The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) trains specialists in the veterinary medicine specialty with a Master’s degree in full-time study. The trainingof students in the Veterinary MedicineFaculty of TU is performed accordingto the regulation on Uniform State Requirements (USR) for acquiring a highereducation degree in veterinary medicine.

FVM prepares highly qualified veterinary doctors for clinical practice, control andmanagement activities, which actively contribute to the development of the economy, the science and the culture. In accordance with the regulation onUSR qualification characteristics, a curriculum and school programs are developed.

The training in veterinary medicine is performed in compliance with the USR with a fixed total numberof compulsory subjects with a minimumof 3560 hours. The curriculum of the FVM is in full compliance with USR. It includes mandatory and elective courses with appropriate curricular and extracurricular activities.

Curriculum in veterinary medicine


Mandatory subjects


1 semesterstatus   l/p exam  credits

1. Bulgarian language for foreign students0/300/2E5
2. Genetics and animal breeding30/452/3E5
3. Zoology15/301/2E3
4. Ecology30/152/1E3
5. Medicinal chemistry30/302/2E4
6. Cytology, histology and embryology30/452/35
7. Anatomy of domestic animals15/451/34
8. Latin0/300/22
9. Foreign language0/300/22
10. Physical education and sports0/600/42


2 semester

1. Animal husbandry45/453/3E6
2. Veterinary medicine botany15/151/1E2
3. Basic physics and biophysics30/302/2E4
4. Latin0/150/1E2
5. Foreign language0/450/3E3
6. Anatomy of domestic animals30/452/35
7. Cytology, histology and embryology45/453/3E6
8. Physical education and sports0/600/42


3 semester

1. Animal nutrition30/302/2E4
2. Anatomy of domestic animals30/452/3E5
3. Zoohygiene, ethology and animal welfare45/453/3E6
4. Animal physiology30/452/35
5. General biochemistry30/302/24
6. Immunology30/152/1E3
7. Biostatistics15/151/1E2
8. Physical education and sports0/600/42


4 semester

1. Animal physiology30/452/3E6
2. General biochemistry30/302/2E6
3. Economics and management of the animal husbandry15/151/1E2
4. Functional pathology30/302/2E5
5. Microbiology30/302/25
6. Molecular biology15/151/1E3
7. Physical education and sports0/600/4E2


5 semester

1. General veterinary pathology30/302/2E4
2. Veterinary virology30/302/2E4
3. Microbiology30/302/2E4
4. Pharmacology and clinical  laboratory30/452/35
5. Propaedeutics of internal non-infectious diseases and clinical-laboratory diagnostic30/302/24
6. Topographic anatomy of domestic animals30/302/2E5



6 semester

1. Pharmacology and clinical laboratory30/452/3E5
2. Propaedeutics of internal non-infectious diseases and clinical-laboratory diagnostic 30/302/2E5
3. General surgery30/152/1E4
4. Reproduction of animals30/302/2E4
5. Special pathological anatomy30/302/24
6. Dietetics15/151/1E3


7 semester

1. Veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine30/302/2E4
2. Special pathological anatomy30/302/2E4
3. General parasitology10/150,7/1E3
4. Pharmacotherapy20/01.3/0E2
5. Obstetrics30/302/2E4
6. Internal non-infectious diseases – general part15/301/24



1. Infectious diseases of farm animals30/402/2,65
2. Parasitic diseases45/453/35
3. Veterinary radiology20/201.3/1.3E4
4. Clinical veterinary toxicology15/301/2E4
5. Anaesthesiology and critical care medicine15/151/1E3
6. Operative surgery30/152/1E4
7. Internal non-infectious diseases – general part15/301/25
8. Internal non-infectious diseases mobile clinic0/60/0,4


9 semester

1. Infectious diseases of farm animals30/302/2E4
2. Parasitic diseases20/301,3/2E4
3. Food safety15/251/1,73
4. Internal non-infectious diseases of small animals15/151/1E2
5. Internal non-infectious diseases of farm animals30/302/2E4
6. Hygiene and technologyof meat and meat products (HTMES)30/452/3E5
7. Internal non-infectious diseases mobile clinic0/60/0,4
8. Small animal surgery15/151/12
9. Farm animal surgery15/151/1E2


10 semester

1. Small animal surgery15/151/1E2
2. Equine internal diseases10/100,7/0,7E2
3. Forensic veterinary medicine and professional ethics15/01/0E1
4. Veterinary legislation, state veterinary medicine and public health15/301/2E4
5. Hygiene and technology of milk and milk products30/452/3E5
6. Food safety15/201/1,3E4
7. Infectious diseases of the dog, cat and horse10/100,7/0,7E3
8. Herds diagnostics10/100,7/0,7E1
9. Equine surgery15/151/1E1,5


Elective subjects

1 semester

1. History of veterinary medicine15/0E1
2. Informatics15/15E1


2 semester

1. Technics of preparation of the animals5/10E1
2. Organization and management of animal experiments3/12E1


3 semester

1. Forage production15/0E1
2. Foreignlanguage0/301


4 semester

1. Image anatomy5/10E1
2. Foreignlanguage0/30E1


5 semester

1. Cynology15/0E1
2. Endocrinology15/0E1


6 semester

1. Veterinary physical therapy8/8E1
2. Biology and diseases of bees and silkworms15/15E2
3. Principles of clinical biochemistry7/8E1


7 semester

1. Biology and diseases of hydrobionts15/15E2
2.  Veterinary oncology13/2E1
3. Dermatology11/4E1



1. Tropical diseases15/0E2
2. Veterinary dentistry8/8E1
3. Neurology11/4E1


9 semester

1. Biology and diseases of game9/6E1
2. Laboratory control of food products10/5E1
3. Diseases of new-born animals9/6E1


10 semester

1. Clinical veterinary bacteriology9/6E1
2. Ophthalmic surgery7/8E1
3. Management of private veterinary practice15/0E1

Stages and practices


Animal breeding practice – ііі year

Clinical training – іv year

State training after 10 semester







States exams

1. Food hygiene and inspectionof the food stuffs, infectious diseases and parasitology.

2. Internal non-contagious diseases, surgery, obstetrics, reproduction and reproductive disorders.






Status – total amount of hours per semester

L/p – lectures and practices weekly/h/

E – exam