Basics in Veterinary Medicine

Become a veterinarian

Would you like to become a veterinarian? Are you interested in advancing animal health and animal welfare in relation to public health and the environment? And are you currently a student of the Bachelor’s programme in Animal Sciences at Wageningen University & Research? If so, then consider taking the Basics in Veterinary Medicine minor. This minor prepares you for a good start in the Master’s in Veterinary Medicine. 

Basics in veterinary medicine minor

The Basics in Veterinary Medicine minor introduces you to the most relevant diseases in all relevant animal species: companion animals, horses and farm animals (ruminants, pigs and poultry). You learn what causes diseases, how certain disease symptoms arise, which diagnostic options are available and how to clinically examine and treat sick animals. You also learn how to ensure that a group of animals stays healthy, and how to prevent people from getting sick from eating animal products.

International recognition




The Master’s in Veterinary Medicine trains you to become a general veterinarian. The Veterinary Medicine programme is accredited in Europe (EAEVE) and in the United States and Canada (AVMA/CVMA). This means you can work as a veterinarian in the Netherlands and other European countries, as well as in the United States and Canada.