Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Mode of study
Level of study
Specialist Degree
Direction of preparation
Veterinary Medicine

Training period
5 Years
Language of study
The contact person
Director of the Department of veterinary medicine, Professor
Cost of education
It is shown that the cost of tuition for one year
For Russia and CIS citizens
For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad"
4300 3910
For citizens of foreign countries – discount 20%; for russian citizens and citizens of CIS countries – discount 10% (the price is indicated without discount).

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.

Educational process

Training takes place in modern educational laboratories, computer labs with specialized software, classrooms with multimedia equipment and facilities for webinars and videoconferences.

Major subjects

 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.

Practical training

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.