The curriculum for veterinary medicine covers five and a half years (11 semesters) and is in line with the standard curriculum of most European veterinary programs. The entire curriculum (divided into core and elective subjects) consists of more than 5000 hours. 

The first two (pre-clinical) years are spent studying anatomy, histology, embryology, biology, chemistry, physics, zoology, physiology, biochemistry, ethology, agricultural economics, botany, bio-mathematics and computer applications. English, Latin and Hungarian language studies are optional.

During the next three (clinical + paraclinical) years, the curriculum includes animal breeding, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, pathophysiology, parasitology, animal nutrition, veterinary medicine, surgery, obstetrics, food hygiene, forensic veterinary medicine, animal hygiene, epizoology and state veterinary medicine.

The 11th semester includes practice at the Faculty Clinics and associated institutions. Practical work at the university’s field stations and state farms as well as with practicing veterinarians is also part of the curriculum.

Before the conclusion of the degree program, the students must submit a thesis and take a state examination.

After a successful exam, students are awarded a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


More info: Veterinary Medicine

For Fall 2020, McDaniel College is re-opened on August 31 with health safety measures and protocols and social-distancing in place. All courses are in a hybrid format to enable those who cannot attend classes to participate in the intellectual life of the College. If you are interested in joining us for the Fall 2020, you can still apply here.