Veterinary

VETERINARY
State code 6531HX001
Faculty Faculty of Agrotechnologies
Study field Veterinary Sciences
Qualification Professional Bachelor‘s  degree of Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Assistant
Form and duration of studies Full-time studies, 3 years
Credits 180
Study plans Full-time Degree Course 2019-2022

 

Career Prospects

You will be able to work in small animal veterinary clinics, large livestock farms, apiaries, private veterinary service companies, pet-shops, stray animal organizations, food and veterinary laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and others animal housing places, as well as food/feed handling companies.

Our graduates work in State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), JSC “Jakovo veterinarijos centras”, JSC Zooveterinary Center “TOTO”, National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute, JSC “Magnum Veterinarija”, JSC “Vilniaus paukštynas”, PI “Lesė”, JSC “Žvėryno veterinarijos gydykla”, JSC “VET-1”, AC “Baušai”, PI “Naujosios Vilnios veterinarijos gydykla ir vaistinė”, JSC “Edlana”, JSC “Greitoji žirafa”, JSC “Vaidos klinika”, etc.

 

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • evaluate the limits of the gained competence in the field of veterinary medicine, carry out tasks and commitments; ·
  • adapt to new situations, analyse and organise information in the veterinary field, assess and maintain the quality of work;·
  • communicate in the official and foreign languages with colleagues and clients, submit ideas and propose solutions both in written and verbally; ·
  • interact in an online environment, apply computer technologies in the delivery of information, provide qualified veterinary information to professionals and the public; ·
  • articulate the purpose and objectives of the research, analyse scientific literature and other information sources, develop the research methodology, collect data, summarise the results and draw conclusions; ·
  • use literature, databases and other sources of information;·
  • control, monitor and ensure adequate security standards for yourself and those around you;·
  • apply security measures to prevent the spread of infections;·
  • appoint the admission time, admit the animal into the clinic and ensure proper care of the animal; ·
  • carry out financial operations after the consultation or treatment, sell relevant products; ·
  • supervise the veterinary clinic, properly prepare the clinic environment, tools and materials;·
  • prepare patients for medical procedures and tests;·
  • provide first aid, evaluate the clinical condition of the animal, maintain basic vital functions and perform the initial differential diagnosis;
  • provide animal care, identify and describe ways of the disease onset, and the severity of clinical signs;·
  • monitor the animal’s recovery process and provide the necessary post operation care; ·
  • explain to the client how to take care of a sick animal at home;·
  • advise animal keepers, colleagues and the public on issues related to veterinary medicine; ·
  • take samples for different laboratory tests, perform blood, urine and other tests using the clinic equipment, and instructed by the veterinarian interpret the test results;·
  • prepare the diagnostic imaging equipment, materials, and the animal for the imaging examination; ·
  • assist the veterinarian in the performance of X-ray examination;·
  • properly prepare the animal for medical procedures or tests carried out by the veterinarian; ·
  • safely and effectively perform certain clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures if instructed by the veterinarian; ·
  • assist the veterinarian in surgical procedures, and instructed by the veterinarian perform simple operations;·
  • maintain the postoperative nursing care, choose the right tools and material;·
  • prepare adequate anaesthetic equipment and materials for the anaesthesia;·
  • prepare the animal for anaesthesia and assist the veterinarian in performing and maintaining the anaesthesia; ·
  • give the client medications prescribed by the veterinarian, and explain how to use them properly and safely;·
  • correctly calculate the medication dosage and inject it; ·
  • evaluate the suitability of the products and raw materials of animal origin for human consumption, and carry out the hygiene monitoring in food handling businesses.

 

Full-time studies
Degree Course 2019-2022

1st semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation*
Specialty language 6 E
Communication Psychology 3 E
Applied Research Methodology 3 E
Applied Biology 5 E
Animal Anatomy 10 E
Latin Veterinary Terminology 3 E
2nd semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation *
Poultry and Bird Diseases 3 E
Animal Welfare 3 E
Aquaculture 3
Applied Ethology 5 E
Pharmacology and Drug Administration 3 E
Veterinary Pathology 7 E
Animal Physiology 6 E
3rd semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation *
Clinical Diagnostics 3 E
Internal Non-Communicable Diseases 7  
Obstetrics and Gynecology 5 E
Epizootiology 5 E
Surgery 10 E
4th semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation *
Parasitology 4 E
Veterinary Sanitary Expertise 3 E
Microbiology 3 E
Nursing process and clinical skills 10 E
Optional course Credits Evaluation *
A list of the proposed modules is separately approved every academic year. 4/6 E
5th semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation *
Veterinary Law and Professional Ethics 4 E
Wellness of Exotic Animals 6 E
Small Animal Breeds and Nursing 6 E
Laboratory Diagnosis 4 E
Professional Practice of Therapy and Disease Prevention 10 R
6th semester (30 credits)
Compulsory course Credits Evaluation *
Professional Practice of Small Animal Nursing 10 R
Final Practice 10 R
Final Thesis and Final Examination 10 FTh, FE

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project, R – report, FTh – final thesis, FE – final examination