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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) trains students in Veterinary Medicine since 1994. In 1999 the Faculty obtained its first accreditation for training students at M.Sc. level and professional qualification “veterinary surgeon”. The training takes 5.5 years in accordance with the requirements of the “Regulations for unified state requirements” and the respective EU directive. The entering exam is Biology. Gender ratio of the students is equal (50 %) and the M.Sc. degree may be followed by a Ph.D. degree.

FVM trains M.Sc. and Ph.D. students from Bulgaria and many other countries – Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Syria, Lybia and others.

The graduation is preceded by a three-month practice and passing of exam on two groups of subjects: I. Internal noncommunicable diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology; II Hygiene, technology and a veterinary examination of raw foods of animal origin, infectious diseases and parasitology.
The knowledge of students in FVM in Sofia provides them with opportunities as future veterinarians to a career in all areas subject to veterinary medicine, including: research and veterinary diagnostic laboratories and institutes of NVMS, National Center for Agricultural Science, in the NVMS system for the needs of national animal health and veterinary public and border control, in higher and secondary education, Veterinary Service, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Transport, as consultants to insurance companies and companies dealing with import and export of animals as representatives of foreign companies to distribute drugs, biologically active substances, disinfectants, and other substances. 
The knowledge of veterinarians allows them to participate in solving technical problems in animal reproduction.
Law on Veterinary Medicine and the qualifications of graduates at UF FVM allows them to open and run private veterinary offices (dispensaries, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies.)
Part of graduate studies at the Faculty perform successfully in Austria, Germany, Spain, Canada, Greece, Israel, Macedonia and other countries, and the assessment of employers for their skills is markedly positive.


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1994 within the University of Forestry inSofia.
First Dean of the FVM was Prof. D. Kovachev, with Vice-Dean Prof. T. Marinkov.
Second Dean was Prof. L. Kanchev with Vice-Dean Professor Yotko Kamenov, Dr.Sc.

Third Dean (two consecutive terms of 4 years from 1999 to 2007) was Prof. Dr. J. Kostadinov with Vice Deans Prof. G. Georgiev and Prof. M. Petrov.
Since 08.05.2008 Prof. Yotko Kamenov Ivanov was elected as a fourth Dean, with Vice-Deans Dr. Krassimira Ivanova Genova, Dr. Parvan Mitov Parvanov and
Dr. Matthew Todorov Deyanov.
Since 16.12.2011 Professor Bogdan Aminkov was elected as the fifth Dean of the Faculty.
FVM has signed contracts for scientific and educational cooperation with numerous institutions from Bulgaria and abroad, like Veterinary Medicine Research Institute Prof. G. Pavlov, Sofia, Institute of Microbiology “Acad St. Angelov” – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction – BAS, Institute of Experimental Pathology and Parasitology (BAS), National Center for Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Mountain Agriculture and Livestock Breeding – Troyan, Institute of Livestock Breeding in Kostinbrod and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Sassari, Italy.
FVM organizes a traditional annual scientific conference "Tradition and Modernity in veterinary medicine”, with participation of researchers and students from Bulgaria and from abroad, and the papers presented are published in Proceedings of the conferences.  

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