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Veterinary Medicine – Brno


Veterinary Medicine


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno


6 years

General information

The D.V.M. degree offered by the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno is recognized by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Advisory Committee on Veterinary Training, among others. FVM administers the programme with the co-operation of the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology (FVHE) and the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the UVPS Brno. Today, there are more than 700 students in the D.V.M. programme.

The degree programme provides a global education in the field of diagnostics, therapy and prevention of contagious and non-contagious diseases of animals, and basic knowledge of animal origin and food hygiene.

The study period is six years (12 semesters). The total teaching hours is 5,149, consisting of 1,470 hours of lectures and 3,679 hours of practice (seminars, practice and the research at clinics). Each semester lasts between 12 to 15 weeks with approximately 25 hours of direct teaching. After the completion of each semester, an examination period follows.

Course Content

Year I

Students develop a basic understanding of the Life Sciences underpinning veterinary medicine and become familiar with veterinary and medical terms.

Year II

Students delve more deeply into the Life Sciences, particularly anatomy, physiology and veterinary genetics. Students start studying microbiology and learn about animal nutrition and feeding.

Year III

Students work in the field with animals to support their classroom learning in toxicology, animal hygiene and pharmacology. Students are exposed to imaging diagnostics, and focus on clinical diagnostics and treatment of diseases.

Year IV

Students continue working in the field, honing their skills and learning new ones as they work on a variety of animals, from small mammals to ruminants and swine.

Year V

Surgery techniques become a main focus as students investigate various animal diseases as well as learn animal obstetrics and gynaecology.

Year VI

Students finish higher-level courses and prepare for, and take, obligatory state examinations

Career prospects

After you graduate, you may register to practise as a vet in Ireland or the UK. The degree is recognised by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for registration to practise as a vet in Ireland and the UK

Entry requirements

NUI Matriculation requirements: six passes at Leaving Certificate [inc two at C or above] PLUS University Entrance Examination in Biology & Chemistry.

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