Veterinary Nurse

Basic Information:
Intended For:
Upper secondary school leavers
3 years (6 semesters)
Awarded Degree
Bachelor (“BSc.”)
Form of Study:
Credit System:
Compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Forms of Delivery:
Lectures, practical lessons, field and professional practice, bachelor thesis and state exams
Professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and well known experts from scientific institutions, field practice and from abroad
Future career options:
Assistant in veterinary practice, in education, in animal protection organizations, as an animal charity worker (shelters and quarantine stations), for the pharmaceutical industry, as an animal nutrition specialist, in areas of animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation, animal welfare inspector, as a researcher, pet trainer, pet sales representative, animal laboratory technician, rescuer or animal and zoo consultant, etc.
The study is aimed at acquiring knowledge in the field of intensive care for companion animals. The student has knowledge of diagnostic methods, basic knowledge of parasitic and infectious diseases of pets, interpretation of pathogenetic mechanisms in connection with disease processes, characteristics of tumors, developmental anomalies and immune disorders, the student is able to manage the veterinary reception and first contact with the patient and client. The student will master outpatient laboratory techniques, evidence and management of therapy for individual diseases, preventive veterinary health programs for puppies, adults and aging patients and patients with special needs, gains knowledge of management of handicapped, abandoned and zoo animals and have basic knowledge of hospitalized patient care management.
First year of study includes courses such as anatomy, ethology and behavioral disorders of animals, breeds and breeding of companion animals, principles and practice of basic veterinary nursing, basics of laboratory diagnostics, physiology, hygiene and welfare of companion animals, animal nutrition, dietetics and feeding, basics of pharmacology and professional practice with private veterinarians.
Second year of study includes courses such as pathological anatomy, pathological physiology, basics of microbiology, parasitology and immunology, basics of pharmacology, toxicology, parasitic and infectious diseases of companion animals, propedeutics, radiology and imaging diagnostics, anaesthesia and analgesia, preventive veterinary medicine of companion animals and professional practice with private veterinarians.
Third and last year of study includes courses such as ambulatory patient care, care for a hospitalized patient, professional communication and psychology, economics and management in practice, intensive care of an acute patient, post-traumatic and post-operative rehabilitation and physiotherapy, clinical practices at Small animal clinic, Clinic of birds, exotic and free living animals and Clinic of horses.