The association

The Association of Swiss Human Taxidermists (VSHP / ASPH / ASPU) is the only body representing the interests of this professional group in Switzerland. Its core tasks include the qualitative education and training of human taxidermists in the fields of anatomy, pathology and forensic medicine.

In addition, it is also the only provider of a training structure for human taxidermists in Switzerland, thus guaranteeing a high level in this area of technical assistance and also ensuring that there is a corresponding supply of young talent.

The VSHP emerged from the Association of Swiss Anatomy - Pathology Preparators (VSAPP). It was founded in 1985 and currently has about 50 active members, 3 honorary members and 6 veterans.

The Executive Committee

Thomas Rost

Thomas Rost

President, The Executive Board Examination Commission


Marco Gagliano

Vice-President, Member of the Examination Commission


Charlott Meister

Secretary, Member of the Examination Commission


Anna Auernhammer

Minutes Secretary, Webmaster


Ralf Silberbach