Veterinary Sciences

  • The curriculum for veterinary medicine takes Five and a half years (11 semesters) and parallels the standard curriculum found in most European veterinary programs. The entire curriculum (devided into core subjects and electives) consists of more than 5000 hours.
  • During the First Two (preclinical) years students study Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Ethology, Agrareconomics, Botany, Biomathematics and Computer Application. English, Latin and Hungarian languages can be chosen as optional courses.
  • During the Next Three (clinical + paraclinical) years, the curriculum includes Animal Breeding, Pathology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Food Hygiene, Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Animal Hygiene, Epizoology and State Veterinary Medicine.
  • The 11th (practical) semester includes practical work at the Faculty Clinics and faculty-associated institutions. Practical work at the school’s Field Stations and State Farms as well as with practitioner veterinarians is part of the curriculum.
  • Before the conclusion of the degree program the students must submit a thesis and take a state examination. After the successful completion of the exam students are awarded the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


Szent István University – Faculty of Veterinary Sciences