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Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine

This formation is taught in french.

By decree of the French Community of Belgium, non-resident students have limited access to the programme.

Learn more at: www.ulb.be/enseignements/inscriptions/etudes-contingentees.html

TOSS (Mandatory orientation test): in order to enrol in a Bachelor programme in veterinary medicine, you are required to sit the orientation stest for health studies (‘TOSS’), but its results are not binding. Learn more on the ARES website.

The 2020-2021 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Medicine
  • Degree type
  • Tier
    1th cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Health/Veterinary sciences
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    3 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Health - Veterinary sciences
  • Jury President
    Stéphane LOURYAN, Voir jury de finalité and Kathleen MC ENTEE
  • Jury Secretary
    Laurence LADRIERE and Anne BOTTEAUX


General information

Degree type


Theoretical programme duration

3 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Health - Veterinary sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


Veterinary studies allow the student to become operational in all areas of veterinary medicine curative and preventive, individual and in group as well as in the fields of public health and research in health sciences. 3 units Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine prepare to understanding of the development of the animal organism, genetics, macroscopic and microscopic structures as well as cellular functioning and integrated pets. They prepare the student for the Master of Veterinary Medicine through the acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the animal in good health, developing scientific curiosity, his reasoning, his ability to synthesis and critical mind clinic, his dexterity and great human qualities.

Throughout the curriculum, teaching theory is richly complemented by interactive seminars and practical sessions in small groups, led by personal work, an internship at a veterinary practitioner and visits to farms that allow apprehend the practice and the realities of the profession in the field.

Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine graduates at the ULB access automatically

at the Master in Veterinary Medicine which is organized by the Federation Wallonia-Brussels only at the University of Liège and lasts three units. Success rate is excellent.

During the course you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in documentary research, macroscopic and microscopic observation, observation of the way live animals function. This will help you to improve your dexterity as wellas your powers of reasoning and critical analysis.

Students thrive in an environment of high level scientific Campus, Erasme campus devoted to health sciences. Section of Veterinary Medicine of the ULB is the only organized in a Faculty of Medicine, it brings the human and veterinary medicine in its fundamental dimension. A multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians internationally recognized (veterinarians, physicians, biologists, ...), provides students with a solid training focuses on the scientific criticism, openness and the clinical approach . Training at the university devotes a prominent place in the work practices, personal work, internships and teaching in the field (farm visits and livestock, an insemination center, the farrier school, ...). The human scale of the section permits to develop a pedagogy, where friendly and interactive discussions, observations and manipulations benefit everyone. At the end of the third unites bachelor, a one-day multidisciplinary scientific congress puts students in the spotlight by allowing them to make personal work.

Access conditions


The program includes a general education in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics and computer science as well as specific training in veterinary anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, ethology, anthropology and ecology. The first unit is dedicated to

basic science education but there is already a specific course entitled "Structures, functions, adaptations and diversity of domestic animals." From the second year, the curriculum, Veterinary Medicine is clearly distinguishable. Some subjects such as biochemistry, immunology and microbiology are divided into a general part in unit 2 and a specific part in the third unit; other subjects such as anatomy, histology and physiology also spread on the unit 2 and unit 3 but are entirely dedicated to the animal.

What's next ?


Any holder of a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine will move to professionally:

- Specialization

- Practicioner in small animal, equine, livestock and new pets (independent or veterinary clinic)

- The pharmaceutical industry and agribusiness in research and development (or commercial)

- Teaching and research

- Public Health (animal health, food inspection, inspection of pharmacies)

- Artificial insemination and gynecology

- Development cooperation