LUHS Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
The scope of Veterinary Medicine is expanding constantly. It deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in different types of domestic animals, farm animals, birds and aquatic animals. Veterinary professionals, therefore, carry out a wide range of tasks: animal treatment, laboratory activities, scientific and organisational work, research, food, hygiene and welfare, etc.
The undergraduate degree programme in Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary Academy aims to provide a high quality university-level education that awards students with the qualification of Veterinary Surgeon.
- A general university education in human, social and natural sciences.
- A higher education in biosciences relating to veterinary medicine such as anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, etc.
- A specialist education in veterinary medicine, including veterinary pathology, clinical diagnostics, non-infectious diseases, veterinary parasitology, veterinary pharmacology, obstetrics and gynaecology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, etc.
The degree programme in Veterinary Medicine lasts 6 years.
Total number of ECTS credits: 360.
Veterinary Medicine graduates are well-prepared to work in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases found in domestic and farm animals, the control of other animal health disorders, welfare, food and hygiene.
Basically, the course prepares students for a career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Students can also choose to study a PhD or specialise in a particular area by enrolling in a residency programme. In addition to working as a Veterinary Surgeon, graduates in Veterinary Medicine can also pursue a career as a zoologist, researcher, animal welfare officer and many more. They also gain the necessary skills to be able to work for veterinary control services, veterinary pharmaceutical companies and institutions dealing with animal food, welfare and hygiene.
The degree programme in Veterinary Medicine meets the EU directives regulating higher education in veterinary medicine. The programme was first assessed by EAEVE experts in 2002, which has helped to develop and improve the programme. In addition, it is certified by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education and accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.