Egas Moniz University in Portugal
Faculty of Veterinary Nursing
Study Veterinary Nursing in English
This Degree in Veterinary Nursing (DVN) values the practical and sustained application of the acquired knowledge, forming Veterinary Nurses (VN) competent and able to contribute significantly to the Health and Animal Welfare, not only of Pets, but also of Exotics, Horses and Livestock Species.
DVN’s curriculum structure values tutorial learning, in a real environment, based on an innovative logic, based on teaching that aims integration, branching and professionalization and values global health. The branching of this DVN is ensured by the existence of 12 ECTS distributed throughout the years, corresponding to the Curricular Units (CU) Veterinary Clinical Nursing I to IV, in which students will be able to choose whether to perform the clinical rotation in Companion Animals, Exotics, Horses or Production Animals. The strong component of Tutorial Guidance throughout the academic path and the close communication between the student and the tutors will provide an academic environment in which the student is co-responsible for their learning, thus enhancing the acquisition of skills. The introduction of a Mindfulness CU allows the student to develop mechanisms to identify potential causes of stress in the workplace and in life in general and to develop an individual change plan for better stress management and interpersonal relationship skills. The teaching staff presented here is qualified, mostly with a PhD, has consolidated experience in the areas of knowledge of Veterinary Sciences and includes VN, ensuring multidisciplinary and integrated training, allowing students to acquire the first day skills necessary for the competent performance of their duties. The existing infrastructures at Egas Moniz will be used for this cycle of studies.
In addition, a Veterinary Science campus will be built, where this DVN will be taught, which will include, among others, a proper and multivalent School Veterinary Hospital. As a complement and to guarantee exposure to professional reality, in a business context, the network of partners will be used for teaching activities, taking into account the valence of each CU. Institutions in the various areas of Veterinary Science are part of this network of pedagogical and scientific cooperation, aiming to achieve a high degree of excellence, integration and specialization. Animal Welfare and ethics will be valued through broad access to clinical models and simulators, reinforcing the acquisition of skills and the preparation of students for practical classes with real cases, in deep respect for sick animals and their responsible use in teaching. This DVN is an academic alternative with a high practical component and tutorial guidance, associated with a Veterinary Medicine course, located south of the Tagus river, where there is only one other DVN. Teaching also in English facilitates the internationalization of the LEV.
This DVN aims to train professionals for an area in very high demand.
Career Prospects and others
Once you complete your course you will be able to:
- work with different animal species, in a Veterinary Medical Service Center, in Animal Production and in Veterinary Public Health;
- maintain a constructive relationship with the animal and its owner;
- promote Animal Welfare;
- perform analyzes and laboratory tests;
- use auxiliary diagnostic equipment;
- provide anesthetic and surgical support;
- perform administration of medication as prescribed;
- provide clinical and prophylactic care to anim
- provide services in Veterinary Public Health in pets and livestock species;
- assist in the area of health inspection, classification of meat and carcasses and technology for processing animal products;
- identify and critically develop research opportunities;
- apply new information technologies, legislation, taxation and accounting, relevant to their activity.
All courses are fully accredited by the Portuguese Regulatory Agency – A3ES and Egas Moniz Institution is at 9th place in the national SCIMAGO ranking, and 1st among private institutions in Portugal.
DURATION OF STUDY AND TUITION FEES:
The duration of study for Veterinary Nursing is 3 years.
Tuition fees: 5,426 Euros paid in 12 installments.
50% and above in Biology in the last year of High School and the High School Diploma cannot be older than 2 years.
HOW TO APPLY: Faculty of Veterinary Nursing