About the university
The Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. The agency was established in 1911 and is located in Uppsala. The agency is an expert organisation for veterinary medicine, aiming to promote animal health by preventing, diagnosing and controlling infectious diseases in animals. It is specialised in virology, bacteriology, antibiotic resistance, parasitology, chemistry, food safety, vaccinology and pathology. It provides advice and conducts commissioned investigations and programmes for controlling contagious diseases. One of the main commissions is zoonotic infections.
• Department of Animal Health and Antimicrobial Strategies
• Department of Virology, Immunology and Parasitology
• Department of Pathology and Wildlife Diseases
• Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology
• Department of Chemistry, Environment and Feed Hygiene
• Department of Bacteriology
• Section for Environment and Biosecurity
SVA is a collaborating centre of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The responsibility of SVA is biotechnology-based diagnosis of infectious diseases in veterinary medicine.
Research and development is one of our four main tasks, which has a major bearing on our ability to tackle the three remaining tasks: disease surveillance and preparedness; diagnosis and analysis; and knowledge transfer. Research at SVA is focused on infectious diseases and biologic toxins. We work with zoonotic, epizootic and endemic diseases. We have five defined strategic research areas: antimicrobial resistance, disease preparedness, future diagnostics, infectious diseases in wildlife and zoonotic enteric diseases. However, research is not limited to these strategic topics. Some of the scientists at SVA are listed below. Click on their names to view more details. Ågren Estelle, Ågren Joakim, Ahola Harri, Alsmark Cecilia, Andersson Gunnar, Artursson Karin , Börjesson Stefan, Chenais Erika, Dorea Fernanda