Description and objectives of the course

The doctoral program in Veterinary Sciences aims to train researchers in the disciplines of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, with a multidisciplinary vision also open to graduates with adequate training in related disciplines such as chemical and biological ones. The purposes of the doctoral program are to develop research aimed to update and improve clinical veterinary practice, diagnostic and intervention protocols for animal diseases and techniques for animal production and nutritional health of the different farmed and wild species; to optimize the reproductive performance of animals of zootechnical and companion interest and studying the effects of farming systems on animal welfare. The research topics include basic scientific sectors of veterinary sciences such as anatomy and physiology and biotechnology of animal reproduction, animal production (zootechnical sciences, nutrition, animal welfare), pathology (parasitological areas and pathological anatomy), veterinary clinic, obstetrics, surgery, pharmacology and veterinary toxicology. Safety, quality and enhancement of food of animal origin are also part of the training objectives. Doctors will be trained to integrate into existing work plans at public / private entities, they will be prepared to independently develop new research projects within the disciplines pertaining to the doctorate. The PhD student will also have to develop / demonstrate a good attitude to teamwork and multidisciplinarity. It is mandatory that you spend a period of study / research abroad to improve your language skills and acquire research techniques to enrich your training path.

Occupational and professional opportunities envisaged

The PhD will be able to carry out research activities in public and private structures with a high technological content in the field of veterinary sciences and animal production both nationally and internationally also thanks to the PhD plus path to which the PhD course in Veterinary Sciences joined. Regarding the research that some specialized sectors carry out, the clinical sectors for example, PhD students will acquire research skills in the spontaneous pathology of domestic / wild animals, using the resources of the Department of Veterinary Sciences / Veterinary Educational Hospital (clinics, clinical pathology laboratory , intensive care ward, pharmacology and toxicology laboratory, etc.) These acquisitions can be used both in the fields of veterinary or biological clinical research and also in private structures.

For other information, please consult the University website:

Doctoral Rule:

The internal organization of the PhD course provides for each year certain obligations and deadlines, summarized in the following vademecum (link 1) .