University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice (UVMP in Košice) is fully approved and accredited university both nationally and internationally by European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). UVMP in Košice is sole university for veterinary education in Slovakia, in the central Europe.
UVMP was founded in 1949 and it offers higher education for more than 70 years, out of which, veterinary education in English language for 30 years. Conferred degrees are automatically accepted in countries of the European Union and in several other countries of the world.
The university is ranked among the best veterinary schools in Europe due to high level of practical preparation and permanent contact with animals, which makes for first rate hands-on teaching, and leads its graduates to acquire necessary Day-One skills. Highly qualified academic personnel, wide range of research activities and employability of the graduates make this university interesting for students from Slovakia and abroad. Study at the UVMP in Košice is provided by 13 departments and 5 clinics (small animals; birds, exotic and free living animals; horses; ruminants; swine), which are part of the University Veterinary Hospital located directly at the university campus, and various special facilities (university farm; equestrian centre; facility for breeding and diseases of game, fish and bees). Student activities are supported in various clubs – Aqua-Terra, falconry, exotics, cynology and more.
At the UVMP students can apply for two study programmes in English language:
- Veterinary Nurse – completed with an acquirement of a bachelor degree
- General Veterinary Medicine – completed with an acquirement of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree