School Contact Information

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Address: Herzl 229, P.O. Box 12,
Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-(0)8-9489021/31;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9467940



Possible cure for day blindness starts human trials

26 January, 2021

Successful experiments on a herd of sheep six years ago leads to US clinical trials of the treatment to help people suffering from day blindness.Back in 2009, a group of Israeli researchers identified a herd of Awassi sheep that were blind in bright daylight but could see at night, in low-light conditions.

Their condition, known as hereditary achromatopsia or day blindness, is caused by a genetic mutation and it can afflict humans, too – especially children of marriages between close relatives.


Medical grade honey reduces risk of surgical site infections after colic operations, researchers find

9 October, 2018

Medical grade honey gel shows promise in reducing the number of infections in surgical incisions arising from colic surgery.

Dr Kajsa Gustafsson and her colleagues at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, reported their findings recently in the Equine Veterinary Journal.


Koalas, horses and pygmy goats in Israeli-UC Davis vet team-up

9 March, 2018
A list of the collaborative work between the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine — the only veterinary school in Israel — reads something like a “who’s who” of the animal kingdom.
Nearly 65,000 cats, dogs, horses, cows and goats (including pygmy and Nubian varieties) are cared for annually at the Davis and Rehovot facilities, along with the occasional gorilla, koala and wallaby.

At Israel’s main equine hospital, wild patients call for creative solutions

14 December, 2015

Vets struggle to prevent horses from galloping away from surgery, using an array of methods and an army of volunteers

At Israel’s main equine hospital, the animals can be wild patients, creating some unique challenges for the veterinarians treating them.

“They are not good patients,” said Dr. Gal Kelmer, who heads the large animal department at Hebrew University’s Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. “I get a lot of satisfaction when things work.”