Information for those Seeking Admission to the Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Academy is one of the oldest higher schools and a leading educational establishment in Belarus training veterinary medicine surgeons and zooengineers.
The academic process at the Academy is supported by 340 teachers including 7 academicians and corresponding members of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences and a number of international academies, 23 Doctors of Sciences, professors and 171 PhD recipients.
In its structure the Academy holds 5 faculties, 28 departments and the agrarian college training veterinary medicine technicians, zootechnicians and agronomists, as well as the Scientific Research Institute of Applied Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology.
The veterinary medicine faculty trains veterinarians of general profile and also with specialization in: veterinary-sanitary expertise, gynecology and reproductive animal technologies, avian diseases, veterinary bacteriology and virology, swine diseases.
Zooengineering faculty trains zooengineers of general profile with specializations: livestock breeding and poultry production.
The course of studies at the veterinary medicine faculty is 5 years, at the zooengineering faculty it takes 4 years, 8 months.
Over 4600 students from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Syria and other countries study at the academy.
Their first clinical steps future veterinarians make in practice classes at 6 animal clinics, where 1500 ailing animals are registered as in- and about 700-900 as out- patients annually.
Knowledge is put into practice in clinics, veterinary stations and laboratories, breeding farms of the Republic of Belarus and in 12 countries abroad such as Poland, Germany, England, USA, Canada, Sweden, etc.
Students carry out researches on various actual problems in veterinary, zooengineering, biology and economy of agricultural production.
Students carry out research work on the most urgent affairs in veterinary medicine, zooengineering, biology and agricultural production. Academy departments are well equipped to perform academic and research activities properly. At the Academy there are 24 research laboratories attached to the departments and a Central Research Laboratory.
Programmes for master’s degree, postgraduate programmes and postdoctoral researches are available. There is also the Continuing of Professional Development Faculty.
The Academy houses a library with more than 1.2 million volumes of educational and research editions and some museums: anatomy, pathanatomy, parasitology, zoology etc. Their functions the Research Consultancy and Diagnostic Centre where investigations on clinical biochemistry, animal immune pathology, parasitocenology, environmental pharmacology as well as preventive maintenance and treatment of infectious diseases in young stock of farm and small animals are carried out.
The Academy is involved in the activities of the International Association for Animal Defense and International Veterinary Association. On a long term basis the Academy cooperates with some 30 scientific centers and universities around the world. Preparatory courses and pre-training department render assistance for those wishing to enter the Academy.
The Library houses more than 450 thousand of academic and scientific volumes. There are museums for the History of the academy, for Anatomy, Pathanatomy, Parasitology, Zoology etc.
Students reside in convenient student’s hostels. Accommodation fee costs 15$ monthly.
Recreation activities are supported in a Student’s Club, student’s cafe as well as in culture centers in the town.
Inquiry tel.: admission committee in Vitebsk 37521253-80-61; fax. 37 02 84
Web site: http://www.vsavm.by
Address: Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine I Dovatora str. 7/11, Vitebsk 210026, Belarus In Vitebsk bus 1, 2 to the "Sovetskaya" stop.