Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology

Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology.

Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology

Just like Cyprus, the Czech Republic is a member of the European as of May 1, 2004. The country’s population exceeds 10 million inhabitants. Czech is the official language, although most of the younger generation are well familiar with the English language while the older generations are also familiar with Russian. The country's currency is the Czech crown. At this moment 1 euro is equivalent to about 27 Czech crowns.

Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic, in eastern Moravia, with a population of about 500,000 inhabitants. The City was founded in 1243 by Wenceslaus I. The city was not only a center of industry and trade, but also of education and culture. Brno has its own Greek element as Alexander Ypsilantis had his home in Brno between 1788 and 1791. Today a street in the neighbourhood where he used to live, reminds us of the area’s Greek past (Ypsilantiho street)

In Brno there are at least six state universities with over 80,000 students, thus making the City of Brno a very attractive choice for studies in the heart of Europe. The University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno was founded in 1918 and the first students enrolled at the university in November 1919. It is the only university in the Czech Republic which offers studies in the Veterinary sector.

Moving in the city of Brno is very easy by tram, bus or even on foot. Although Brno has its own airport there are no direct flights from Cyprus. Our students usually choose a direct flight to Vienna or Prague, from where they can take a bus or train to Brno. There are regular buses from the airport of Vienna or Prague to Brno. Travelling time is about 90 minutes from Vienna and 2.5 hours from Prague.

Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology

The Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology is located in the city of Brno, the second largest city of Czech Republic. The study duration is six years and the graduates acquire the title ‘MVDr.’-Veterinary Medicine Doctor Doctor.

The tuition fees are EUR 7,600 a year and can be paid in one or two instalments, either full payment before the end of August, or in two instalments, the first one before the end of August and the second and last before the end of February of the academic year.

During the study of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, the Faculty’s programme gives particular emphasis in the following areas:

  • Study of large animals
  • Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology
  • Food safety and quality
  • Health and hygienic harmlessness of food and animal origin raw materials
  • Veterinary ecology, infectious diseases and epizootology connected to food and animal origin raw materials

Possible Careers for graduates:

  • Private or state veterinary practitioners
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • State veterinary administration (supervision of food of animal origin during their manufacturing, distribution and sale)
  • Agricultural and food inspection, environmental protection inspection, retail sale supervision
  • Veterinary institutes, laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Teaching

Criteria for admission:

  1. Certificate of Secondary Education
  2. Entrance Exam (Biology and Chemistry). To be admitted applicants must pass the entrance exams in the form of multiple-choice tests with a minimum mark of 50% or more. The Entrance Examination for the academic year 2017-2018 will take place around the end of June 2017 in Larnaca at the Alexander College

Applications are accepted until May 30th, 2017. All applicants will be given the syllabus which they should study for Chemistry and Biology as well as test specimens to enable them to prepare for them.

1st Year Study Plan

1st Semester - Winter Semester

Subject Lecture Practical Credits
(hours/week) (hours/week) (max. 30)
Medical Terminology and Ethics 1 0 1
Biophysics 1 1 2
Chemistry 1 1 2
Biostatistics 1 2* 4
Agriculture Production 1 2* 4
Types and composition of foodstuffs 2 1* 4
Biology 2 2* 5
Anatomy I 2 2 4
Histology and Embryology I 2 2 4
Total 4* 30

2st Semester - Summer Semester

Subject Lecture Practical Credits
(hours/week) (hours/week) (max. 30)
Zoology 1 1 2
Botany 1 1 2
Anatomy II 4 6* 10
Histology and Embryology II 2 3* 8
Physiology I 2 2 4
Biochemistry I 2 2 4
Total 2* 30

* finished with an exam


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