate the next generation of wildlife experts in Switzerland and Europe.




New wildlife heads

Meet the future heads of the wildlife division at FIWI. Mirjam Pewsner and Simone Pisano will join forces and share expertise across species, sectors, and research areas to strategically develop wildlife health & surveillance in a changing world, starting August 2024!

Small mammal anesthesia

With the support of the Eva-Husi-Foundation, the wildlife immobilisation team will develop guidelines for anesthesia of small free-range mammals.


Congrats to Patrick Scherrer, Juliette Kuhn, Simone Pisano, Moritz Stelzer for Best Poster/Talk awards!

Student Presentation Award at the 69th WDA Conference

Congratulations to Patrick Scherrer! His talk on "Toxoplasma gondii infection in the protected Eurasian lynx in Switzerland” received a honorable mention at the Student Presentation Awards of the 69th WDA conference.


The FIWI offers a new service: Amoeba diagnostics through culture assays. Get in touch if you are interested.


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