Practical training which is crucial to all veterinarians takes place in the Animal Clinic of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, located conveniently in the university campus. Completion of the Veterinary Medicine study program provides a qualification corresponding to the MSc.
Veterinary studies can be divided into three periods:
In the first years the Veterinary Medicine students at Estonian University of Life Sciences study the foundations of veterinary medicine, anatomy and functions of animals as well as the fundamentals of animal husbandry. Several branches of biology, zoology, botany, genetics and cell biology as well as chemistry, biophysics, microbiology, virology and parasitology can be considered the foundation of veterinary studies.
In the spring semester of the second year students are taught diseases in animals, they take up pathological anatomy and physiology, which constitutes an introduction to the second period of the veterinary studies. Pre clinical studies give the student an insight into the processes going on in the organism of the diseased animal, as well as elementary skills in disease detection.
The second phase concentrates on the relations between human and animal health and an introduction into the public health issues is made.
In the third phase or clinical studies lecturers communicate students profound knowledge on the most common diseases of different animal species (including birds and fish) with an empahis on their diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
In the sixth year the student can focus on one of the three main tracks:
- large animal and equine medicine
- small-animal medicine
Estonian University of Life Sciences is the only university in the Baltic countries accredited by the EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) providing full-time six-year education in the field of Veterinary Medicine.
- Animal biology
- Estonian for foreigners
- Fundamentals of scientific research and evidence-based veterinary medicine
- Informatics and biometry
- Introduction to veterinary studies
- Cell and molecular biology
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
May 3 - non-EU candidates
May 31 - EU, UK, Georgian and Turkish candidates
DisciplinesVeterinary Medicine Health Sciences Genetics View 5 other Masters in Health Sciences in Estonia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants are required to have completed their secondary education, taken the necessary exams and be eligible for university studies in their own countries.
- Applicants are also required to be proficient in English at level B2.
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 72 months.
EU/EEA9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 72 months.
Living costs for Tartu
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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