Veterinary is a branch of studies that deals with curing animals.

According to the experts’ research, the average number of animals that annually get treatment in Russia comprises 9 million pets and continues growing.


Veterinary Course takes 5 years of full-time education and 6 years of part-time studies.




Russian and Ukrainian universities start their academic year on the 1st of September and finish in the middle of June (depends on the university). The year is divided into 2 semesters:

  • The 1st semester lasts from September,1 to the last week of January.
  • The 2nd semester lasts from the first week of February to the middle of June.


There are 5 working days (Monday-Friday) and 2 weekends (Saturday, Sunday) at universities.

Classes usually start at 8/9:00 and finish at 16:00.


During their studies, students have:


— practical lessons (seminars);

— excursions;

— unit tests;

— colloquiums;

— project work;

— final tests.


In the end of each semester students have to pass an examination session. If the students pass it successfully, they go on a winter/summer vacation. In case they fail the exams, students have to prepare and pass the failed exam once more.

The winter vacation usually lasts from January to February, and the summer vacation – from the mid of June to the end of August. While being on holidays, students can travel all over Russia/Ukraine, CIS countries and European countries as well!


5 years of education are divided into 10 semesters. During them students study such disciplines:


Semester 1:Semester 2:
Scope and Importance of BiochemistryDemonstration of Embalming of the Carcass and Preservation
Introduction and Importance of StatisticsMuscle Physiology
Veterinary Anatomy in General and OsteologySense Organs and Receptors Physiology of Special Senses
Livestock in RussiaEnzymes: Definition and Classification
Introductory Animal HusbandryImportance of Grasslands and Fodders In-Livestock Production


Semester 3:Semester 4:
General HistologyGross Morphological and Topographical Study of Various Organs of the Digestive System
Parasites and ParasitismSpermatogenic Cycle and Wave
Introduction and Scope of Veterinary PathologyBiochemical and Genetic Determinants of Growth
Russian Poultry IndustryThe Biting Midges
Factors Affecting the Digestibility of a FeedIntroduction and General Description of Protozoa
Concepts in Veterinary and Medical Immunology


Semester 5:Semester 6:
Historical Development Branches and Scope of PharmacologyVeterinary Neuropharmacology
General Pathology of Viral InfectionsSystematic Veterinary Virology
Milk Hygiene in Relation to Public HealthAvian Pathology
Milk Industry in RussiaAquatic Animal Diseases, Hearth Care and Management
Layout and Management of Rural, Urban and Modern AbattoirsVeterinary Epidemiology and Zoonosis
Concept of SociologyMeat Science
Animal Biotechnology
Livestock Economics


Semester 7:Semester 8:
Veterinary ChemotherapyVeterinary Toxicology
Anaesthesiology and Diagnostic ImagingRegional Veterinary Surgery
Veterinary GynecologyVeterinary Obstetrics
Veterinary Clinical Medicine — IVeterinary Clinical Medicine — II
Veterinary Preventive Medicine — IVeterinary Clinical Biochemistry
Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnosis — IVeterinary Clinical Practice
Veterinary Clinical PracticeVeterinarian in Society


Semester 9:Semester 10:
Veterinary Orthopedics and LamenessInternship
Animal Welfare, Ethics & Jurisprudence
Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Management, Nutrition and Health Care
Pet Animal Breeding Management, Nutrition and Health Care
Veterinary Andrology and Reproductive Techniques
Environment and Environmental Hygiene
Livestock Entrepreneurship