The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University is the only institution in the Netherlands training students to become veterinarians. The main focus is on the health and welfare of animals, seen in relation to their living environment and to public health. For students from other universities in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as for professionals, there are also electives, clinical teaching courses, research placements and other academic and post-academic courses on offer. In addition, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine also provides a challenging and dynamic research environment for PhD candidates engaged in veterinary or non-veterinary research.
Generally certified veterinarians
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.
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. Veterinary Medicine is #4 in the QS World University Rankings 2020.