General Veterinary Medicine

Basic Information:
Intended for:
Secondary school leavers or Applicants with Bachelor degree in Veterinary Sciences or Animal Sciences, Biosciences or related sciences
Standard duration is 6 years (12 semesters)
Awarded Degree:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ("DVM")
Form of Study:
Credit System:
Compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Forms of Delivery:
Lectures, practical lessons, field and professional practice, diploma thesis and state exams
Professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and well known experts from scientific institutions, field practice and from abroad
Profile of the graduate:

Profile of the graduate of the General Veterinary Medicine study programme is formed during a study, in particular, on professional activities in the field of state administration, the Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons as a private veterinarian, in laboratory practice, the private sphere of agriculture, food, pharmacy, education, scientific research and environmental protection.

The study plan is compiled in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (formerly EU-78/1026/EEC and 78/1027/EEC for so-called regulated professions).

In the first years of study in theoretical and preclinical disciplines the student acquires knowledge of the biological laws of living nature in relation to veterinary medicine, he learns about the issues of living matter in broader contexts with respect to the ecosystem and their mutual interaction. The aim of this study is the knowledge of biochemical processes in complex with physiology of organs and systems of microorganisms and macroorganisms with differences in individual animal species.

Basic knowledge is applied in the study of subjects, which are focused on the health and hygiene issues of animal breeding. For medical work he draws knowledge mainly from the fields of anatomy, histology, nutrition and dietetics, physiology and pathological physiology, as well as pharmacology, toxicology, laboratory and clinical diagnostics. For application in practice serves theoretical and practical training in vocational subjects in the veterinary and therapeutic fields, but particularly preventive sphere, with a focus on environmental protection, ecology and production of safe and healthy food and products of animal origin. Graduate is ready to deal with wasteless technologies, the options of harmless disposal of waste, or their further use. Knowledge of residual substances and their impact on the quality of products and food of animal origin within the food chain will be used to protect animal health and the environment with a direct impact on human health.

Priority of the study is theoretical and practical training in specialized clinical subjects following different animal species from the aspect of internal, infectious, invasive and toxic diseases, metabolism disorders and organism damage by radiation and other adverse environmental influences.

During his studies, graduate acquires knowledge of diseases common for humans and animals, thus contributing to the protection of human health and the reduced occurrence of zoonoses in the human population.

Part of the study is the teaching of food hygiene subjects, which enables the graduate to supervise the hygiene of food production and supervise the protection of state borders from the veterinary and hygienic aspect.

The study plan is designed to allow the graduate to practice in agriculture sector and to continue to acquire further professional knowledge in postgraduate study.

Professional orientation and application of the graduate:

Preparation of graduates of the mentioned study branch is aimed on implementation of the professional orientation and proving that the graduate is fully competent to work:

  • as a private veterinary doctor
  • small/domestic animals, farm animals, exotic animals, ZOOs and game reserves
  • in the field of food safety and quality
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • in the research and development
  • in the field of ecology and environmental protection
  • in the field of teaching and consultancy

Recommended study plans of General Veterinary Medicine study programme

Course Catalogue GVM