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The School of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (in German, Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover) is one of the five facilities for veterinary medicine in Germany, and the only one that remains independent. It is often referred to as TiHo by its staff and students. In Germany it is arguably the faculty with the best reputation in this field. According to the website there are currently about 2,400 university students, 2,000 of which study veterinary medicine, and 50 study biology. The staff has 1000 members, for example 63 professors and 250 other scientific assistants. The rest is mostly engaged in the 5 clinics and 13 institutes for pretty much every field of veterinary medicine. The clinics have an average of 49,000 patients a year (in-patient, ambulant and policlinical care), and of course, there are a lot of apprentices in related professions.


The TiHo was founded in 1778 under the regency of George III and originally named Roß-Arzney-Schule. This university is also one of the oldest of its kind. The first lecturer was Johann Adam Kersting from Kassel.