Academic Degree
Master's degree
General Objectives
In order to correspond to the expectations of the students and to the demand from society, the teaching of Veterinary Sciences for future professionals covers a wide field of applications, that comprise 11 semesters distributed across 2 Study Cycles and which include:
- Clinical practice with pets, captive and exotic animals, diagnosing the aetiology of morbid processes and prescribing the appropriate therapy, and correctly preparing a prophylactic scheme. Another clinical activity is focused on zoo animal species and on recreational and sport animals, relevant not only to the economy of farms but also to public health.
- Public Health whose activity exceeds intervention at the farm level, is also translated into a much more comprehensive topic, with particular emphasis on the control of zoonoses transmissible by the various domestic, game and wild animal species.
- Food Technology and Sanitary Inspection in the field of Food Safety allow products to be monitored from production to consumption, ensuring the hygiene and health and food quality of the final product. These areas and many other related areas such as biotechnology and diagnosis, health and epidemiosurveillance, are essential in the work of the Veterinarian.
CNAEF Classification
Veterinary Science
(640) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Schedule
Weekly: Daytime
Duration
11 semesters
ECTS
330
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
- Biotechnology and diagnosis
- Pet Clinics
- Livestock species clinic
- Exotic and wild species clinic
- Animal production and breeding
- Animal health
- Health Police and Epidemiosurveillance
- Technology of products of animal origin
- Sanitary Inspection
- Hygiene and Public Health
Graduate Profile
Master in Veterinary Medicine.
Entities to Practice
- Veterinary surgeries, clinics and hospitals;
- Public entities (DGV, ASAE, ...);
- Food industry;
- Food distribution sector;
- Hotel and Catering;
- Quality control laboratories for food products;
- Analysis and diagnosis laboratories;
- Biotechnology companies;
- Animal nutrition companies;
- Pharmaceutical companies;
- Universities and research centres.
DGES Code
9847 (See more information) [PT]
Vacancies
82
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

Prerequisites:
Tipo - Seleção
Group B – Comunicação Interpessoal
Admission Tests
02 Biology and Geology and 07 Physics and Chemistry
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2019: 159,4
2018: 162,8
2017: 160,6
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
27-06-2016
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
18-03-2011
Accreditation Validity
27-06-2022