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Vitebsk State
Academy of Veterinary Medicine


Address 1st Dovatora Street 7/11, Vitebsk 210602, Belarus
Tel. No. +375 212 37 20 44; +375 212 25 41 62;
+375 212 73 07 37
Fax No. +375 212 37 02 84
E-mail address
Rector Professor Anton Ivanovich Yatussevich D.Vet.Sci
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Zooengineering
  • Part-time (Correspondence) Faculty
  • Specialist Refreshing Faculty Postgraduate courses on Veterinary, Agriculture and Biological specialties are available at the Academy.
  • Type of programmes Full-time and part-time (by correspondence)
    Length of programmes Veterinary Medicine Faculty: 4 years, 11 months
    Continuing Integrated system (technical school/higher school): 3 years, 6 months

    Zooengineering Faculty:4 years, 8 months Continuing Integrated system (technical school/higher school): 2 years, 10 months

    Part-time Veterinary Medicine: 5 years, 11 months
    Part-time Zooengineering: 5 years, 8 months
    Date of commencement Beginning of September
    Class size 12-13 students
    Accommodation Available
    Fees Costs for overseas students: USD 2 000 per year
    Cost for national students: free
    Costs for national contract students: 35 million Belarusian roubels (BRb) per year
    Financial assistance Students grants: 500 000 - 300 000 BRb per month
    Financial assistance: 5% of student grants funding
    Admission requirements Fluent Russian is required. Entrance exams are held in Belarusan or Russian. Tuition is in Russian
    Student profile
  • National/Overseas Students: 100/1
  • Men/Women: 2/1
  • 17 - 26 years old
  • Contact for application Prof. A. I. Yatussevich



    Veterinary Medicine Faculty

    Dean: Anatoly G. Ulyanov PhD Vet. Sci, Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Diagnostics
    Phone: +375 212 37 32 77; +375 212 37 47 31
    Basic academic disciplines: pathoanatomy, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, virology, pharmacology, zoohygiene, operative surgery, general and special surgery, toxicology, veterinary radiology, internal non-infectious diseases, epizotiology and infectious diseases, BSC diseases, fish diseases, organisation and economy of veterinary business, economy and organisation of agricultural production.

    Zooengineering Faculty

    Dean: Vladimir V. Medvedsky, PhD Agricultural Sci, Head of Zoohygiene Department
    Phone: +375 212 37 32 75; +375 212 37 06 77
    Basic academic disciplines: feed production, mechanization and electrification of animal husbandry, zoohygiene with the basics of agricultural objects projection, farm animal feeding, farm animal breeding, biotechnics of farm animal reproduction, cattle breeding and technology of dairy and beef production, hog breeding and technology of wool and mutton production, horse breeding, rabbit breeding and fur husbandry, fish breeding, bee breeding, dairy production business, economy of agriculture, agricultural production organisation, agricultural management.

    Part-time Studies (Correspondence) Faculty

    Dean: Vasily I. Smunev PhD Agricultural Sci, Associate Professor of the Department of Specialised Animal Husbandry
    Phone:+375 212 37 30 37

    The Preparatory, Associated and Social Sciences Faculty

    Dean:Stanislav I. Stasiukevich, Assiatant at the Parasitology Department
    Phone: +375 212 37 22 73; +375 212 37 31 86

    Specialists Refreshing Faculty

    Vice RectorMichail V. Dyatlov PhD Agricultural Sci, Associated Professor of Computer Studies Department
    Phone:+375 212 37 04 34

    About the University

    Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine was founded in November 1924 on the basis of the Higher Agriculture Technical School. Until April 1994 it was registered as Vitebsk State Veterinary Institute bearing the name in honour of the October Revolution. The Institute was awarded the Badge of Order.

    The Academy is the only Higher Education Institution training Veterinary Medicine Surgeons. More than12000 specialists have graduated from the Academy since its foundation.

    At different periods a number of outstanding scientists were lecturing and performing scientific investigations here. Among them are: S.W.Vychelessky (episotiology) and H.S. Goreglad ( veterinary sanitary expertise). Such professors as: P.S.Ivanova, A.N.Makarevsky, P.V. Kaimakov, F.F.Perekhov, V.Y. Velfferts, F. Y. Berenstein, V.F.Petrov, V.F.Lemash. Y.G.Gubarevich and many others. The first Rector of the Academy was professor E.F.Alanov (1924-1928) . For a long period the institute was headed by professor V.F.Lemesh, then by professor and academic of the International Academy of Higher Schools M.S.Zhakov (1968-1995).

    At present the Academy is headed by professor A.I.Yatussevich, D.Vet.Sci., Corresponding Member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts of Russian Federation.

    There are 5 faculties at the Academy:

    Veterinary Medicine
    Part-time ( Correspondence)
    Specialists Refreshing Faculty
    Preparatory ,the Associated and Social Professions Faculty

    Post Graduate Courses on Veterinary, Agriculture and Biological specialties are available at the Academy.

    D.Vet.Med.Sci. Theses Defense Council is functioning for the "Diagnostics and Animal Therapy" specialization, " Pathology, Oncology and Morphology of Animals", Obstetrics and Artificial Insemination" as well as the Council for PhD. Theses Defense on "Animal and Man Physiology", "Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology".

    The lecturing staff of 28 departments include 24 full Professors, 2 Academics, 2 Corresponding Members of the Agrarian Sciences Academy of Belarus, a Corresponding Member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Russian Federation, 124 PhDs of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences and among them 92 associate professors.

    Fundamentally applied investigations deal with conformity to natural laws of the immune status formation in organisms, with the discovering of mechanisms of immunopathology developing in animals, with the development of new preparations for diagnostic treatment and prophylactic purposes, with the creation of a system of measurement to ensure the stable well being of animal husbandry in Belarus, freedom from technogenous factors and communicable diseases as well as the improvement of breeding and productive qualities of animals.

    The library of the Academy is computerized and well equipped with programmes, connected to BelAl, Academia, AGROS, AGRIS. The database also contains the works of the researchers of the Academy, journals and magazines as well as the electronic catalogue. Departments of the Academy are equipped with teaching and learner’s testing computers programmes.

    Scientific research programmes deal with etiology, photogenesis, development of methods for prognosing, diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis of communicable and non-communicable animal diseases. They also deal with the improvement of breeding and productive qualities of cattle, hogs and poultry, as well as scientifically grounded use of feeding supplements.

    Local Facilities and Features

    Students are provided with a lot of opportunities for recreational and arts activities: brass band, dancing groups, instrumental vocal groups, discos, parties, theatre perfomances, concerts, folklore performances, festivals, etc.

    Students are offered a wide variety of sports activities: athletics, boxing, classical wrestling, weight lifting, martial arts, basketball, volleyball, table-tennis, football, skiing, equestrian sports.


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