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The training path in the GTRD®

The large animal rescue service CH / FL works closely with the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich, where the large animal rescuers are trained by qualified specialists in all important first aid and medical emergency measures.


Head of Training Medicine:
Prof. Anton Fürst

Anatomy training:
Prof. Hans Geyer

Head of Training Distance Immobilizations:
Dr. Wolfgang Zenker


For the technical special training we were able to establish a cooperation with top specialists


Fire service / respiratory protection: Building insurance Canton Zurich GVZ

Water rescue:
Intercantonal Police School Hitzkirch IPH and
Rescue Pro

Alpine rescues:
Swiss Mountain Guide Association SBV, Meiringen




In order to be able to carry out high-quality rescues at a professional level, we complete the training for

Large animal rescue worker GTRD® / VSFUZH, for large animal rescue technician GTRD® / VSFUZH and for large animal rescue worker GTRD® / VSFUZH


Our training is structured and structured in modules. Each module ends with an exam. The training lasts several years, as we do not complete it professionally but in our free time .


Please note: participation in the GTRD ® is on a voluntary basis in the militia system

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