Veterinary medical universities in Bulgaria or Bulgarian are one of the best veterinary medical universities in Europe. The most important are those Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Forestry – Sofia and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Trakia University – Plovdiv, offering Master and PhD program of veterinary medicine not only in Bulgarian but also in English.
Masters Degree course of Veterinary Medicine in English in Bulgaria is for 5, 5 years and 3 years Doctorate (PhD degree). The tuition fee for veterinary medicine course in English is 5000 Euro/ year. The deadline for application is batwing April and July, but it can be postpone till September. A State exam is required for obtaining the M.Sc. degree of veterinary medicine. The graduates receive the qualification Veterinary surgeon which is recognised all over the world.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Trakia University – Plovdiv:
The first Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria was found as a part of The Sofia University (1923-1948). During (1948-1953), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine become part of the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Academy (1948-1953). Late on, it becomes Independent Higher Institute of Veterinary Medicine “Prof. Georgi Pavlov” (1953-1972) and the Research and Education Livestock Production Association (1972-1974). It is only during the period 1974-1995 that was recognised as the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as a part of the Higher Institute of Zootechnics and Veterinary Medicine – Stara Zagora.
The the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is known as a part of the Trakia University only since 1995.
The gained international appreciation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as a renowned higher education establishment, motivated many countries to send their citizens for obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine in Bulgaria after the academic year 1947-1948. About 400 foreign citizens from 46 countries graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and another 60 had finished their PhD studies here.
With the launch of English program of veterinary medical studies and the organisation pre-medical course in English (preparatory course in English) combined with low tuition fee, cheap living cost, safe and friendly living environment, the veterinary faculty of medicine in Plovdiv has become one of the most attractive university in Europe and beyond for international students.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Forestry – Sofia:
The foundations of Veterinary medicine education in Bulgaria were laid down in 1923 when a Faculty of Veterinary medicine was established in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Forestry was established in 1994 and accredited in 2008 for a period of six years, as a regulated profession. English veterinary program was launched in 2011-2012 academic year.
Law on Veterinary Medicine and the qualifications of graduates at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Forestry – Sofia 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, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Greece, Israel, Macedonia and other countries, and the assessment of employers for their skills is markedly positive.
With the introduction of English program of veterinary medicine in Trakia University – Plovdiv and University of Forestry – Sofia, the entrance of Bulgaria in European Union and all advantages of studying in Bulgaria, the country has become the main destination of international students with dream of becoming veterinary physicians