The faculty of veterinary medicine mainly provides education for the training of general practitioner veterinarians. The Utrecht veterinary curriculum is accredited by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations (A/CVMA) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. The Dutch Ministry of Education has declared the so-called numerus fixus applicable to the study of Veterinary Medicine. This entails that only a limited amount of students will be admitted each year. At this moment, the number is 225.

The faculty also provides in post-academic education. The postgraduate master currently encompasses Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Veterinary and Molecular Pathology and Animal Welfare. Other postgraduate possibilities are PhD training or specialist training. The faculty also participates in the foundation Post Academic Education in Veterinary Medicine.

In september 2007 the faculty started the first curriculum of the new BaMa system. The three-year undergraduate course (bachelor) provides for the more clinical three-year graduate course (master). In the undergraduate course students learn the basics of veterinary medicine, educated in themes. In the graduate course, students choose their future workfield (companion-animals, farm-animals or horses) and they follow training courses in the faculty clinics.

About us

IVSA stands for International Veterinary Students' Association. We arrange individual internships abroad and individual internships here in the Netherlands for foreign veterinary students.


  • 15.06.2018-17.06.2018 2nd European Veterinary Students Seminar in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 16.07.2018-27.07.2018 67th IVSA Congress in Kraków, Poland