The Veterinary Anatomy Museum was born in Pisa in 1839 together with the chair of Zoology linked to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pisa. Despite that in Europe two hippology lovers and authors of texts on the subject at the time had already been operating in Pisa in the eighteenth century (Nicolò Rosselmini, patrician from Pisa, Superintendent General of the Breeds and Imperial Stables of the Grand Duchy, and Baron D’Eisemberg, a nobleman of German origin, Director of the Imperial Stables and First Horseman of the Academy of Pisa), the first official teaching of veterinary art began in 1818 and was held privately by Vincenzo Mazza.

About 300 finds are housed in the museum’s approximately 900 square meters. The Museum shows finds (skeletons, dried preparations, stuffed, stuffed and preserved in alcohol) of livestock animal production species and pets, especially of the horse, due to its importance in the historical-social evolution of man. There are also many anatomical preparations concerning dromedaries from the San Rossore Park and a collection of teratology.

Opening time : only on reservation

Tickets : Individuals, groups, reductions € 2,50, free for University students

Info: 050.2216856, Dott.ssa Alessandra Coli
E-mail: alessandra.coli@unipi.it
The Veterinary Anatomy Museum | Pisa