Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (SGV)

The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV) is actively dedicated to the promotion of laboratory animal science, as well as the furthering of animal protection and ethical considerations in animal experiments. These aims shall be attained by organising education and the flow of information within the scientific community.

The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde SGV) was founded in 1987. We serve as intermediary between animal welfare and research for the benefit of humans and animals. We are a key partner for the authorities, scientists and the public. We are dedicated to promote the 3Rs (REPLACE, REDUCE, REFINE) and the animal welfare and ethical considerations in animal experimentation.

Picture of animals in research made available by Novartis
Picture of animals in research made available by Novartis


Link to Felasa

Logo LAL

Link to LAL

Logo 3R Foundation

Link to 3R foundation


c/o PD Dr. Birgit Ledermann
Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG
Fabrikstrasse 28-1.57.2
4056 Basel

+41 61 324 34 74

SGV annual meeting 2015 - Book the dates

The SGV meeting 2015 will be hold in Lausanne from November the 24th to November the 25th, 2015. Its programm is actually in preparation.

SGV annual meeting 2016

The SGV meeting 2016 will be hold in Basel from 13th to 14th of September 2016.

SGV - Join us


Eligible as full members are persons who hold appropriate qualifications in biological, veterinary or medical sciences or who, by their experience and attainments, qualify as respected specialists in the field of laboratory animal science. Eligible as institutional members are persons or organizations intending to support the activities of the society.

The membership fees are currently 50.-CHF for an full member and 300.- CHF for an institutional member



Please send your application to Dr. Illgen-Wilcke.

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