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About General Veterinary Medicine at University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice

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.

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Entry requirements

  • Full upper secondary education or full specialised upper secondary education qualification entitling the applicant to higher education study, attested by certificate (for example, General Certificate of Education, Matriculation Certificate, Certificate for Upper Secondary Education and Training, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Leaving Certificate, etc.)
  • Written entrance examination from subjects Biology and Chemistry
  • if you already hold a bachelor degree in Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Biosciences and related sciences, meet further conditions and you can apply for a transfer to GVM study programme, for more information contact the Study Office (

What students think about University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice

    Rachel Muir, DVM – 2017

    “I didn't choose veterinary as a career until I happened to visit a friend who was studying at the UVMP in Košice. I fell in love with the beautiful campus and friendly, multicultural atmosphere of the university dormitories. It was plain to see how much experience with animals we would receive just by exploring the campus, let alone all the other farms that the university collaborates with. I graduated with no regrets and would highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure and determination.”

    Shay Yardeny, DVM – 2018

    “Choosing to study General Veterinary Medicine at the UVMP in Košice was one of the best choices I have done in my life. Košice is a beautiful city that provides the right balance between excellent education and leisure. The university and its staff members provided me with many practical tools and valuable knowledge that helped me kick off my career as a successful veterinary surgeon.”

    Robert Murray, B.Sc (Hons) Biomed, DVM, MRCVS – 2020

    “My four years at the UVMP in Košice were among the best years of my life. Class sizes were small and the instructors were recognized experts in their respective fields. Strong theoretical knowledge combined with daily practical instruction generates graduates that are highly sought after in the professional field. I would highly recommend prospective students to study at UVMP in Košice.”

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