About the Danish Veterinary Consortium – University of Copenhagen

Danish Veterinary Consortium


About the Danish Veterinary Consortium


The Danish Veterinary Consortium (DK-VET) is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) for the performance of the veterinary public service agreement under the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. The consortium will gradually take over tasks from DTU during 2019 and from 1 January 2020, UCPH and SSI will assume full responsibility.

A strong One Health constellation

Denmark's  contingency plan for the human and veterinary area is entirely in line with the “One Health” mindset, where it is recognized that prevention and control of diseases is best done as a collaboration between veterinarians, medical doctors, biologists, and others,  due to the close interaction between people, animals, food, and the environment.

 The Danish Veterinary Consortium will provide research, consultancy services, diagnosis and laboratory analyses in connection with the monitoring and control of approximately 80 different livestock diseases. Public sector consultancy includes everything from disease surveillance and handling of specific emergency tasks, e.g. including suspected disease outbreaks to assistance in the form of risk assessments, research projects, questions from the Minister, etc.

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Contact us

You are welcome to contact us with input to our work and good ideas for projects or initiatives that would be relevant to address for the Danish Veterinary Consortium.