Bachelor's programs
Escola Superior de Saúde (ESSEM)

Veterinary Nursing

Duration (Years)
Investment (euros)
*monthly (12 months)
This Degree in Veterinary Nursing (DVN) values the practical and sustained application of the acquired knowledge, forming Veterinary Nurses (VN) competent and able to contribute significantly to the Health and Animal Welfare, not only of Pets, but al...

Why you should apply

Tutorial Guidance
Modern facilities
Clínica Veterinária Universitária Egas Moniz
Career prospects
Taught in English or in Portuguese


Get on board for this journey

  • Animal Organism I
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Cytology and Histology
  • Exognosis
  • Fundamentals of Veterinary Nursing
  • Animal Organism II
  • AnimalNutrition and Feeding
  • Animal Behaviour Ethics and welfare
  • Animal Hygiene and Grooming.
  • Genetics and Animal Production
  • Scientific Thought in Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Clinical Nursing I: clinical rotation

How to start

What you need to apply

For students coming from a non-Portuguese High School (EU):

  • Have completed, or have completed in the current academic year, a course of high school education;
  • Have taken in the two previous years or be taking in the year in which you apply for, the entrance exams — national examinations of secondary education (homologous to the portuguese national exams) — fixed for the course to which you intend to apply. These candidates will have to request the equivalence of their foreign secondary education at a public portuguese high school or at DGE Portugal - General-Directorate of Education. Afterwards, while applying to Egas Moniz, candidates have to request the replacement of the portuguese entrance examination through article 20-A.

For non-EU students:

  • Non-holders of any EU citizenship (in accordance with Article 2 of the Regulation);
  • Be the holder of a high school qualification or equivalent (through Equivalence of Foreign Qualifications at DGE);
  • Have taken national final exams of foreign secondary education that are considered homologous to the entrance exams set for the chosen program. - In the absence of said exams, the candidate will have to take an aptitude test at the institution.

Application Regime

For EU students: (IUEM / ESSEM) | Institutional Contest

Application Deadlines

For EU students: July 19th

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