According to the DFE Ordinance 455.109.1, individuals who carry out or supervise animal experiments, must follow the introductory course in laboratory animal science (module 1; section 2: article 23). Supervisors also have to attend a second course (module 2; section 3: article 27) to acquire the expertise and techniques necessary to plan and supervise animal experimental protocols.
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Individuals who have received an equivalent training, described in the sections 2 and 3 of the DFE Ordinance 455.109.1, during their vocational training or university studies, can be exempted either partially or in full from this training (module 1 and 2).
If this is your case, you will need to contact either the canton veterinary the Dr. med vet G. Peduto at the SCAV in Lausanne or the Dr. med vet A. Rod at the Department of Economy and Health in Geneva, in order to obtain a special dispensation. You will have to provide: your curriculum vitae, list of publications, documents attesting training in animal experimentation (accreditation).