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All about animals

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The Veterinary Office (VETA) is under the aegis of the Department of Health of the Canton of Zurich. It sees to the fact that all legal requirements of the federal government and of the canton regarding animals are implemented and met. These requirements are intended to guarantee that the production and protection needs of animals bred by us are in balance and that safety concerns of the population are sufficiently considered.

The VETA operates a 24-hour service for emergencies in animal welfare and crisis situations due to highly contagious animal diseases.