Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

General

Program Description

Duration: 5,5 years (11 semesters)

Professional title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

Study Profile: general academic

Start Month: October

Semestral Fee: 4000 EUR

Overview

The course awarded with the EAEVE certificate attesting the highest standards of education in Europe assures the candidates of the best choice for a veterinary course. Students while studying Veterinary Medicine obtain knowledge of the subjects belonging to the general and basic groups, which corresponds with a general academic profile of education, then they have clinical subjects. The student takes the compulsory practice and clinical internships, through which acquire practical skills used in the veterinary profession. Conducting species oriented training, clinical internships and the opportunity to choose items from a group of elective subjects allows students to clarify and focus on acquired knowledge and skills for the future practical profession.

The theoretical knowledge in the field of veterinary science during the first four years of study provides a basis for practical training in the final years of study. Professional specialization can be continued during Ph.D. studies, postgraduate studies and specialization courses for veterinarians.

What will you study?

Programme for uniform single-stage course

1st year

Basic sciences (biophysics, chemistry, Latin language, anatomy, histology and embryology, biochemistry, genetics), and physical education, humanities, and foreign language,

2nd year

Basic sciences (topographical anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) Preclinical sciences (immunology, microbiology, physiopathology) Animal production (animal nutrition, animal husbandry, ethology, welfare and protection of animals, the practice on animal breeding)

3rd year

Preclinical sciences (pharmacy, pharmacology, parasitology and invasiology, physiopathology, pathomorphology) Clinical sciences (clinical diagnostics and laboratory diagnostics, imaging diagnostics, diseases of benefit insects)

4th year

Clinical sciences (diseases of farm animals, diseases of dogs and cats, fish diseases, clinical practice) Food Hygiene (tasks of veterinary inspection, public health, veterinary legislation, microbiology and technology of food of animal origin, practical training in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants)

5th year

Clinical sciences (horse diseases, veterinary prevention, clinical immunology, veterinary forensic, clinical internships, clinical practices) Food Hygiene (tasks of veterinary inspection, public health, veterinary legislation, microbiology and technology of food of animal origin, practical training in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants)

6th year

Clinical sciences (horse diseases, veterinary prevention, clinical immunology, veterinary forensic, clinical internships, clinical practices)

Elective subjects related to clinical sciences.

In what form will classes be conducted?

Classes are conducted in the form of lectures, laboratory, clinical and field classes.

How will you be assessed?

Semester credits based on obtained course credits form grades of mid-term and end-term tests and exams held in oral or written form. In the case of some subjects tests and exams can have practical and theoretical parts.

How many ECTS points do you get?

Standard of education in veterinary medicine provides no less than 330 ECTS credits for 11 semester course of study.

What qualifications and powers will you get during studies?

Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has the qualifications necessary to obtain the right to practice the profession of a veterinary surgeon. Such qualifications are given by regional chambers of Veterinary Medicine.

Where will you be able to work after graduation?

Graduates of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can work as:

  • veterinary surgeons of “free practice” treating farm, companion and exotic animals,
  • veterinary surgeons employed in veterinary clinics and hospitals,
  • employees of the state administration, the state veterinary inspection,
  • employees of institutes and centers of sciences and research,
  • microbiological laboratory staff,
  • representatives of pharmaceutical companies and companies producing feedstuff for farm and companion animals.

What is unique about our Veterinary Medicine?

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is widely acclaimed in Poland as well as abroad.
  • Gained official EAEVE certificate of approval, which attests highest standards of education quality in Europe.
  • The Polish Accreditation Committee assessed the Veterinary Faculty with the highest A grade.
  • The second best Veterinary Faculty in Poland according to higher education rankings.
  • The most popular course among the whole University offer. Every year there are approximately 11 candidates fighting for 1 place.
  • Every year students from the UK, Ireland, Canada and the Scandinavian countries enroll in the course.
  • Classes are taught by national and international academic teachers as well as by practicing specialists in Veterinary Medicine.
  • Veterinary Students’ initiative: International Veterinary Student’ Association providing an exchange of knowledge and experience among Polish and international students.
  • The Veterinary Medicine Faculty cooperates with many universities worldwide (e.g. Austria, Italy, Hungary, Spain, China, Turkey) and on the basis of bilateral agreements, doctoral students and researchers are offered participation in short-term or long-term training programmes abroad.
  • The W.U.E.L.S. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a member of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Veterinary Network of European Student and Staff Transfer (VetNEST.
  • The Faculty has high-tech equipment for animal treatment, which is unique among other country research centers: magnetic resonance, tomography and elastography devices.
  • Wide choice of elective courses, such as Stomatology, Diseases of Exotic Animals, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Quality Management in Food Manufacturing.
  • The 10th and 11th semester curriculum comprise only practical classes during which students experience direct contact with a wide number of animal species and classes in food processing plants and slaughterhouses. Students cooperate with the veterinary polyclinic staff, take part in 24-hour veterinary medical service and assist in emergency house calls (Mobile Clinic).

Entry Requirements

Our Veterinary Medicine programme is mainly intended for High School/ Secondary School graduates who fulfill the minimum requirements. Candidates for these studies have to possess a high level of knowledge on the subjects of Chemistry, Biology, and English on a B2 level. This needs to be proven by a certificate or school reports. Admission process Intake period: May- September Admission fee: 19 EUR (for all candidates) Required documents and application info: http://www.wet.up.wroc.pl/en/recruitment

Last updated December 2017

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