Master of Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon
Brief information about programme
Type of studies: Integrated studies
Duration: 5.5 years
Degree: Master of Veterinary Medicine
Qualification: Veterinary Surgeon
ECTS credits: 336
The integrated study programme 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 per cent of the curriculum.
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 ant theoretical examinations of 9 modules (pathology, surgery etc.). The studies are completed by a master's thesis defense.
Competences 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 legislation requirements;
- work in a team solving professional issues and constantly improve professional skills.
Qualifications of a veterinary surgeon enables 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 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 PhD.
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 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 sport horses;
- Professional veterinary advice concerning prevention, diagnostics and treatment;
- Consultation for animal owners and administration of veterinary assistance.
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