About us

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.

Understanding associations between human and animal health is crucial in order to face some of today’s most pressing health challenge as many diseases that affect humans originate in animals.

The School’s vision is to be among the leading and most progressive veterinary institutions in Europe within research, education and communication of knowledge.

The objectives of the School in education are to produce veterinarians who:

  • have good basic knowledge and skills in veterinary medicine so that they can work to improve animal health, public health and animal welfare
  • understand both the meaning of the terms "one health - one world” and “animal’s own value" and act ethically in line with this
  • have a broad understanding of the nature of scientific issues and are able to identify,formulate and solve complex problems within the veterinary field of work and research
  • have the ability to communicate in an understandable, efficient and respectful manner with clients, the public, colleagues and responsible authorities
  • know their professional limitations, and safeguard professional liability through further education, training and professional development throughout life

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Click for larger version.

Published 26. January 2016 - 11:42 - Updated 23. June 2020 - 15:32