Veterinary medicine addresses animal health and well-being. Key areas include knowledge about diseases, diagnostics, and treatment. The field includes both production animals, including farmed fish, and companion animals.
Veterinary public health pertains to all aspects of preventing the spread of disease from animals to humans, and is a field that is in increasing demand.
On 1 January 2014 the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) and the University of Life Sciences (UMB) were merged to form the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), consolidating research and teaching on the entire biological production chain under a single umbrella.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine comprises four departments at Campus Adamstuen:
- Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine (Basam)
- Food Safety and Infection Biology (Matinf)
- Production Animal Clinical Sciences (Prodmed)
- Companion Animal Clinical Sciences (Sportfamed)
Campus Adamstuen is also home to the University Animal Hospital, consisting of the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine Clinic and the Production Animal Clinic.
The University Animal Hospital treats sick animals from the entire country and is closely linked to the research and educational activities at NMBU School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is a biomedical research institute that shares premises with Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Campus Adamstuen. The Norwegian Veterinary History Museum is also located here.
Campus Adamstuen is scheduled to close in 2019, and NMBU School of Veterinary Medicine and the University Animal Hospital will then move into state-of-the-art veterinary premises at Campus Ås, meaning all three faculties will finally be co-located in one place. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute will move to Campus Ås at the same time.
A brand new veterinary science research and teaching building is currently being built at Campus Ås.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine also has a division located in south-western Norway: the Section for Small Ruminant Research in Høyland, Sandnes.