Ulrika Grönlund appointed Sweden’s first Associate Professor in infection control

Ulrika Grönlund, AniCura's Group Medical Quality Manager, has been appointed Associate Professor in infection control by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences. The appointment is Sweden’s first associate professor in infection control across all disciplines, including both veterinary medicine and human medicine.

Infection control refers to the policies and procedures used to minimise the risk of spreading infections, especially in human hospital environments, animal hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

– Effective infection control procedures are fundamental to high quality patient care and safety. Ulrika is an authority in the field of infection control and we are very pleased that our animal hospitals and clinics can benefit from Ulrika’s knowledge and expertise, says Peter Feledy, Chief Operating Officer at AniCura.

– Working with quality at AniCura is exciting and rewarding. Infection control and antibiotic resistance are increasingly important topics, and there is always room to improve the clinical practice in both these fields. AniCura is a great platform for achieving real and lasting impact in the areas of infection control and antibiotic resistance, but also provides a great opportunity to identify new ways of working, either through conducting clinical research or by just discussing between clinics and countries, says Ulrika Grönlund.

Earlier this month AniCura issued the veterinary industry’s first quality report which describes AniCura's systematic quality initiative QualiCura, whose aim is to increase patient safety and improve the medical outcomes for AniCura's patients.

For more information, please contact

Peter Feledy, Chief Operating Officer of AniCura, +46 702 565 431

Ulrika Grönlund, Group Medical Quality Manager of AniCura, +46 706 387 562

About AniCura

AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe.

The company offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.

AniCura provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at 130 European locations and creates peace of mind for pet owners through excellent access and patient safety. Every year, AniCura’s 2 500 passionate veterinary professionals attend to more than one million companion animal patients. AniCura is a trusted training and referral body.

For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe. The company offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products. For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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Effective infection control procedures are fundamental to high quality patient care and safety. Ulrika is an authority in the field of infection control and we are very pleased that our animal hospitals and clinics can benefit from Ulrika’s knowledge and expertise.
says Peter Feledy, Chief Operating Officer at AniCura
Working with quality at AniCura is exciting and rewarding. Infection control and antibiotic resistance are increasingly important topics, and there is always room to improve the clinical practice in both these fields. AniCura is a great platform for achieving real and lasting impact in the areas of infection control and antibiotic resistance, but also provides a great opportunity to identify new ways of working, either through conducting clinical research or by just discussing between clinics and countries.
Ulrika Grönlund, AniCura's Group Medical Quality Manager