Universities, Institutions, Colleges and Schools Awarding Veterinary Degrees


P.O. Box 80.163

3508 TD Utrecht The Netherlands


Universiteit Utrecht, Faculty of Veterinary medicine

Recognition status :

AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand

Degrees :


Master of Veterinary Medicine Doctoral degree or PhD Getuigschrift van met goed gevolg afgelegd diergeneeskundig/veeartsenijkundig examen
Recognition status: the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO)
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University is the only place in the Netherlands where veterinarians are trained. This means that our Faculty is the centre of expertise and point of reference for veterinary issues for the entire country, and increasingly for the world abroad as well. Our activities include providing primary health care for a variety of types of animals, monitoring food safety and the prevention of zoonoses (diseases transferable from animals to humans). The Faculty is considered one of the leading veterinary medicine faculties in Europe and is ranked in the top five world-wide. The Veterinary Medicine study programme is not only accredited by European organisations, but by the umbrella organisations in the United States and Canada as well. This means that veterinarians who have graduated from Utrecht University can go on to work anywhere in the world. In order to qualify for international accreditation, we must constantly monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of our study programme, both as to the content of the educational forms applied as well as that of their didactic foundations. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine even has its own chair group for Quality Control in Veterinary Education, in which we perform academic research into the various issues pertaining to education. This level of attention to quality, combined with the high standards expected of our students, have led to no less than 87% of our new students successfully completing their course of study.