NVI Unit Nova Gorica

Pri hrastu 18, Nova Gorica

tel.: +386 5 3383 700, + 386 5 3383 701

fax.: +386 5 3383 707

  • Employees

    mag. Jasna Pirjevec, vodja jasna.pirjevec@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 702, gsm: +386 41 728 265
    mag. Miroslav Leban, namestnik vodje miroslav.leban@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 705, gsm: +386 41 390 987
    Ivo Planinc (področje zdravstvenega varstva čebel) ivo.planinc@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 704, gsm: +386 41 740 805
    Suzana Skerbiš (področje zdravstvenega varstva čebel) suzana.skerbis@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 7310 284, gsm: +386 41 645 763
    Rosvita Sitar (področje zdravstvenega varstva rib) rosvita.sitar@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 6392 077, gsm: +386 41 972 209
    Lucija Kavčič lucija.kavcic@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 700
    Nataša Filej natasa.filej@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 706
    Renata Špacapan renata.spacapan@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 706
    Jolanda Tavčar jolanda.tavcar@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 706
    Linda Komel linda.komel@vf.uni-lj.si tel: +386 5 3383 706
    Danila Terčič danila.tercic@vf.uni-lj.si tel.: +386 5 3383 706
    Veterinary Hygienists  
    Soter Kovač tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 701
    Aleš Kovač tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 702
    Marjan Kravos tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 703
    Zorko Premrov tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 704
    Zvone Rudež tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 705
    Silvo Bertok tel.: +386 5 3383 701, gsm: +386 40 618 706

  • Unit Activity

    The unit covers an area of 23 municipalities and 3 district offices of VARS (Nova Gorica, Postojna, Koper). The seat of the unit is in Nova Gorica, whilst branches are in Sežana, Postojna and Koper. Nova Gorica is a regional unit of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) and performs professional operational and development activities in the field of diagnosis of infectious animal diseases and the health care of domestic animals, wildlife, fish and bees, as well as operational and diagnostic activities in the field of food hygiene. This includes microbiological testing of clinical material, food and raw materials for food, animal feed, swabs and water, parasitological examinations of domestic and wild animals and serological testing.

    The Nova Gorica unit carries out activities in the field of health care of fish and bees through clinical examination and sampling of bees and farmed and wild fish stocks, the issue of drugs and the education of animal owners.
    The unit also performs the functions of determining the cause of death and disposal of animal carcasses.


  • Education

    The employees working in the field of health care of bees carry out various lectures for the needs of beekeeping associations in the area of diseases and preservation of bee colonies.

  • Research

    Determining the effectiveness of acaricide and its usability in practice – Task Head: Prof. Dr. Vlasta Jenčič.
    The project seeks to determine the effectiveness of acaricidal agents (Armitraz) in field and laboratory conditions on the resistance of varroa.

  • Professional Work

    In the context of laboratory activities the unit performs microbiological testing of food, animal feed, swabs, water, raw materials and infectious material. The unit also carries out parasitological examination of stools and the muscle systems of domestic and wild animals. Serological tests are performed from blood according to the programme which is prescribed annually by VARS. Additionally, diagnostic tests are performed for diseases of bee colonies.
    The laboratory holds an accreditation document.

    The Department for the Health Care of Bees systematically monitors the health and epizoological status of bees with a focus on infectious diseases and treatment of bee colonies. To this end, it performs clinical examinations of bee colonies, diagnostic field investigations, collection of samples for further laboratory tests and issuing of appropriate professional instructions and drugs. It participates in the work of the commission for the evaluation, selection and recognition of queen bees. The department arranges the professional basis for planning and monitoring measures in the health care of bees, monitors the register of beekeepers and bee colonies and implements the registration of new beekeepers. A significant part of the department’s work is also devoted to the education of beekeepers.
    The department is also involved in identifying the causes of death of animals in the areas covered by the unit. Investigations into causes of death are determined on request by animal owners, primary veterinary services, veterinary inspections and other interested parties. Due to the epizootiological situation in the field, the cause of death is assessed for an additional 1 % of animal deaths.
    The unit has an organised veterinary hygiene department which, in the areas that it covers, collects and transports dead animal carcasses to a collection centre where they are incinerated.
    Performing work in the field of health care of fish includes fieldwork where, upon request, visits are made to fish farms in order to address the health problems of fish through performing clinical examinations, sampling, field diagnostics, giving advice and prescribing therapies. Aquaculture locations are also visited in the event of death of fish and shellfish. Aquaculture production is also visited as part of the scheme of checks based on risk assessment for particular diseases. The unit carries out inspections of records and performs activities prescribed on the basis of decisions of VARS.
    Extensive co-operation with customers and veterinary inspectors in various professional groups and/or commissions, and in the preparation of rules and other acts in the field of health care of fish and molluscs, preparation of sanitation programmes and the creation of written expert opinions, producing estimates of the risk of individual animal diseases from aquaculture, activities within the framework of NRL for diseases of bivalve molluscs, writing articles and contributions, preparing lectures for fish and/or mollusc farmers.