Study programmes

Accredited study programmes in Slovak Language

General veterinary medicine

Graduates of the full-time six-year study programme in General veterinary medicine, which since 1991 has been provided in the English language for students from all over the world, obtain the academic title of doctor of veterinary medicine - (abbreviated as DVM). A graduate of this programme can perform work as a veterinary doctor in the state or private sphere with a focus mainly on diagnostic, therapy and prevention of diseases in companion, farm and exotic animals, but also in the fields of food industry, pharmacy, scientific research fields and environmental protection.

A successful graduate of the other full-time six-year study programme in food hygiene, which is focused more on professional subjects from the fields of production of food products of animal origin, also obtains the title doctor of veterinary medicine. Such a veterinary doctor is capable of endorsing the health safety of foodstuffs from first production up through consumption, performing inspections of food products of animal and plant origin and their handling, supervising the import and export of foodstuffs on the commercial market. Equally, he or she is also qualified to perform the activities of a veterinary doctor for economic, domestic and exotic animals.


The academic title of magister (abbreviated as Mgr.) is conferred on graduates of the full-time five-year study programme in Pharmacy. The aim of the study programme is to prepare professionals in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals as a component of health care for people and animals and is focused on research, production and inspection of drugs and medicines. Graduates are employed as pharmacists, in hospitals and medical centres, in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, in the system of state inspection of drugs and in the health insurance industry.


The Cynology study programme in particular has gained popularity in that it enables the connection of love of dogs with wider possibilities of professional application. A graduate develops expertise necessary to perform his or her profession in specialised veterinarian facilities, mainly in the Police Force, in the army, in the railway police, in customs administration or in private security services. He or she can work as a professional dog trainer, a cynologist in hunting associations and rescue services, and in associations for citizens with disabilities, as a referee on the performance of dogs in service and in hunting activities, he or she can inspect the conditions for construction and operation of quarantines and shelters for dogs or work for the protection of animals and nature.

Safety of feeds and foodstuffs

A graduate of the study programme Safety of feeds and foodstuffs can work in state and private laboratories with a focus on quality evaluation of foodstuffs and animal feeds. He or she can help with the planning, organising and inspection of safety systems for the production of foodstuffs and feeds, and work in advisory institutes in the field of production, handling and release of foodstuffs and feeds into circulation, in the area of laboratory diagnostics, production practice and safety systems. He or she can also work in education and scientific research institutes as a highly qualified laboratory worker specialising in chemical, biochemical, microbiological and mycological analyses.

Graduates obtain the title of bachelor (Bc.) in the full-time and external form of this three-study programme and can subsequently earn the title of magister (Mgr.) in related study programme of the second degree – the market and quality of foodstuffs.

Man-animal relationship and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy

Graduates of the study programme Man-animal relationship and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy acquire necessary knowledge in biology, psychology, sociology and pedagogy as well as basic knowledge in the field of medicine and veterinary medicine in order to be professionally prepared to dedicate themselves primarily to the use of animals in psychological and medical therapy in schools, rehabilitation centres and clinics, retirement homes and the like. They can also work in prisons and forensic reintegration centres, substance abuse treatment facilities to provide support for patients during drug withdrawal and reintegration, or in educational and counselling facilities.