Veterinary Medicine Courses: 295 to choose from

At least 294 veterinary medicine courses are delivered outside of Ireland that enable graduates to register with the VCI (Veterinary Council of Ireland).

In response to That’s Farming’s request for information, the body provided this publication with a list of VCI recognized qualifications in veterinary medicine.

It noted that University College Dublin (UCD) delivers the only veterinary medicine program in Ireland.

Recognized programs of veterinary medicine are delivered in English by:

  • Budapest University of Veterinary Science;
  • Hungary, Kosice University;
  • Slovakia;
  • Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland.

VCI-recognised UK programs of veterinary medicine, which enable access to the Register of Veterinary Practitioners, include:

  • Bristol University;
  • Edinburgh University;
  • Glasgow University;
  • Liverpool University;
  • Nottingham University;
  • University of Cambridge;
  • University of London;
  • University of Surrey.

Programs of Veterinary Medicine are usually delivered over a 5-year period.

Veterinary Medicine Courses

Routes of access to the VCI Register of Veterinary Practitioners

A spokesperson for the council told That’s Farming editor, Catherine Cunnane:

“In order to be registered on the Register of Veterinary Practitioners, you must hold a qualification in veterinary medicine that is recognized for the purpose of registration by the Veterinary Council.”

“Qualifications in veterinary medicine that are not recognized by the Veterinary Council for the purpose of registration do not entitle a person to be registered to practice in the state.”

The below categories of qualifications may be automatically recognized by the Veterinary Council for the purpose of registration:

  1. i) Qualifications awarded by universities in Ireland that are accredited by the Veterinary Council of Ireland;
  2. ii) Qualifications awarded in EU member States listed in Annex V point 5.4.2 of Directive 2005/36/EC;

iii) Qualifications awarded by universities that hold full accreditation/approval status with the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE);

  1. iv) Qualifications awarded by universities in the United Kingdom that are accredited by the Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS);
  2. v) Qualifications awarded after September 20th, 2007 by universities accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), where the applicant can provide evidence of a passing score in the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

Recognized universities and programs of veterinary medicine for registration

[Please note the list of veterinary medicine courses is not exhaustive]

Australia:

Melbourne University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Murdoch University Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)
Queensland University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
SydneyUniversity Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Austria:

Vienna University Graduate veterinarian “Mag.med.vet” (MVDr)

Belgium:

University of Ghent Doctor in Dieterology (DVM)
University of Liege Diploma of Doctor of Medicine in Veterinary Medicine (MVDr)
University of Forestry, Sofia Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Bulgaria:
Trakia University in Stara Zagora Masters of Science (Veterinary) (MVDr)
Canada:
Canada University of Guelph Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Croatia:
Croatia University of Zagreb Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Czech:
Czech University of Veterinary Medicine Brno Diploma O Ukončení Studia Ve Studijním Programu Veterinární Lékařství (MVDr)

Denmark:

Copenhagen University Bevis for Bestået bewerbeksamen I Veterinaervidenskab (MVDr)

Estonia:

Estonia University of Life Sciences Diploma in Veterinary Medicine õppekava (DVM)

Finland:

Helsinki University Eläinlääketieteen Lisensiaatin Tutkinto (MVDr)

France:

Alfort University Diploma de Docteur Veterinaire (MVDr)
Lyon University Diploma de Docteur Veterinaire (MVDr)
Nantes University Diploma de Docteur Veterinaire (MVDr)
Toulouse University Diploma de Docteur Veterinaire (MVDr)
VetAgro Sup Marcy-l’Etoile Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Germany:

Berlin University Certificate of the veterinary state examination (MVDr)
Bern University Certificate of federally certified veterinarian (DVM)
Giessen University Certificate of the veterinary state examination (MVDr)
Hanover University Certificate of the veterinary state examination (MVDr)
Leipzig University Certificate of the veterinary state examination (MVDr)
Munich University Certificate of the veterinary state examination (MVDr)

Greece:

Thessaloniki University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Thessaly University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Hungary:

Budapest University of Veterinary Science Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Szent Istvan University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Italy:

Bologna University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Naples University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Parma University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Perugia Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Pisa Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Sassari University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Torino University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Turin University Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Bari Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Milan Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Padua Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
University of Teramo Diploma di laurea in veterinary medicine (MVB)
Ireland:
University College of Dublin Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB)

Latvia:

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies Veterinārārsta diplomas

Lithuania:

Lithuania Lithuanian Veterinary Academy Aukštojo Mokslo Diplomas (DVM)

Netherlands:

Netherlands Utrecht University Getuigschrift Van Met Goed Gevolg Afgelegd Diergeneessprach/Veerartsenijkundi Examen (DVM)

New Zealand:

New Zealand Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Norway:

Norway Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine Candidatus Medicinae Veterinariae (CMV)

Poland:

Lublin Agricultural University Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
Poznan University of Life Sciences Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
University of Agriculture in Kraków Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
Warmia & Mazury University Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
Warsaw Agricultural University Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences Dyploma Lekarza Weterynarii (DVM)
Portugal:
Escola Universitaria Vasco Da Gama Carta de curso de licenciatura em medicina veterinaria (DVM)
Evora University Carta de curso de licenciatura em medicina veterinaria (DVM)
Lisbon University Mestrado Integrado Em Medicina Veterinaria
Lisbon University Carta de curso de licenciatura em medicina veterinaria (DVM)
Porto University Carta de curso de licenciatura em medicina veterinaria (DVM)
Lusofona University Lisbon Mestrado Integrado Em Medicina Veterinaria
University of Tras os Montes E Alto Douro Carta de curso de licenciatura em medicina veterinaria (DVM)
Romania:
Bucharest University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Cluj Napoca University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Timisoara University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Slovakia:
Kosice University Vysokoškolský diplom o udelení akademického titulu ‘doktor veterinárskeho lekárstva'(‘MVDr.’)
Slovenia:
University of Ljubljana Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Spain:
Barcelona University Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Cordoba University Grado de Veterinaria (DVM)
Escola Universitaria Vasco Da Gama Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Las Palmas University Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Leon University Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Lleida University Graduate in Veterinaria
Madrid University Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
University of Murcia Graduate in Veterinaria
Santiago University Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Universidad Catolica de Valencia Graduate in Veterinaria
University Cardenal Herrera-CEU Graduate in Veterinaria
University of Extremadura Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM)
Zaragoza University Graduate in Veterinaria
Sweden:
Uppsala University Veterinary exam (DVM)
UK:
Bristol University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Edinburgh University Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVM&S)
Glasgow University Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS)
Liverpool University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Nottingham University Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgery (BVM BVS)
University of Cambridge Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (VetMB)
University of London Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed)
University of Surrey Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science (BVMS)
UNITED STATES:
Auburn University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Cornell University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Kansas State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Michigan State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Minnesota State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
North Carolina State University Dochtuir Leighis Treidliachta (DVM)
St George’s University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Buenos Aires Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Illinois Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Prince Edward Island Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Saskatchewan Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

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