The Animal Welfare Officer Dr. med.vet. Annamari Alitalo works at the interface between the researchers carrying out animal experiments at ETH Zurich and the authorities responsible for enforcing Swiss animal welfare legislation.
In this role, she:
- advises on legal requirements and principles of animal welfare
- provides support on required permits and documentation
- provides support on consistent processes and record-keeping
- ensures compliance with animal welfare regulations
As an independent expert, she reports to the Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations (VPFW) and is the primary point of contact at ETH Zurich for Zurich's Cantonal Veterinary Office.