Veterinary courses and diplomas

Veterinary courses and diplomas

The initial veterinary courses, based on clinical activities and research, aim at training veterinarians who are high-level biologists and pathologists practising a wide range of activities in the fields of animal health, public health and food safety.  

 

Numerous job opportunities

Veterinarians are not only animal-health specialists

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Entering the French National Veterinary Schools

The first two years are spent in a preparatory class, at university or in establishments preparing for technical degrees. The syllabus focuses on basic scientific topics: biology, physics and chemistry.

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Basic education

The 4-year core curriculum of veterinary studies is open to students who passed the A,B,C or D competitive exams and leads to the Diploma of Fundamental Veterinary Studies (Master’s degree).
The Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine is awarded at the end of the fifth year of practical specialization.

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The fourth « all clinical » year

The fourth year of the core syllabus is entirely devoted to clinical activities.

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The fifth year (semesters 13 and 14) consists in going deeper into a selected training path

Students having the degree in fundamental veterinary studies (DEFV) can select a path so as to prepare for a targeted professional activity

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Training periods

During the first three years, students have to carry out external training periods for at least 14 weeks.

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ONIRIS' specificities, Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering

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