The Leipzig Veterinary Congress – A Great Track Record

Breaking one record after another

The Leipzig Veterinary Congress is the foremost event for advanced veterinary medicine training in German-speaking Europe. In 2020, 6,200 people came to Leipzig from 26 countries to harness the high-quality congress programme for their professional training and development, and to exchange knowledge and ideas about highly topical subjects covering all fields of veterinary medicine. Leipzig is the only place where veterinary practitioners from all areas of the field as well as other occupational groups engaged in veterinary work can benefit not just from a congress but also the vetexpo trade fair. Together these offer a wide and varied programme, focusing both on species-specific as well as interdisciplinary subjects.

Congress Participants
Vetexpo Exhibitors

Breakdown of visitors

Participants by establishment 
Small animal practice, small animal clinic33 %
Mixed practice18 %
Public administration, government ministry12 %
University or college11 %
Equine practice, equine clinic8 %
Farm animal practice6 %
Independent veterinary practice (large animals,
small animals, equine centres, mixed practices)
65 %
Other12 %
Participants by profession 
Independent veterinary practitioners33 %
Veterinary practitioners employed 39 %
in veterinary centres and institutions
39 %
Students9 %
Veterinary nurses/assistants5 %
Civil-service registered vets4 %
Other10 %