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Hetényi Nikoletta


Dr. Nikoletta Hetényi

Department of Animal Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics
Position: research fellow
+361 478 4124
Rottenbiller street 50. Ground-floor 4


Teaching experiences:

Required courses:

  • Animal Nutrition I and II.
  • Futtermittelkunde

Elective courses:

  • Feeding of exotic
  • Insects as food and feed

Languages: English, German

Study trips:

  • 2011, Aktion Österreich-Ungarn, 3 week long German language scholarship in Innsbruck,
  • Bilateral agreement, 2012, 2017 and 2018: University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds
  • Bilateral agreement, 2016: University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Institute for Animal Nutrition

Qualification: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Medicine Degree, PhD

Scientific degree: PhD

Scientific activity: Nutritional diseases of reptiles. Husbandry, health, and nutrition of exotic pet animals. Insects as animal feed. Insect farming and nutrition.


  • 2007: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2008: veterinarian at the University of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2018: PhD
  • 2019: research fellow
  • 2019: Wildlife Medicine Degree


Professional memberships:

Name of Committee Period Position
European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition  since 2017
Hungarian Society of Laboratory Animal Science since 2016

Number of theses supervised:

· Theses: 7

· TDK works: 5

PhD students supervised: –

List of publications (Top 10)

MTMT link:

1. Szabó. J, Andrásofszky E, Tuboly T, Bersényi A, Weisz A, Hetényi N, Hullár I.: Effects of arginine or glutamine supplementation on production, organ weights, interferon gamma, interleukin 6 and antibody titre of broilers. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 62:(3)., pp. 348-361. 2014.

2. Hetényi N, Sátorhelyi T, Kovács Sz, Hullár I.: Effects of two dietary vitamin and mineral supplements on the growth and health of Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni). Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift. 127:(5/6) pp. 251-256. 2014.

3. Hetényi N., Lang Zs., Sátorhelyi T., Hullár I.: Effects of different vitamin D sources on blood biochemistry of bearded dragons (Pogona spp) and Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni). Berliner und Münchener Tierärtzliche Wochenschrift, 2020, 133. 149-158 doi: 10.2376/0005-9366-19024. online first: 31.03.2020.

4. Hetényi N, Andrásofszky E: Evaluation of commercial tortoise and turtle feeds. Slovenian Veterinary Research. 2022. 59 (3).

5. Hetényi N, Sátorhelyi T, Kovács Sz, Hullár I.: Variations in blood biochemical values of male Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni). Veterinaria. 65:(1) pp. 15-21. 2016.

6. Kristensen, A. U., Zsinka, B., Lang, Z., Hetényi, N. (2023). Survey of the Husbandry, Health, and Welfare of Norwegian Pet Rabbits. Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, 13(5), 767-775. Retrieved from

7. Hetényi N., Lang Zs., Andrásofszky E., Hullár I.: Fibrosus Diets for Herbivore Tortoise. J. Anim. Vet. Adv., 18. 139-142, 2019.

8. Hetényi N., Sátorhelyi T.: Survey of pet rabbit husbandry and nutrition. Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja, 143 (7) pp. 409-417. 2021.

9. Hetényi N, Andrásofszky E, Hullár I: Investigations concerning the voluntary dry matter intake, passage time, and the nutrients’ digestibility in Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni). Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja. 138:(5) pp. 307-312. 2016.

10.Hetényi N, Hullár I.: Life-span of compact UVB-bulbs dedicated to tropical and desert reptiles and their role in the prevention of metabolic bone disease. Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja. 140:(8) pp. 501-505. 2018.


Consultation: Monday 9-10