A summer course for students considering following a Master in Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health. This bridging programme is specifically suited for students who are excited at the prospect of being part of the continuous improvement of the farm animal sector with respect to welfare, health performance and veterinary public health.
This four-week course takes place on site, using the facilities and animals of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
The course includes intensive training in the physical examination of animals, with an emphasis on cattle, swine and poultry. Furthermore, based on examinations of both written evidence and real patients, students will learn clinical reasoning along with some associated issues on animal welfare, ethics and legislation. Students are also expected to write a narrative review which will be graded at the end of the course.
All other elements of the course are tested via a formal examination. Students with an accredited EAEVE (undergraduate) degree in veterinary medicine who pass this examination and who show a proficiency in both Dutch and English can apply for admission to the Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health Master’s programme at Utrecht University (please note that successful completion of the summer school does not give automatic admission to the Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health Master’s programme ). The Master’s programme trains students to become generally certified veterinarians.
Utrecht University is the only university in the Netherlands with a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The quality of the Dutch veterinary education is internationally recognized by the AVMA and the EAEVE and contributes to the high level of veterinary performance in the Dutch animal sector as exemplified by optimizing disease prevention at the population level and minimizing antibiotic use.
Students are tested at the end of the course on all elements via a formal examination and the narrative review is graded.
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For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
For more information about the course (and the admission criteria to the Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health Master’s programme), please consult this page (including FAQs). If you have any further questions, you may contact Mrs. Miriam Hoogeveen from the Educational and Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org .