Unique in the Netherlands
The School of Veterinary Medicine (as a part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) is the only institution in the Netherlands that trains young people to become veterinarians. Much more than has been the case in the past, the veterinarian of the future will have to master professions other than that of practising veterinarian, such as academic or applied research, policy or management. To meet this challenge, the faculty’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes must constantly innovate in order to satisfy the demands that will be placed on future veterinarians.
The School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by European organisations, but also by the relevant organisations in the United States and Canada. This means that faculty graduates can build a career almost anywhere in the world.
The veterinary study programme consists of a three-year Bachelor’s study programme and a three-year Master’s programme. The Master’s programme has three specialisms: Companion Animal Health, Farm Animal Health/Veterinary Public Health and Equine Health.
The Master’s programme trains students to become generally certified veterinarians. The programme curriculum is in Dutch and consists of 180 EC (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), spread over three years.