Department of Veterinary Microbiology Graz

Dr. Heimo Laßnig
Telefon: +43 50 555-62100
Beethovenstrasse 6
8020 Graz

AGES-Abteilung Veterinärmikrobiologie Graz

Opening Times and Sample Delivery

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Road map Graz Beethovenstraße – Animal Health

Samples delivered by 12:00 noon will be processed on the same day.
Suspected cases of epidemic diseases only after previous telephone appointment at 0664 9670940 (Prof. Schmoll)!

The tasks of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology encompass the diagnosis of infections as part of the fight against animal epidemics and zoonoses, as well as veterinary tests for animal-based samples in the region with the highest density of poultry in Austria.


  • Bacteriological diagnosis as part of zoonoses surveillance and resistance Monitoring 
  • Contact for veterinary issues with regards to bacterial zoonoses (e.g. salmonella, campylobacter, outbreak surveys) 
  • Consultancy and expert Services 
  • Project partner for the professional public, animal health service and local veterinary Service 
  • Applied research

National Reference Laboratory:
Veterinär – Außenstelle des Nationalen Referenzlabors für Salmonellen

The full scope of the accreditation of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology Graz is published on this LINK: