The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice is a one faculty university providing higher education in accredited study programs of all three levels of higher education. It is the only institution of its kind providing the undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary education in the Slovak Republic. The university has about 2000 students in all three levels of study, out of whom over 280 are foreign students. At present, the university is attended by undergraduates and graduates from the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Malta, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Cyprus, Iceland, Finland, Canada, Germany, Hongkong, and other countries from all over the world.
The UVMP has a more than 25-year tradition of providing English medium higher education courses in its General Veterinary Medicine curriculum. The study programs are provided by 11 departments, 5 clinics, University Veterinary Hospital, and university special extramural facilities, which ensure a high level of practical preparation and permanent contact with animals Following the evaluation by the Education Committee of EAEVE (European Association Establishments for Veterinary Education), the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice received a confirmation that the General Veterinary Medicine study branch complies with the requirements of the EU Directives concerning the education of veterinary graduates and practitioners. UVMP in Košice is one of the few European veterinary universities (out of 96 universities in total) fully approved and accredited by EAEVE.
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