University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst with a group of students on an animal skeleton. © Vetmeduni Vienna

The Vetmeduni was founded in 1765 as "K. and K. Horse Curing and Operation School" by Empress Maria Theresia. It is the third-oldest veterinary school in the world, the oldest in German-speaking countries and the only one in Austria. Our mission is teaching with care, research with vision and treatment with ambition. The Vetmeduni performs both ethically and ecologically specified services in teaching and research. Primary issues are food safety, animal husbandry and animal welfare, man and his natural environment, protection of the environment and biomedicine. Our study programmes range at a high level of quality, approved by international evaluation. The animal hospital and its university clinics contribute ideally to teaching and research activities. The primary research intention is to promote the development of veterinary sciences by aiming at holistic problem solutions.

Faculties and programmes

Departments and interdisciplinary facilities. Biological Sciences and Pathobiology | Interdisciplinary Life Sciences | Small Animals and Horses | Farm Animals and Food System Science

Study programmes. Veterinary Medicine (Diploma programme, German) | Veterinary Medicine (Doctoral programme, German) | Biomedicine & Biotechnology (BA programme, German) | Comparative Biomedicine (MA programme, English) | Human-Animal Interactions (MA programme, English) | Precision Animal Health (MA programme, English) | PhD programmes | Initial consultation and care of the small animal patient (Extension programme)


Housing possibilities for students.
Student Apartments Vetmeduni: single apartments providing a kitchenette, a bathroom and a furnished living space, room cleaning service, WIFI, TV rooms, recreation rooms, laundry, fitness room, garage, corporate garden.

Haus Donaufeld: rooms in double room apartments, common kitchens, room cleaning service, TV and Internet connection, recreation rooms, fitness room, music room, party room, sauna, laundry, cafeteria. Pets are allowed!

University Library.
Oldest library with literature of veterinary medicine in German-speaking countries, specialist literature of veterinary medicine and other branches, journals and online database.

Audit "hochschuleundfamilie" ("universityandfamily").
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is certified with the audit "universityandfamily", which refers to arrangements provided by the university in order to ease compatibility of academic studies and family management.