Short Courses in Medicine & Health

Veterinary Medicine

Suggested Short Courses in Veterinary Medicine

Certificate Wildlife Population Health for Residents

The Wildlife Population Health for Residents summer school is meant for residents in wildlife population health. During the two-week course offered by Utrecht Summer School, residents revise and practice assessing and interpreting health issues in free-living wild animal populations.

Short Course Aquariology: reproduction, breeding and care of fishes

The Aquariology: reproduction, breeding and care of fishes course from the University of Pisa aims to train experts in the reproduction and breeding of various types of aquatic organisms: invertebrates (mollusks, crustaceans); fish (fresh and saltwater) plant (micro and macro algae, aquatic sea grass) with particular reference to the activity of aquariology.

Summer School
Certificate Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences (Utrecht University; UMC Utrecht; Wageningen University)

Economic modeling underpins decision-making in the entire field of animal health economics, so a good understanding of the issues and tools involved is vital. The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control.

Graduate School of Life Sciences
Certificate Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences

Economic issues play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course, which is intended for participants with an interest in the field of animal health economics, is to provide you with the basic economic principles and concepts that underlie decision-making about animal health problems.

Graduate School of Life Sciences


Find out more information about this Discipline

Veterinary medicine is a branch of health care science and deals with the well-being of animals, including pets, food animals, horses and wild animals. This field covers diagnosis, therapy, prevention of diseases and injuries, as well as narrow fields such as blood transfusions.

Veterinary medicine studies begin with a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, zoology, biology and others and should continue with a Master’s degree in veterinary medicine or a PhD. Students usually specialize in certain fields such as physiotherapy or dentistry or in groups of species. By monitoring and constantly improving the health of animals, public health is also maintained. Medicine schools and colleges offer competitive degrees for students passionate about animals, preparing them in both theoretical and practical expertise.

Graduates can become researchers focused on developing treatments and medicines for animals or practitioners who are known as veterinary physicians or vets. Career prospects are wide in the field and range from science teachers, marine biologists, park managers, zoo animal care specialists, to veterinary pathologists or animal assisted therapists.

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