Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is one of so‑called regulated professions; veterinary doctor
therefore, its studies must meet the demands of the European Union guidelines and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education.

Students of Veterinary medicine applies 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.

There is one higher education institution offering programme of Veterinary medicine – University of Veterinary medicine with seats in Košice.


Veterinary medicine programme offered in Slovakia

  • University: University of Veterinary medicine
  • Study program: General Veterinary Medicine
  • Length of program: 6 years
  • Tuition fee: 7,500€ per year
  • Language of program: English
  • About the program: The University meets the EU standards
    and diplomas awarded by the University are valid in all Member States of the European Union. The programme is focused on the diagnostic, therapy and prevention of diseases of domestic, agricultural and exotic animals, on food industry, pharmacy and scientific research and on environmental protection.