Veterinary Medicine  Medicina veterinaria a ciclo unico

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-42 Veterinary medicine
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test

To apply:
1. Send you application and choose University on
2. Apply for admission test at Università degli Studi di Milano:  (July 2016)
Course Duration 5 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Celoria 10 - Milano
University Veterinary Centre- via dell'Università 6 - Lodi
Head of Studies Giuseppe Sironi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The degree programme in Veterinary Medicine is designed to equip graduates with competences in:

  • the provision of medical assistance with animal husbandry
  • the prevention and treatment of infectious and parasitic animal diseases
  • the protection of public health from diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans
  • the testing of foods of animal origin
  • the protection of ecological balance and wildlife heritage.

Career and Employment

The degree programme offers students sufficient training to operate in the veterinary field (animal health, foods, environment and animal welfare) within the National Health Service, upon successful completion of the relevant specialisation qualifications, both in Local Health Authorities and in Experimental Veterinary Preventive Medicine Institutes.

Graduates can also pursue freelance work in these fields, in relation to the zootechnical industry (fodder, supplements, genetic selection and husbandry development), the pharmaceutical industry (consultancy and technical support, research and development, regulation and recording) and the food industry (production hygiene, processing technologies and the management of the production of foods of animal origin).

It also covers areas more traditionally associated with the veterinary profession, namely veterinary clinics and on-site treatment, surgical and veterinary obstetrics and gynaecology in productive livestock and pets, in addition to the more innovative fields of behavioural science.

Other career opportunities can also be pursued in international organisations, within the European Community or within the sphere of cooperation and development.