Achieving higher education through an undergraduate course is the goal of most students in Brazil, with several areas of expertise. The most common are Medicine, Law and Engineering, but many people do not identify with these courses and seek different options.
One of them, often sought by people who have special appreciation and affection for animals, both domestic such as dogs and cats, and the more wild ones like horse and ox, for example, is the option of the internship. . Veterinary Medicine.
Many think it is the perfect course for those who want to be close to cute pets and be able to spend five years giving affection and care to puppies, rabbits, kittens and puppies, but the course is much more than that and the reality is much less glamorous than looks.
Veterinary Medicine students have contact with animals little liked by the general public, such as pigs, birds and children, having contact with their feces and body substances that are often not pleasant and that many people would not have the courage to deal with.
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Even so, it is still a course of immense importance for the health and welfare of animals, which seeks to deepen the studies so that they can have as much support in terms of care and health as the human being has developed to have for themselves.
Veterinary Medicine Faculties throughout Brazil
In the past, the course was not present in the grid of so many higher education institutions, given that not all universities were created with sufficient structure to support the study of animals within their own campuses.
Today, on the other hand, there are several universities that already have a Veterinary Medicine course, acting in different ways to be able to provide students with experiences closer to animal reality and the experience of a veterinarian in practice.
Thus, some classes are taught within the institution, in a theoretical way, but others are taught in larger spaces that allow the exercise of the profession, often on their own farms or that have an agreement for teachers and students to study and apply their studies.
What are the most reputable colleges of Veterinary Medicine?
After this greater popularization of the course and better distribution by universities in Brazil, it is normal for some courses to stand out more than others, and this is noted through official rankings that are made periodically to verify the level of excellence in Brazilian higher education.
In relation to the Veterinary Medicine course, Brazil has several university teaching bodies with great structure and national recognition. Below, we will mention some of them.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo (FMVZ-USP)
A very traditional school, which has been in existence since 1919, also offers community outreach services that serve around 60,000 animals a year.
In addition, research work is highly valued at USP’s FMVZ, with approximately 70,000 laboratory tests performed annually to contribute to veterinary diagnosis.
Veterinary School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Founded in 1932 and located in Belo Horizonte, the UFMG Veterinary School has great recognition in its Veterinary Medicine and Aquaculture courses, both offered at undergraduate level, in addition to the specialties offered at the master’s level.
The school has four distinct departments and covers an area of 7 hectares, with sufficient structure for an in-depth and diversified study of the animal world.
Department of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA)
This is yet another faculty that has stood out at the national level, having obtained top marks in the evaluation of ENADE.
In addition to having several scientific departments, it is composed of nine distinct functional sectors, ranging from surgery and clinic to laboratory and theoretical studies.
Paulista State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP)
The UNESP Veterinary course is also considered very strong, being offered on three different campuses (Araçatuba, Botucatu and Jaboticabal).
The studies provided range from environmental sustainability applied to animal life to the use of experimental farms and different research laboratories.