Master of Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Program Description

Master of Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Master of Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon

Brief information about program

Type of studies: Integrated studies
Duration: 5.5 years
Degree: Master of Veterinary Medicine
Qualification: Veterinary Surgeon
ECTS credits: 336


The integrated study program consists of 3 blocks of subjects. The first, which is called the general higher education block, consists of liberal arts, social studies, mathematics and natural sciences. Basic veterinary medicine studies comprise the subjects of biomedical sciences such as anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry etc. The third block includes subjects in the fields of specialization and makes up approximately 60 percent of the curriculum.

Teaching Method

Coursework is organized into semesters during the first year: students have 5-7 subjects every semester. Starting with the second year, studies are organized in cycles: students learn 3 or 4 subjects simultaneously.

Evaluation of performance

Examinations are taken upon completion of each subject or module. Students must past integrated practical and theoretical examinations of 9 modules (pathology, surgery etc.). The studies are completed by a master's thesis defense.

Competencies you gain

Graduates in veterinary medicine will have the ability to:

  • conduct clinical research on animals and assess the results of laboratory tests;
  • diagnose animal diseases by analyzing the structure and functions of an animal body;
  • treat animals and apply the prevention, utilization and control measures of animal diseases;
  • assess an epidemiological situation regarding animal diseases and infectious diseases common both for animals and people;
  • control food and forage safety from primary production to the final product;
  • organize the implementation of animal safety measures according to the legislative requirements;
  • work in a team solving professional issues and constantly improve professional skills.

After graduation

Qualifications of a veterinary surgeon enable graduates to start their own veterinary practice as a veterinary doctor, be employed in the state veterinary services, international veterinary organizations or as specialists of veterinary hygiene can work in a business related to animal production, slaughterhouses, food enterprises and various public or non-governmental organizations and institutions.

Graduates may also consider undertaking further residency studies, leading to a qualification of a specialist in veterinary medicine, or study for a Ph.D.

Animal Clinics

Small Animal Clinic of Dr. L. Kriaučeliūnas

Main functions of the Small Animal Clinic include treatment of small animals and practical skills training of Veterinary Academy students, as well as the coordination of post-graduate studies.

Facts and Figures

The clinic was established in 1996 and presently has 21 employees on its medical staff, including 11 veterinary surgeons.

The Practice

The clinic's veterinary practice includes surgical procedures and the treatment of internal, infectious, gynecological and eye diseases, as well as neurological disorders. It has all the modern equipment necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of small animals. The clinic's specialists continuously raise their qualifications by attending lectures and practical seminars in Lithuania and abroad. Academy students are provided with excellent opportunities to participate in clinical examinations and diagnoses.

Large Animal Clinic

The main functions of the Large Animal Clinic consist of treatment and care of large animals, consultation, and practical skills training for Veterinary Medicine students, as well as the implementation of a variety of research.

Facts and Figures

The clinic was founded in 1938. It presently has 20 employees on its medical staff (including 9 veterinary surgeons), and it is the practical skills development base for veterinary students. A mobile ambulatory unit equipped with modern veterinary equipment is available to assist veterinarians with specific cases.


  • Andrological evaluations for breeders - assessment of frozen and fresh semen viability;
  • Specialist consultations to agricultural companies or private animal owners on female infertility;
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mastitis;
  • Professional advice on the chemical and pharmaceutical properties, effects, and indications of veterinary drugs;
  • Reports on documentation of veterinary drugs;
  • Animal blood serum tests and urinary morphological, biochemical rates;
  • Coordination of oversight procedures for the welfare and training of sports horses;
  • Professional veterinary advice concerning prevention, diagnostics, and treatment;
  • Consultation with animal owners and administration of veterinary assistance.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 28, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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5 years
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