Welcome to the United Arab Emirates University’s Department of Veterinary Medicine. We are home to UAE's only veterinary medicine professional program. The Department celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of Emirati veterinarians in June 2019 and the second cohort completed the program in June 2020. In March 2021, the Department moved to a new campus at Falaj Hazza with 8 state-of-the-art laboratories as well as new faculty and staff offices and associated facilities.
The UAEU Department of Veterinary Medicine provides world-class, hands-on education and training to the future veterinarians. The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine program is five years long, after which, graduates will be qualified veterinarians. The student will receive veterinary basic sciences education and intensive clinical training arranged by animal species and specialized discipline.
The faculty members in the department are dedicated teachers and innovative researchers, all holding veterinary and/or PhD degrees and having research experience, who participate in all phases of the veterinary medicine professional curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The Department is acknowledged nationally for the uniqueness of the veterinary program and its research aimed at addressing priority needs of the UAE under the themes of One Health, Food Security and Sustaining Biodiversity.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine program is provisionally accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Department of Veterinary Medicine has been a Provisional Member of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) since 2018, anticipating full membership in the future. The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine program is also a candidate member of International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA).
Professor Arve Lee Willingham
Chair, Department of Veterinary Medicine
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