Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Latvia University of Agriculture (LLU) was founded in 1939 and its oldest faculty is the Faculty of Agriculture, founded in 1863, which has close cooperation with many universities abroad. LLU has been a rapidly growing institution in the time period since Latvia regained its independence. The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga, which offers a good service of transportation between both cities. The university is multi-profiled - the studies as well as research deal with agriculture, forestry, food technology, veterinary medicine, civil and environmental engineering, economics, education, social sciences and information technologies. Latvia University of Agriculture provides education, research, extension and continuing studies in agriculture, food industry and forestry. LLU is the only higher agricultural education establishment in Latvia and it aims to: promote intellectual potential for rural development in agriculture; encourage young people to acquire higher academic and professional education; develop research; contribute to the cultural development; study, maintain and perfect the gained experience from the Latvian people and pass it over to the future generations. The study program includes three basic directions: the whole animal's body structure and function, animal health and welfare (anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, animal hygiene, etc.), animal disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control (clinical and imaging, pathology, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, infection and disease infestations, etc., food and environmental hygiene (hygiene and food inspection, food infection, food toxicology, etc.). Career opportunities: Graduate Faculty, employment opportunities are vast and varied-in veterinary clinics, food and veterinary service institutions, veterinary laboratories, scientific and educational institutions, veterinary medicine lieltirgotav?s and pharmacies. Veterinarian diploma is recognized and provide employment opportunities in every EU country.