Founded in 1932, the course of Veterinary Medicine trains professionals to work with small and large animals, focused on areas such as clinic, reproduction, surgery, production, sanitary and animal defense, control of zoonosis and inspection of animal products. The Veterinary Doctor should be able to develop technological systems and processes linked to sanitation, food production, animal production and herd productivity problems, contributing to increase the supply of high quality food. In this way, the professional assures animal and human health protection.
Divided into 10 semesters (5 years), the course receives annually 120 students – 60 per semester – through a single university entrance exam. The classes are taught during the day.
The first three semesters, corresponding to the core cycle, are taught at the Institute of Biological Sciences (ICB), providing training in basic areas, such as biochemistry, microbiology and physiology. Beginning in the fourth semester, students do the professional cycle in the School of Veterinary Science. Some courses are taught in collaboration with other schools, such as the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (Fafich), the School of Economic Sciences (Face), the Institute of Exact Sciences (ICex) and the School of Information Sciences.