Terrarium animals

Terrarium animals







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.

Upcoming activities

Are you curious about the work of a vet in a wildlife center? Then make sure you tune in on February 28 at 13:00 (1:00 PM)! Indonesian vet Wahyu Hananto will tell us something about Cikananga Wildlife Centre and will elaborate on an interesting case of a monkey in need of help.

Sign in: https://forms.gle/hH59kWkrCjpUczek8

Teams code: q1x2pbh

Date: February 28
Time: 13:00 (1:00 PM)
Location: Microsoft Teams, q1x2pbh
CS points: 1


View our agenda here.


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upcoming activities


Would you like to become a member of Archaeopteryx? Good choice. Click below for the registration form!

Sandwich of the month:

Taco Sandwich

The new grilled sandwich of the month is very special, because it is not a sandwich! Wrap yourself up in this cold month or taco your (girl)friend out with this taco tortilla! It is a grilled tortilla with fresh cream, taco sauce and zucchini. Delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. So get out of your comfort zone and try the new grilled taco-tortilla!



Our address


Yalelaan 1

3584 CL Utrecht


E-mail: info@archaeopteryx-online.com

tel: 12-45 - 13:15 on 030-2537476 (business days)

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