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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Professional and clinical experience

Extramural professional practice

Completion of 80 hours under supervision of private veterinary surgeons after the 4th and 5th year of study outside the UVMP in Košice, in the Slovak Republic or abroad. During the practice, students should get acquainted with the administration of private veterinary activities (keeping records of preventive activities and interventions, prescriptions, using and dispensing veterinary pharmaceuticals) and with performance of professional activities (diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic procedures within the field and outpatient practice) in agreement with the legislative provisions of the respective country. Conditions, organisation and acquirement of professional experience are arranged individually by the student of the UVMP.

Accepted veterinary practices:

  • 4th year of study – aside from private veterinary surgeons and clinics, professional practice in the 4th year of study may be completed also at farms (including fish farms), state veterinary services and authorities and slaughterhouses
  • 5th year of study – professional practice in the 5th year has to be completed strictly at private veterinary clinic, following the work of a veterinary surgeon on a daily basis

Basic requirements:

  • Acceptance letter for extramural professional practice
  • Record book of clinical and professional practice

Before performance of the practice:

  • Student submits completed, signed (and stamped) “Acceptance letter for extramural professional practice” to the guarantor of the practice at least two weeks before intended beginning of the practice
  • Guarantor of the practice decides on the appropriateness of the chosen practice based on its compliance with the aim of the extramural professional practice and its requirements

After completion of the practice:

  • By August 25 of the given year (unless otherwise agreed), student submits to the guarantor of the practice completed, signed (and stamped) record book of clinical and professional practice for the assessment of the performed practice together with a copy of “confirmation on the completion of extramural professional practice” page from the record book
  • Confirmation on the completion of extramural professional practice page from the record book stays with the guarantor of the practice for keeping records
  • Granting a credit for the completion of extramural professional practice is conditioned by submission of the record book and copy of the confirmation on the completion of extramural professional practice page to the guarantor of the practice within specified deadline
  • Credit for completion of the practice has to be obtained by the end of academic year in which it is scheduled (i.e. by August 31)

Schedule of professional practice:

4th year GVM, post BSc.
80 hours
Extramural practice
5th year GVM, post BSc.
80 hours
Extramural practice

Guarantor:

Vladimír Vrabec, DVM
+421 917 637 797

Clinical practice

Specified number of hours is designated for the student’s clinical experience in the 5th and 6th year of study within the prescribed teaching hours. Clinical experience is organized by clinics of the UVMP and teachers in the chosen clinic. Conditions, organisation and acquirement of clinical experience are arranged by the respective clinics of the UVMP in Košice.

Basic requirements:

  • Record book of clinical and professional practice

Schedule of clinical practice:

5th year GVM, post BSc.
60 hours
Clinic of birds, exotic and free living animals
5th year GVM, post BSc.
40 hours
Small animal clinic
5th year GVM, post BSc.
10 hours
Clinic of horses
5th year GVM, post BSc.
30 hours
Clinic of ruminants
6th year GVM, post BSc.
80 hours
Small animal clinic
6th year GVM, post BSc.
80 hours
Clinic of horses
6th year GVM, post BSc.
60 hours
Clinic of ruminants
6th year GVM, post BSc.
60 hours
Clinic of swine

Record book of clinical and professional practice

Record book of clinical and professional practice is document containing the records of experience, traineeships and performed activities of the student, completed during his/her study. Record book is issued by the UVMP in Košice and students are obliged to obtain it before completion of their first prescribed practice (in the 4th year of study). Students have to keep the record book accurate and up to date during the rest of their studies. Before the graduation, the record book must be submitted to the Study Office and kept archived in the student’s personal file.

Record books are available for students in the University Library and Editorial Centre or in the e-shop.

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