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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Philippines

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a six-year academic program in the Philippines that will train you in diagnosing and treating animal diseases to ensure not only the well-being of the animal, but the prevention of the spreading of such diseases as well.

Like other courses in the field of medicine, its curriculum is divided into a 2-year preparatory program composed of general education courses and a 4-year professional veterinary medicine proper composed of basic animal science and veterinary medicine courses.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Principles of Animal and Economics Production
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Principles of Breeding and Genetics
  • Poultry Production and Flock Health Management
  • Swine Production and Health Management
  • Ruminant Production and Health Management
  • Equine Production and Health Management
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Histology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Immunology
  • Bacteriology and Mycology
  • Virology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Zoonoses
  • Food Hygiene
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • General Physiology
  • Systemic Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Entomology and Protozoology
  • Helminthology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • General Principles of Veterinary Medicine
  • Canine and Feline Medicine
  • Ruminant Medicine
  • Equine Medicine
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Swine Medicine
  • Theriogenology
  • Jurisprudence, Ethics and Economics and Business Methods
  • Aquatic, Wildlife and Exotic Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Principles of Surgery
  • Principles of [Elementary] Radiology
  • Endoscopy/ Ultrasonography
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Large Animal Surgery
  • Veterinary Clinics (Diagnostics and Extension)
  • Clinical Orientation


Qualified graduates of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine can find employment as any of the following:

  • Disease Control Expert
  • Epidemiologist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Food Technologist
  • Food Inspector
  • Veterinarian
  • College Instructor
  • Researcher


Passing the Veterinary Medicine Licensure Examination is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the field of veterinary medicine. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission for more information.

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