Opening hours and prices

Opening times

 DurationOpening TimesVenue
Leipzig Veterinary Congress18 January 2024
19 to 20 January 2024
09:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
08:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Leipzig Fair
Exhibition vetexpo 18 to 20 January 202418 January 08:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
19 January 08:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
20 January 08:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Leipzig Exhibition Centre Hall 2

Season and Day Tickets

Season ticket – early-bird rate (until 1 December 2023)€360
Season ticket €440
Season ticket - discounted (senior citizens, unemployed persons) €250
Season ticket - students€65
Season ticket - Freundeskreis VMF €290
One-day ticket€270
One-day ticket - discounted (senior citizens, unemployed persons)€170
One-day ticket - "Klauengesundheit" / "Hoof Health" (event on Saturday)€90
One-day ticket - "Tiermedizinische Fachangestellte" (event on Saturday)€85
Season ticket for the industrial exhibition vetexpo (without lectures)€45
One-day ticket for the industrial exhibition vetexpo (without lectures)€20

Admission to the 'vetexpo' industrial exhibition is included in the price of the congress ticket. All congress delegates will receive an online copy of the conference notes in German.

Tips for participants

  • You can print your ticket including a name tag from the comfort of your own home.
  • All tickets are also valid for free travel on local public transport.*
  • You will receive your congress documents (bag, lanyard) on arrival.
  • The congress transcripts will be published exclusively in electronic format. You will receive an access code via email to download the online conference documents.
  • ATF (Veterinary Academy) certificates will be sent via email after the Congress.

*The ticket entitles the holder to free transport to and from Leipziger Messe via local public transport operated by Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV). Regions and fare zones: 110, 151, 156, 162, 163, 168, 210, 225

Tips for course participants

  • Courses will only take place if registration numbers for the respective course meet or exceed the listed minimum. You will receive detailed information in late June.
  • Your course registration does not entitle you to participate in lectures.
  • Please note that several courses will take place at additional locations outside Leipziger Messe. A separate ticket must be purchased for travel via local public transport to these courses.

Visitor target groups

The Leipzig Veterinary Congress and vetexpo trade fair is a specialist event that admits only veterinarians and veterinary staff.

These include:

  • Practicing veterinarians
  • Veterinarians employed at clinics and other institutions
  • Veterinarians in public service
  • Veterinary assistants
  • Students of veterinary medicine
  • Farriers

From the following types of institutions:

  • Pet practices and clinics
  • Mixed practices
  • Livestock practices
  • Horse practices and clinics
  • Public veterinary offices
  • Testing facilities, federal offices/institutes
  • Industrial companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Zoos, animal parks and enclosures
  • Research facilities

Tips for canine guests (and their human companions)

  • Four-legged friends are welcome at the Leipzig Veterinary Congress. However, for the safety of all participants, please respect the following rules:
  • Dog owners must adequately supervise their dogs to ensure that the order and safety of the event are not compromised and other visitors are not harmed or inconvenienced.
  • Dogs will only be permitted in the event halls under suitable supervision. They must be kept on a leash at all times unless they are transported in an appropriate carrier.
  • Event staff will decide on a case-by-case basis whether a particular dog is permitted to enter the event halls.
  • Proof must be provided of valid vaccination against rabies and other canine diseases.
  • Dogs are not permitted in the seating galleries. Guide dogs for the blind are exempt from this rule.
  • Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up any mess caused by their dog such as urine or excrement.
  • Dog owners are directly liable to any damaged party for damages or injuries caused by their dog. The event organisers are exempt from all liability for damages or injuries caused by dogs.