Leadership

The Faculty is led by the dean. The dean selects vice-deans to support him or her in the development of the Faculty, the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the University and the promotion of interdepartmental cooperation as determined by the dean. During the operating period 2018-2021, the Faculty is acting with two vice-deans, whose primary areas of responsibility encompass research, teaching  and Swedish-language affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

De­part­ment of Food Hy­giene and En­vir­on­men­tal Health, Head of the department Mari Nevas

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Mari
Nevas
University Lecturer
Food Hygiene and Environmental Health
Field of science Veterinary science

 

 

De­part­ment of Veter­in­ary Bios­ciences, Head of the Department  Tomi Taira

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Tomi
Taira
Professor
Veterinary Biosciences
Field of science Neurosciences

De­part­ment of Equine and Small An­imal Medi­cine, Head of the Department Merja Rantala

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Merja
Rantala
Clinical Instructor
Field of science Veterinary science, Plant biology, microbiology, virology

 

De­part­ment of Pro­duc­tion An­imal Medi­cine, Head of the Department Mari Heinonen

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Mari
Heinonen
Professor
Production Animal Medicine
Field of science Veterinary science

 

 Veter­in­ary Teach­ing Hos­pital

Dean Antti Sukura temporarily holds the position of Hospital Director.

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Antti
Sukura
Professor
Veterinary Biosciences
Field of science Veterinary science

The Faculty Council consists of the Dean and 11 other members. The members and their deputies are elected for a four-year term (student members for two years). The professors and assistant professors elect eight members amongst themselves. The other personnel and the students both elect three members amongst themselves.

FACULTY COUNCIL MEMBERS 2018-2021

Chairman of the Faculty Council
Dean Antti Sukura 
(Vice Professor Outi Vainio)

Professors

  • Professor Mari Heinonen, Department of Production Animal Medicine (professor Anna Valros)
  • Professor Raimo Pohjanvirta, Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health (professor Miia Lindström)
  • Professor Outi Vainio, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine (professor Thomas Spillman)
  • Professor Tomi Taira, Department of Veterinary Biosciences (professor Antti Iivanainen)

Other teachers and researchers and other staff

  • University Lecturer Mikael Niku (University Lecturer Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios)
  • Clinical teacher Heli Simojoki (Klinisk lärare Thomas Grönthal)
  • Animal physiotherapist Heli Hyytiäinen (Hospital veterinarian Jenni Sukura)

Students (1.1.2018-31.12.2019)

  • VetMed Student Tiina Kaarela (VetMed Student Joanna Martikainen
  • BVetMed Iida Niinikoski (VetMed Student . Eeva Raappana)
  • VetMed Student Mari Rahkola (VetMed Student Tiina Heikkilä

As the faculty council secretary works Services Coordinator Kati Laalo (Vice Maija Mäkinen)