Welcome to Archaeopteryx
The veterinary study association for birds and exotic animals
Archaeopteryx is a veterinary study association that focuses specifically on exotic animal species. The main fields of interest are: birds, reptiles, exotic wildlife, amphibians, marine mammals, rodents and rabbits. For more than 30 years, our working groups and committees have been organising lectures, excursions and many other activities related to these fascinating animals.
Curious? Click on the images below for more information about our working groups and our upcoming activities. In our gallery you can find photos of our previous activities.
Our goal and our vision
The study association Archaeopteryx makes sure that every member gains the most veterinary knowledge on birds and special animals as possible. To achieve this goal, inspiring activities are organised like first aid courses for birds and reptiles. However, it does not stop there. For members who are interested in the world of wildlife, Archaeopteryx is ideal. Loads of excursions and lectures are being organised on wildlife medicine, diseases and more.
In the future, Archaeopteryx strives to prepare members even better for the veterinary practice by organising more and more activities.
Who are we?
Archaeopteryx is a veterinary study association at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht. The association has reached over 1100 members including veterinary students, veterinarians, students of other courses and other organisations.
Approximately 70 members of Archaeopteryx are active in each of the working groups and commissions: they help with the organisation of all the activities.
Protecting the turtles
On May 17th, Kaj Schut, manager of the Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire organization, will tell us something about sea turtles, her experience with them and her work. Together with her organization, Kaj Schut tries to protect the sea turtle population around the island of Bonaire. She does so by multiple projects, research and education. She will talk about those methods, the research and what it takes to protect the turtles.
Time: 8:00 pm
Teams code: 77j10l9