Utrecht, Netherlands

Prep Course Master Veterinary Medicine

when 8 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2800

Do you want to be a veterinarian? And are you studying at an EAEVE or AVMA accredited veterinary institution? Are you interested in advancing animal health and animal welfare in relation to public health and the environment? Then sign up for this summer course that will prepare you for the Master’s programme of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University.

Structure of the programme
The programme starts with a few introductory lectures and then consists mainly of practicals (to practise your diagnostic and lab skills) and seminars (where you will work mainly on clinical reasoning).

You will be tested on all elements of the course by a formal examination which consists of a written exam and a practical component – the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE). In addition, you will be expected to write a narrative review that will be graded. The narrative review must be submitted before 1 September 2024, i.e. either during or soon after completion of the summer school. After successful completion of the course and the examination, you will be awarded a certificate, as well as 6 EC.

In addition to being used as a preparatory programme for those wishing to follow the Master’s programme in Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht, this summer course is also a great way to hone your basic skills in production animal medicine and as such can be used as a stand-alone addition to your studies. You are expected to be familiar with basic veterinary medical terminology (in English).

Admission to the Prep Course Master Veterinary Medicine
Students who pass the summer course examination - including the narrative review component - and who are proficient in both Dutch and English, are eligible to apply for admission to the Master’s programme Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. The Master’s programme trains students to become generally certified veterinarians (DVM).

Utrecht University is the only university in the Netherlands with a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The quality of the Dutch veterinary education is internationally recognised by the AVMA and the EAEVE and contributes to the high level of veterinary performance in the Dutch animal sector.

Course leader

Gerrit Koop, DVM PhD MSc

Target group

The course is meant for applicants studying Veterinary Medicine at a degree programme in Veterinary Medicine (minimum admissions requirement >= 140 EC) within Europe accredited or approved by the EAEVE or the AVMA (see description field for links to the websites). Please note: if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum of ten, your motivation will be considered for selection.

If you have a veterinary background and are a 'statushouder' please get in contact via masteradmissions.vet@uu.nl for additional information about the application procedure.

Please note the language proficiency requirements: Dutch NT2 B2 (or higher), English C1 (or higher).

Course aim

At the end of this course, you should be able to perform a thorough clinical examination in a variety of animal species, for example cattle, swine and poultry, but also dogs, cats and horses. You should also be able to apply clinical reasoning to create a list of potential diagnoses, suggestions for additional tests (e.g. microbiological, biochemical), treatment options, and a prevention strategy.

Fee info

EUR 2800: Course fee
EUR 850: Housing fee (optional)