Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

The bachelor of veterinary medicine program is the only one of its kind in the UAE. The program is five year long, after which, graduates will be qualified veterinarians. The student will receive veterinary basic sciences education and intensive clinical training sorted by animal species and specialized discipline.

Program Objectives

  • To enable the veterinary students to acquire knowledge, practical skills, and experience needed for a qualified veterinarian.
  • To enforce evidence base veterinary medicine and problem oriented problem solving methods.
  • To graduate veterinarians capable of providing superior animal health care, including disease investigation and prevention, at the individual and herd or flock level.
  • To meet the growing national needs for qualified veterinarians in the public and private sectors.
  • To demonstrate the achievement of the PLOs by the graduation time and enable graduates pursue higher academic degrees in veterinary medical sciences or other related sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Implement appropriate health care regimen for individual animals of different species.
  • Monitor the health and production of animals at the herd or flock level.
  • Apply high standards of public health and food safety.
  • Recognize veterinary diseases and the optimal treatment and prevention methods.
  • Conduct disease epidemiological investigation and veterinary research using appropriate research methods, ethics procedures, and statistical analysis.
  • Communicate technical information effectively with clients, fellow professionals and intended audience.
  • Synthesize information from different resources and use information technology to find up-to-date information and manage data.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 152 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI121Fundamentals of Environmental Ethics3.000
PHI122International Ethics3.000
PHI226Human Rights Theory3.000
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU106Introduction to Academic English For Food & Agriculture3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skill for Life - Thinking Skils (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB210Introduction to Agribusiness3.000
ECON110Principles of Economics3.000
HSR140Introduction to Society & Behavior3.000
HSR150Introduction to Government Policy & Urban Structures3.000
PSY100Introduction to Psychology3.000
SWK200Introduction to Social Welfare3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH105Calculus I  13.000
1 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000
PHYS105General Physics I  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
VMED580Senior project   33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major


Veterinary Science

Required Courses (101.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG316Animal Nutrition3.000
ARAG475Molecular Biology Genetics3.000
CHEM111General Chemistry I3.000
CHEM282Organic Chemistry for Non-Majors3.000
CHEM283Biochemistry for Non-Majors3.000
STAT235Statistics for Biology3.000
VMED100Animal Anatomy I3.000
VMED120Animal Husbandry3.000
VMED210Animal Physiology3.000
VMED250Immunity and Infection (Microbiology) I3.000
VMED270Presentation of Selected Clinical Cases1.000
VMED300Pharmacology and Toxicology 3.000
VMED340Clinical pathology and propaedeutic 3.000
VMED350Infectious Diseases 3.000
VMED360Camels and Equine Medicine 3.000
VMED380Case Studies I1.000
VMED390Training in meat inspection (Slaughter House)1.000
VMED395Training in Camels & Equine Sport Medicine (Animal Hospital) 1.000
VMED400Preventive medicine 2.000
VMED420Anesthesiology 2.000
VMED430Case Studies II1.000
VMED440Sheep and goat medicine 3.000
VMED450Theriogenology 3.000
VMED460Companion Animal Medicine2.000
VMED490Training in Clinical Surgery (Animal Hospital) 1.000
VMED495Training in Sheep &Goats Med & Surgery (Animal Hospital) 1.000
VMED510Opthalmology and Dermatology 2.000
VMED520Diagnostic imagining 2.000
VMED530Seminar in Veterinary Science1.000
VMED590Internship in Animal Hospital 9.000
VMED150Animal Anatomy II4.000
VMED280Immunity and Infection II 3.000
VMED385Meat Hygiene 2.000

Elective Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FDSC280Food Hygiene3.000
ARAG470Camels and Equine Nutrition 3.000
VMED240Animal Welfare and Ethics 3.000
VMED110Introduction to Veterinary Medicine3.000
VMED330Poultry Medicine 3.000
VMED455Clinical Pharmacology 3.000
VMED445Large animals (Cattle & Dairy Cattle) 3.000
VMED470Falcon Medicine 2.000
VMED475Exotic and Laboratory Animal Medicine1.000