Universitetet for veterinær medisin og farmasi i Košice  

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Juni 2022

Juli 2022 


Intended For:
Secondary school leavers
6 years (12 semesters)
Awarded Degree:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (“DVM”)
Form of Study:
Credit System:
Compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Forms of Delivery:
Lectures, practical lessons, field and professional practice, diploma thesis and state exams


Professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and well known experts from scientific institutions, field practice and from abroad

Future career options:

Small animals clinics, large animals clinics, exotic animals clinics and ZOOs, game reserves, food safety and quality, pharmaceutical industry, research and development, teaching and consultancy and ecology, postgraduate study.


Basic Subjects

Biophysics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical statistics and informatics, Biophysical methods in medicine, Radiobiology, Basics of ecology, Basics of scientific work, etc. (laboratory and desk based work, lectures and seminars)

Basic Sciences

Anatomy, Histology and embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, pharmacy and therapeutics, Toxicology, Ecotoxicology, Genetics, Microbiology and immunology, Professional ethics, Contagious diseases of animals, Applied cytology, Applied virology, Xenobiochemistry, Protection of the environment and public health, Basics of genetic engineering, Applied veterinary haematology, etc. (lectures and self directed learning, laboratory and desk based work, non-clinical animal work)

Clinical Sciences

Obstetrics, reproduction and reproduction disorders, Pathological anatomy, Pathological physiology, Parasitology, General surgery and anaesthesiology, Clinical practice (Small animal clinic, Clinic of horses, Clinic of birds, exotic and free living animals, Clinic of ruminants, Clinic of pigs), Radiology and imaging diagnostics, Preventive veterinary medicine, Public veterinary medicine, Propedeutics, Veterinary legislation and forensic veterinary medicine, Assisted reproduction, Diagnostics of metabolic disorders, Diseases of small animals, Diseases of ruminants, Diseases of horses, Diseases of pigs, Diseases of small mammals and laboratory animals, Diseases of bees, Pathological biochemistry, Behavioral disorders in domestic animals, Clinical oncology of animals, etc. (lectures and seminars, clinical training, laboratory and desk based work, non-clinical and clinical animal work)

Animal Production

Animal husbandry and technology of animal production, Nutrition and feeding of animals, Feed quality control and production health of animals, Animal hygiene and welfare, Economy, Animal ethology, etc. (lectures and seminars, laboratory and desk based work, non-clinical animal work)

Food Hygien & Public Health

Food hygiene and technology, Food microbiology, Food inspection, Animal and meat control at slaughterhouse, Food chemistry, Foodborne diseases, etc. (lectures and seminars, nonclinical animal work, laboratory and desk based work)

Professional knowledge

History of veterinary medicine, Basics of law for veterinary medics, etc. (lectures and seminars, nonclinical animal work, laboratory and desk based work)

During the study the profile of general veterinary medicine study branch graduate is aimed mostly at specific activities in the field of state administration, as a private veterinary doctor, in the field of laboratory practice, private sphere of agriculture, food industry, pharmacy, in education, scientific and research sphere and in environmental protection.

Curriculum is made up in intentions of EU requirements – 78/1026/EEC and 78/1027/EEC.

Within the theoretical and pre-clinical disciplines in the first years of study, the student becomes acquainted with biological rules in nature in relation to veterinary medicine and with the problems involving living matter in relation to ecosystem and mutual interaction. The study also deals with biochemical processes, physiology of organs and micro-organism and macro-organism systems in relation to various animal species.

Students apply the basic knowledge within the subjects focused on health and hygiene problems of animal breeding. For medical purposes they use particularly the knowledge acquired in the field of anatomy, histology, nutrition and dietetics, physiology, pathological physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, laboratory and clinical diagnostics. The following should facilitate the application of obtained knowledge to practice: theoretical and practical studies of specific subjects in veterinary and therapeutic fields and particularly in preventive sphere with focus on environmental protection, ecology and production of hygienically acceptable food and raw materials of animal origin. Students become acquainted with waste-free technologies, possibilities of harmless disposal of wastes or their further utilisation. They should be able to use the respective knowledge about residual substances and their influence on the quality of raw materials and food of animal origin within the food chain in order to protect the animal health and environment and prevent the direct impact on human health.

The study priority is obtaining theoretical and practical knowledge of specific clinical subjects according to animal species and from the point of view of internal, infectious, invasive diseases and toxic and metabolic disorders and impairment of organism by radiation and other unfavourable effects of the environment.

The graduate should have thorough knowledge about diseases common to both man and animals. This way they can contribute to protection of human health and lower incidence of zoonoses in human population.

The study course includes also food hygiene subjects. It enables the graduate to perform the state inspection in food production hygiene and control the state border protection from veterinary and hygiene aspects.

The curriculum should enable the graduate to work in the agriculture sector and to obtain additional specific knowledge within post-graduate study.

Fees concerning the Entrance Exams:
Application fee 50 €
Additional entries to the application form 10 €
Tuition fee per Academic Year:
Animal Science 5 500 €
General Veterinary Medicine 8 000 €

The registration for the academic year is conditional upon the proof of payment of the university fees (which annually approved by the Academic Senate of UVMP in Košice and announced in the Internal Regulation No. 38).
Payment can be made by bank transfer or by cash at the university cash desk. Proof of payment should take the form of a payment certificate.
Tuition fee can be paid in maximum of two equal instalments – the first one has to be paid prior to the registration day stipulated for the given academic year, the second one has to be paid prior to the end of the education period of the first semester of the given academic year.