Title name: Degree in Veterinary Medicine
Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences
Center where it is taught: veterinary school Avda. Carballo Calero s / n. 27002 Lugo
Date of authorization for the implementation of the degree by the Xunta de Galicia: 9/16/2010
Date of publication in the BOE: 3/3/2011
Date of the last accreditation: 07/11/2017
Responsible for the title: Fernandez Rodriguez, Gonzalo
Degree coordinator: Vilariño del Rio, Natalia
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsTake the clinical history of the animals.
Collect and send specimens with their corresponding report.
Perform basic analytical techniques and interpret clinical, biological and chemical results.
Diagnose the most common diseases through the use of complementary diagnostic techniques and protocols.
Carry out epidemiological studies and develop programs for the prevention, control, and eradication of animal diseases, with special attention to diseases of the oblivious declaration and zoonoses.
Attend emergencies and perform first aid in Veterinary Medicine.
Carry out basic medical-surgical treatments on animals.
Prescribe, handle and correctly administer veterinary drugs.
Apply the basic procedures that guarantee the correct functioning of reproductive activity, technological processes and the resolution of obstetric problems.
Identify the raw materials for feeding and managing the diet appropriate to the species and state of the animal.
Assess and interpret the productive and health parameters of an animal group, considering the economic, environmental and welfare aspects, seeking its optimization.
Carry out ante and postmortem inspection of animals and food intended for human consumption.
Carry out the sanitary control of the different types of companies and catering and food establishments.
Carry out risk analysis, including environmental and biosafety risks, as well as the assessment, management and supervision of quality management systems.
Technical and economic advice and management of veterinary companies in a context of sustainability.
Apply the individual identification methods of the animals.
Carry out technical reports of veterinary skills.
Apply knowledge of radio protection in those diagnostic procedures that require the use of ionizing radiation.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
They are not contemplated
Temporal arrangement of studies:
It is not contemplated
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsThese three elements: animal medicine, their production and profitability, and safety through proper food inspection, are the competencies of the veterinary profession.
In the particular case of the Lugo Veterinary Faculty, the degree allows the student to start in the areas and fields of research related to:Biomedicine and animal health
Marine resources and aquaculture
Basic science research
Food Safety and Public HealthThe current professional veterinary regulations include Community Directive 36/2005 / EC and Law 44/2003 (BOE of 11/22/2003) on the Regulation of Health Professions, as well as the proposal 2002/0061 (COD) of the European Parliament, on the recognition of professional qualifications of the veterinarian and the Framework Document of the Federation of European Veterinarians (FVE / 00/011) on the professional structure.
In addition, the WHO recognizes the veterinarian as a health professional and the FAO as an agricultural professional, therefore, the specific professional competencies of a veterinarian in today's society are very numerous:Veterinary Medicine: Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases that affect domestic, experimental, exotic, wild and wild animals, as well as their health, believed and well-being. It also includes all those medical profiles that focus on individual health, such as identification, ethology, sanitary control, and prevention of zoonoses.
Production and animal health: Breeding and health of the production species, in relation to the different aspects of control, handling, management and advice both to the farmer and to the companies dedicated to the production of food and the exploitation of terrestrial, marine or fluvial of animal origin. This profile also includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in production animals, the epidemiological study of animal diseases and zoonoses, as well as the design of health policies, risk analysis and identification of livestock. In the same way, it includes the classification and commercialization of products of animal origin, the control of the movement of animals and the environmental impact of animal productions, and all those aspects related to obtaining livestock products for human consumption and the production of food intended for animal consumption, as well as all those economic implications that these processes may have had.
Hygiene, safety and food technology: The control of the food production chain, understood as a continuous process that ranges from primary production to its supply to the consumer, ensuring traceability. In the same way, it provides advice to companies or food establishments, the implementation of good food preparation and handling practices, the implementation of self-control programs and the training of personnel handling them. This profile also includes the control of the entry of animal, fruit and vegetable products or processed foods from third countries, in order to prevent food poisoning and zoonoses, as well as all those professional activities that guarantee the quality and health of the products. food.
Others: The activity of the veterinarian is also carried out in other professional sectors such as the handling and management of zoological centers, wildlife and game, natural spaces and animal facilities. You can also carry out your work in the realization, development and management of R & D & I in the public sector or in the chemical-pharmaceutical and agri-food industry, as well as in the environmental field, in the development of cooperation projects with others countries, in analysis laboratories, in teaching and health education, and in all those areas for which they may be qualified by their training.According to these competences, the veterinarian becomes a key element in the sanitary and agrarian framework of any society, being able to develop their work at different levels of the public sector, that is, in the European Union, in the Administration General of the State, in the Autonomous Communities, and in the Local Entities, or in the private sector, either autonomously or as part of a business structure.