Veterinary Medicine - undergraduate

Veterinary Medicine
Last updated on:2020-02-19
Type of study programmeLong cycle professional degree
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 31-Dec-2021
DurationFull-time studies – 6 years (first and second cycle studies)
Study typeFull-time
Credit points244 (ECTS: 366)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsStudy language is English. During studies international students join groups of local students or study according to an individual plan. Optional Latvian language and culture course is offered to international students
Fees6500 EUR (per year) (2020/21)
Study programme descriptionVeterinary medicine is a scientifically-practical branch, that studies animal diseases, diagnoses them, carries out treatments, prophylaxis and abatement, as well as supervises and controls hygiene of food products and prevents illnesses common for both people and animals. It deals with environment protection form pollution, as well as takes care of ethical, esthetical and economical needs of pet and animal owners.

Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, laboratory works, and practice in clinic. Main study courses offered include Latin, anatomy, chemistry, physiology, surgery. Students in this programme acquire knowledge of the structure and function of healthy animals, of their husbandry, reproduction, hygiene and their feeding, knowledge of the behaviour and protection of animals, knowledge of the causes, nature, course, effects, diagnosis and treatment of the animal diseases, including a special knowledge of the diseases which may be transmitted to humans, knowledge of preventive medicine, knowledge of the hygiene and technology involved in the production, manufacture and putting into circulation of animal foodstuffs or foodstuffs of animal origin intended for human consumption.

Veterinary medicine education provided by LLU is internationally recognized by EAEVE.
Study programme
RequirementsThe program is open for applicants with completed secondary education, namely, you need to be eligible for university studies in your own country. You need to have at least "Satisfactory" grade in Biology or Chemisrtry, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76) and need to pass an entrance test in biology and chemistry.
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Higher Education Institution
Previous name:Latvia University of Agriculture
Liela iela 2, Jelgava, LV-3001
Phone:+371 63005684