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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarijos fakultetasThe Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of LSMU is the only institution in Lithuania to award master’s degree and qualification in Veterinary Medicine, bachelor’s and master’s degree in Veterinary Food Safety. The Faculty offers studies of bachelor’s and master’s degree in Food Sciences since 2013. The Faculty has more than 1250 students.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has more than 80 years of deeply rooted traditions in teaching veterinary medicine and is a member of European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) since 2002.

VISION

Creation of healthy and sustainable environment for animals and humans through the studies of veterinary and food science and safety, science, practice and innovations.

MISSION

To endeavour that the faculty and its study programmes would be in compliance with the established quality requirements and would attempt to reach progress in the results, relations we are in and services that we provide all the time.

To develop the ethical, responsible and creative personality of high qualification and comprehensive education by ensuring conditions to acquire knowledge and professional skills for formation of comprehensive system of values.

To endeavour at high study results through nurturance of responsibility, cooperation, respect and dignity.

To ensure that the knowledge acquired by the veterinary surgeons, specialists of food science and safety, who are prepared in the faculty, would be in compliance with their objectives ad expectations, and that society and the State would trust their skills and services they are providing.

To create conditions and to encourage growth of professional competence of pedagogical staff and veterinary surgeons through exchange of information, team work and creative cooperation.

To aim at bigger internationality in the areas of studies, science and practice.

To aim at carrying out the practice of veterinary medicine, food science and safety based on scientific researches of the top quality.

To ensure the possibility to carry out researches of high scientific level.

To guarantee high quality of health care and welfare of animals, and nurturance of empathy.

To cooperate with national and international partners through integration of scientific achievements into improvement of quality of studies and practical skills in order to achieve the competences-based results.

To ensure implementation of the life-long-learning concept.

To take part in formation and implementation of policy and strategy of security of animals’ health and welfare and preparation of specialists.

Goals of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

1. To prepare veterinary surgeons and specialists of food science and safety, who could compete on the international level and who would have general and professional competences of top level, who would be ready to learn the entire life, to work for public benefit, and to maintain relations with the Faculty.

2. To create technologies and innovations that would secure health of animals and that would be related to food science and safety through implementation of fundamental and applied researches of veterinarian and agricultural sciences of top level, and to implant them in practice.

3. To develop and cherish international relations and cooperation with foreign partners and alumni of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the areas of studies, science and practice.

4. To use purposefully the potential held by veterinary animal clinics in order to strengthen health of animals, to ensure care and to implement studies. To use purposefully the potential obtained by the Department of Food Safety and Quality in order to strengthen human health through production of healthy food and ensuring of quality.

5. To develop internal culture of the Faculty, unanimous, creative and socially responsible community of the Faculty, the tasks and objectives formed by the units of which would turn into the strategic goals of the Faculty, while the Faculty’s goals would be integrated into the strategic goals of the University.

6. To gather the employees of the highest competence for implementation of the strategic goals of the Faculty through creation of attractive conditions for improvement of work, general and professional competences, rest and social conditions.

7. To create facilities and systems of information technologies that would meet the needs of employees, students and administration.

8. To ensure continuity of the Faculty’s activities in case of unfavourable conditions.

9. To apply modern marketing and communication tools in order to increase prominence of the Faculty and to form its image in Lithuania and abroad.

 

Study programmes:

  1. Veterinary Medicine
  2. Veterinary Food Safety
  3. Food Sciences

 

Veterinary Medicine study programme

Veterinary Medicine (360 ECTS)

(Lithuanian / English)

Degree:

  • Master of Veterinary Sciences
  • Qualification of Veterinary doctor

Integrated Studies

University studies

Duration – 6 years (full time)

Minimal education of entrant - Secondary

Residency of Veterinary Medicine (120 ECTS)

Duration – 2 years (full time)

Minimal education of entrant - Master‘s degree of Veterinary Sciences

PhD of Veterinary Medicine

 

Duration – 4 years (full time)

                5 years (part time)

 

Study programme
Learning outcomes of study programme

 

The Programme of Veterinary Medicine conforms to the National Regulations, descriptions of the Common Requirements, and Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications and Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC.

Final Report and Decision of European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) evaluation of Veterinary Medicine integrated study programme:

ECOVE Final Decision LUHS Veterinary Medicine 2015
Final Report ECOVE 19 November 2015
SER ReV LUHSVA 2014

Veterinary Medicine study programme of integral studies will form and develop competences necessary to carry out professional activity. Upon successful graduation of the study programme students obtain general and special competences. The volume of the Veterinary Medicine studies is 360 ECTS. Graduates of integral studies lasting 6 years are awarded with a qualification of the veterinary surgeon and master‘s qualification degree.

Residency of Veterinary Medicine. University offers 16 Veterinary Medicine Residency programmes. Professional specialisation is awarded.

PhD study programme of veterinary medicine.  Doctoral students prepare a doctoral thesis (adequate to PhD) which is defended in accordance to the appropriate documents.

 

Veterinary food safety study programme

Veterinary Food Safety (240 ECTS)

(Lithuanian)

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences

Undergraduate

University studies

Duration - 4 years (full time)

                 6 years (part time)

Minimal education of entrant - Secondary

Veterinary Food Safety  (120 ECTS)

(Lithuanian / English)

Degree

  • Master of Health Sciences

 

Postgraduate (Master)

University studies

Duration - 2 years (full time)

                3 years (part time)

Minimal education of entrant - Bachelor of Public Health

 

The Bachelor in Public Health is awarded. Purpose of studies – to prepare the qualified specialists of public health, who are able to apply the up-to-date scientific and practical achievements in the area of food safety, and to work successfully as the quality specialists in the chains of quality and safety securing of animal and non-animal food products, in the food companies, supermarkets, catering companies, as a specialist of public health in national and international institutions of various levels, in the scientific and educational institutions, laboratory, State Agency of Food and Veterinary and the subordinate institutions, public health centers, pharmaceutical companies, and departments of food supply.

Result of studies – the person, who completes the study program of Veterinary Food Safety and acquires a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, is able to solve practical issues of the quality and safety securing of animal and non-animal food products and raw materials in cooperation with the specialists of other areas.

Self-evaluation report of Veterinary Food Safety study programme:

  LUHS Veterinary Food Safety
LUHS Master Veterinary Food Safety

 

Food sciences study programme

Food Sciences (210 ECTS)

(Lithuanian)

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Undergraduate

University studies

Duration - 3,5 years (full time)

                 5 years (part time)

Minimal education of entrant - Secondary

Food Sciences  (120 ECTS)

(Lithuanian / English)

Degree

  • Master of Agricultural Sciences

 

Postgraduate (Master)

University studies

Duration - 2 years (full time)

                 3 years (part time)

Minimal education of entrant - Bachelor of Food Sciences

 

Bachelor study programme

The Bachelor in Food Sciences is awarded. Purpose of studies – to educate well qualified, open-minded for industrial and scientific innovations, understanding importance of healthy nutrition specialists for food chain who are capable in taking and realizing independent decisions in everyday professional life under the changing market conditions.

Master study programme

The Master in Food Sciences is awarded. The aim of studies – focus to education of qualified professionals able to implement food research results to food factories, develop new products complying with demands of customers and satisfying needs of healthy nutrition, able manage human resources in the process, organise production process and quickly self-adjusting to continuously changing market.

 

Research

The Faculty pursues fundamental, applied scientific research, experimental development, other scientific activity endowing students with research skills, improving professional qualification of teachers and workers of science and creating conditions for supplementing the subjects with latest knowledge of science and practice.

Research areas:

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