Poland - Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Established 1945
Location Wroclaw, Poland
Principal/Dean dr hab. Krzysztof Kubiak, prof. nadzw. w UPW
Students 1663
  Undergraduates 1263
  Postgraduates 400
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Contact dziekanat.wmw@up.wroc.pl

Faculty of veterinary medicine
Norwida 31;
50-375 Wrocław
+48 71 32 05 107,
+48 71 32 05 244

Ambassador Benedicte Helljesen

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Wroclaw is a part of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is an acknowledged and valued scientific research and education center. It was established in 1945 and has since that time managed to create a strong and modern academic centre with respect towards its heritage. It is one of two Veterinary Schools in Poland offering English division, the other one being the school in Warsaw. The program runs over 5,5 years.

About Us

The roots of the schools establishment goes back to Lviv 1881, where the school was located until the second World War. It was the third Veterinary school to be opened in Poland after Vilnius and Warsaw. After the war its activity was moved to Wroclaw, because Lviv was separated from Poland after eastern outskirt of Poland by soviet Army and German occupation. The surviving members of the academic community in Lviv moved and settled in Wroclaw, formerly a German city carrying the name Breslau. The schools official establishment in Wroclaw is November 1. 1945. At that time it was only an Institute of Veterinary Medicine with an Animal clinic, operating together with Institute of Agriculture. In 1972 it got the name Wroclaw Academy of Agriculture, in 2006 it was upgraded to University level and renamed again to Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is one of five Faculties at the University.


The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is authorised to confer university degrees – Doctor of Veterinary Science and Doctor Habilitatus of Veterinary Science. The school mainly provides education and training for the title DVM.

First year Anatomy, Biophysics, Cellbiology, Chemistry, Histology and Embryology, Latin, Social Science, Polish, Ergonomy, Biostatistics, Agronomy, Biology, IT-Technology, Biochemistry, General and Veterinary Genetics, Environmental Protection, Physical Education

Second year: Biochemistry, Animal Breeding, Veterinary Economics, Ethology and Walfare, Polish, Veterinary Microbiology, Animal Physiology, Technologies in Animal Production, Topographical Anatomy, Veterinary Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Animal Nutrition and Feed Quality, Professional Ethics.

Third year: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics, Ecology and Game Animals, Veterinary Pharmacy, Veterinary Pharmacology, Animal Hygiene, Parasitology and Invasiology, Pathophysiology, Pathomorphology, Surgery and Anesthesiology, Beneficial Insect Disease, Fur-Covered animal disease, Image Diagnostics, Public Health Protection In a state of Disaster, Elective Courses

Fourth year: Disease of Farm Animals (Internal disease, Surgery, Reproduction, Infectious diseases), Food Sanity Law, Fish Disease, Fodder Hygiene, Slaughter Animals and Meat Hygiene, Andrology and Artificial Insemination, Diseases of Horse (Internal Disease, Surgery, Reproduction, Infectious disease), Slaughter Animals and Meat Hygiene, Milk Hygiene, Veterinary Toxicology, Zoonoses, Veterinary dietetics, Elective courses.

Fifth year: Diseases of Dog and Cat (Internal diseases, Surgery, Reproduction, Infectious disease), Avian diseases, Slaughter Animals and Meat Hygiene, Hygiene of Food Processing, Clinical Immunology, Marketing in Veterinary Practice, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Administration and law, Safety of feedstuff, Clinical internships for diseases of Horses, Dogs, Cats, Avian and Farm Animals.

Sixth year: Clinical internships for diseases of Horses, Dogs, Cats and Farm Animals, Elective courses.

During summer from the second year of there are also mandatory practice/internships that as to be made during summer holiday.

Current Research

Major research areas:

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  • Biology of bone tissue
  • Molecular properties of microorganisms
  • Myoelectrical, motor and secretory activities of the alimentary tract
  • Immunotropic activity of chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics of antibacterial drugs
  • Etiopathogenesis, pathomorphology and diagnostics of cancer
  • Beta-amyloidosis of the brain in aged animals
  • Serological and virological study of equine viral arteritis (EVA)
  • Immunobiological interactions between the host and Haemophilus somnus
  • Hygiene, quality and safety of food of animal origin
  • Metabolic diseases of cattle and their impact on animal performance and health
  • Biochemical and biophysical conditions determining the health and fitness of horses
  • Bioceramic implants in animal orthopaedics
  • Physiopathology of the mammary gland of domestic animals
  • Epizootiology, diagnostics and control of infectious diseases

Post-graduate studies:

  • Diseases of Poultry and Exotic Birds
  • Diseases of Cats and Dogs
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Hygiene of Food Animals and Animal Food Products
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Epizootiology and Veterinary Administration

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Surrounding area

The school is located more or less in the city center of Wroclaw. Within a radius on 500 meters from the University two parks are found, the river surrounding the city, shopping center, cafes and some modern lunch bars. There are also bus and tram stops leading to all parts of the city located 1-3 minute walk away.