Masters in Medicine & Health

Veterinary Medicine


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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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Suggested Masters in Veterinary Medicine

Master European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

The ESAVS has realised the need for a broader training that would allow veterinary graduates in practice to study over a number of years and acquire a recognized university postgraduate degree. Therefore, the ESAVS formalised in 2008 a long-term association with the University of Luxembourg and its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication. This cooperation has enabled the establishment of a degree, the European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine (EMSAVM).

Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
M.Sc. Veterinary Medicine

Estonian University of Life Sciences is the only university in the Baltic countries accredited by the EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) providing full-time six-year education in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

International Programs
M.Sc. Veterinary Epidemiology

The MS in Veterinary Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provides training in essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health