Department of Veterinary Medicine



About the Department of Veterinary Medicine


The Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad is organized as a compact unit and represents a combination of teaching, research work and laboratory analyses. The Department of Veterinary Medicine was formed in 2000 as an integral part of the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad in order to respond adequately to the growing market demand for high-quality and qualified experts in the field of animal health protection and the production of healthy and safe animal source food. Since 2000 this study programme has been entered by approximately 800 students, many of whom have become renowned and recognized experts, doing numerous socially responsible jobs today.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is a respectable educational and scientific and research organization. Together with other scientific and research organizations, the Department leads a great number of scientific research projects, actively participated by students too. The projects have considerably helped to improve animal health protection and the production of healthy and safe animal source food. The knowledge and experience gained in these are transferred to end users, businesses, animal owners, food producers etc.

Why Study Veterinary Medicine?

The Veterinary Medicine Study Programme at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad is characterized by comprehensiveness and authenticity. Naturally, the programme is compatible with other related study programmes. The Veterinary Medicine Study Programme is coordinated with international accredited programmes in terms of its form, structure, length of studies and the obtainment of the diploma. In the process of accreditation, special attention was paid to the requirements by The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). Starting the first year, students already have the opportunity to choose facultative courses apart from the mandatory ones they attend. During the 11th semester of the studies, they choose one of three offered modules: food safety, clinical pathology and therapy of farm animals and horses, and clinical pathology and therapy of pets. During the 12th semester, students have to attend obligatory practical classes and participate in research work. This semester is also planned for students to write their graduation theses. Upon the completion of this programme, students earn the title doctor of veterinary medicine.

Principal Objectives of the Study Programme

The purpose of integrated academic studies of veterinary medicine is the formation of highly educated personnel in the field of veterinary medicine. Students are provided with extensive knowledge in anatomy, histology, physiology, pathological anatomy and physiology, all necessary to follow clinical subjects.

  • Students also learn about theoretical and practical aspects of clinical pathology, diagnostics, therapy and prevention so that they are prepared to actively participate in clinical practice.
  • They need to learn how to recognize symptoms of certain diseases; to apply necessary diagnostic tests and independently determine clinical procedures in order to give diagnosis and differential diagnosis; to apply relevant therapy and prevention in all cases of diseases in non-infective and infective etiology, representing a part of everyday clinical practice.
  • Students are also taught how to comprehend major hazards in terms of food safety and the role of veterinary medicine in maintaining human health.
  • Finally, they learn the principles of modern veterinary inspection and the veterinary’s activity in safety food management.

Employment Possibilities

  • Veterinary clinics, hospitals and offices
  • Veterinary pharmacies
  • Veterinary specialist institutes
  • Veterinary scientific institutes
  • Veterinary inspection agencies
  • Veterinary inspection in meat and dairy production
  • Veterinary positions in public sector (veterinary border inspection, army veterinary etc.)

Possibilities for Further Education

Completing the studies at this programme and obtaining the title doctor of veterinary medicine, students can pursue further education starting specialist or doctoral studies in veterinary medicine or any related field.