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Veterinary Medicine

Educational Goals / Characteristics

College of Veterinary Medicine aims to cultivate and produce experts in veterinary medicine equipped with outstanding abilities by training theories and practices in veterinary field related to the health and diseases of animals to prevent and treat animal diseases, and also cultivate and produce outstanding professionals who can contribute to the nation and human society by fostering research ability related to pharmaceuticals, public health, and life science.
To improve job competitiveness and expand career selection of graduates through consumer-based education, College of Veterinary Medicine developed intensive major programs that reflected opinions of experts from various fields, graduates of relevant fields, and current students. We also plan to develop programs and renovate curricula for advancement of veterinarians to international organizations and obtain veterinarian license from the U.S. in preparation for the globalization era.

Major Details and Fields

Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Bio Chemistry, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Histology, Veterinary Embryology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Toxicology, Veterinary Clinical Diagnostics, Avian Diseases, Laboratory Animal Medical Science, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Obstetrics, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medicine Radiology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Wild Animal Diseases

Career after Graduation / Outlook

  • Treatment of diseases and productivity increase of commercial animals and pets
  • Treatment of diseases and preservation of wild animals and aquatic animals
  • Various animal studies and disease model researches with laboratory animals
  • Works and studies to secure safety of various foods including livestocks
  • Prevention and researches of zoonesis and exotic malignant contagious diseases
  • Bioengineering researches related to development of medicine and new materials, embryo transfer, etc.
  • Works and studies for coexistence of people and animals such as environmental protection and stockbreeding pollution measures
  • Studies and education on veterinary medicine and basic medicine

Affiliated Organizations(About Research Institutions or Related Businesses)

  • Animal Hospital: The animal hospital affiliated under KNU was established in 1989 and is supporting veterinary clinical training for students, and veterinary clinical studies for professors and graduate students. As the secondary hospital, it provides services to residents of the local community and relevant industries through treating diseases of pets and industrial animals. The hospital was newly renovated in 2004 as one underground floor and three floors above ground in an area of 2,707㎡, which is the largest among university veterinary clinics in Korea, and includes the state-of-the-art doctor's office, operation room, clinical pathology laboratory, radiography room, ward, and pharmacy.
  • Wild Animal Rescue Center: The objective of this center is to contribute to making an environment, in which people and animals can coexist efficiently through securement and restoration of genetic resources of wild animals (natural monument and endangered species) based on Industry-Academy-Government cooperation by studying diseases of wild animals, rescuing and treating injured wild animals, and protecting natural ecosystem.
  • General Animal Medical Research Institute: It was established on April 26, 2005 based on the KNU Rule No. 865 with an objective to promote academic development of basic, applied, and clinical veterinary medicine related to animal diseases and food hygiene, and to contribute to welfare of humans and animals through Industry-Academy cooperation. To achieve such objectives, it is promoting projects including researches on rescue and preservation of wild animals; researches on disease judgment of animals; researches on production of safe livestock products; basic, applied, and clinical medicine researches related to animal medicine; publication of research dissertation collections; exchange of academic information; opening of academic symposiums and seminars; and domestic and international academic exchanges.