About the profession
The programme is designed to prepare highly qualified, competitive, innovation-oriented specialists in the field of veterinary medicine. The programme focuses on the application of knowledge in practice of veterinarian.
Training takes place in modern educational laboratories, computer labs with specialized software, classrooms with multimedia equipment and facilities for webinars and videoconferences.
Anatomy; cytology, histology and embryology; physiology; pathological physiology; pharmacology; breeding; feeding; hygiene of animals; toxicology; clinical diagnostics; internal non-communicable diseases; the general and private surgery; obstetrics, gynecology and andrology; parasitology and parasitic diseases; epidemiology and infectious diseases; pathological anatomy and forensic veterinary expertise; veterinary-sanitary expertise; organization of a veterinary business.
During the final years of study, students will have the opportunity to choose a specialization:
“Clinical veterinary medicine”: studying the major anatomical and physiological parameters of various species of animals under normal and pathological conditions; etiology, classification, syndromatics, pathological and anatomical picture of noncontagious and contagious diseases; an effective means of diagnosis, therapy and prevention of animal diseases; features of providing obstetric and gynecological care, surgical treatment, emergency care, resuscitation and intensive care, etc.
“Veterinary and Sanitary Surveillance”: studying normative and legislative documents on procurement, including import, processing, storage and sale of various products controlled by the veterinary service; the procedure of veterinary and sanitary expertise, laboratory analysis of animal raw materials, production and food products in the market, customs, border and transport veterinary stations, etc.
Students will have the opportunity to gain practical skills during the manufacturing and research practices at the leading enterprises engaged in veterinary and veterinary-sanitary activities. Successful students will have the opportunity to participate in international cooperation programmes and internships in the clinics and institutions of the Association of Veterinarians of Italy; in the Center for Veterinary Neuroscience and Neurosurgery in Austria; in the Hospital of Horse Diseases in Munich, Germany.
Graduates’ expertise and career opportunities
The Department of Veterinary Medicine, ATI, RUDN, which prepares specialists, has direct links with employers. Works experience internships are held in potential workplaces. Students will attend exhibitions and conferences and communicate with employers directly.
The list of organizations, where the graduate can work: State management structures; Stations for animal disease control; Public and private veterinary clinics; Agricultural holdings; Customs structures; Institutions of Higher education; Scientific and production associations and research institutes; Foreign and domestic enterprises of the food industry, Enterprises producing animal feed; Commercial structures; Accredited production laboratories of veterinary-sanitary expertise; plants and laboratories producing biologics; Veterinary pharmacies; Veterinary laboratories; Pet shops; Horse plants and horse-riding clubs; Zoos; Markets and others.
Graduates can occupy the following a wide range of posts: Veterinarian; Veterinary consulting physician; Veterinary laboratory doctor; Veterinary bacteriologist of veterinary laboratory or laboratory of veterinary and sanitary expertise; Chief veterinarian of veterinary clinic or veterinary enterprise; Manager of veterinary drugstore or laboratory; Specialist for quality control of goods of veterinary appointment; Sales representative or Manager for sale of medicines and production of medical appointment; Specialist of public health service; Specialist for registration of veterinary medicines; Manager of scientific communications department for working with zoo business experts (trainer, lecturer); Cynologist; Research Scientist, etc.
Studying in the field of the Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise, I notice that every year the training becomes more interesting. The educational process is perfectly organized, and the availability of practical classes makes me very happy with the programme, Equipment and technical facilities make it possible to make reports, presentations, etc. in an interesting, visual form. A huge advantage is availability of training laboratories and "fresh" literature on the studied subjects. An important part of the learning process is the annual practical training that enables students to immerse into the future profession and makes it possible to use theoretical knowledge in practice. Occasionally, we visit various industries, farms, etc. Meetings of students with leading experts of enterprises in the sphere of veterinary expertise give us the opportunity to find places of internships. In the course «Technology of milk and dairy products» taught by Associate Professor M.V. Bolshakova we had an opportunity to conduct experiments. I am very interested in this subject. Lectures are always interesting and informative; the gained knowledges is relevant and can be applied in professional and daily life. I did not have a clue that studying of Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise would be so interesting and informative.
The system of knowledge assessment in RUDN is the most convenient. It reflects the real students knowledges. If you have questions about the material, you can always consult with a teacher. As a 3rd year student, I can see the level of professional growth, thanks to ongoing practical exercises. Studying Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise, students learn about important aspects of their profession. At the same time, students are interested in learning and looking for resolution some issues. Students' circles are constantly functioning. We can visit them after classes and receive additional knowledge. I would also like point out the opportunity of writing and publishing scientific articles, which will contribute to admission to the master’s programme in future. In addition we are constantly supervised and assisted by teachers.
I always wanted to study at RUDN. And I had a dream to become a veterinarian. I cannot describe delight when I knew that I could follow these two dreams at the same time! I applied to RUDN and I don’t regret. Teachers are amazing specialists and wonderful people. I like that we are not given dry facts. We answer the question "What? How? Where? What for? Why?" Teachers give examples from the veterinarian practice. All the teachers are real professionals and talented people. I especially want to highlight those who impressed me: E.O. Rystsova, E.D. Sotnikova, E.V. Harlitskaya, N.I. Troshina, E.V. Kulikov, V.I. Parshina, O.I. Dinchenko and I.A. Ryabinin. Thank you for everything!