Veterinary Science

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science program produces national veterinary bioscientists who have expertise in the following areas: animal and food biosecurity, public health, livestock production and health, and veterinary laboratory support services, as prioritized by Federal and Local UAE Authorities.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science program aims to produce Emirati national graduates to work as veterinary bioscientists to fulfill the need identified by the UAE government. The 4-years program provides graduates with expertise in the following areas: animal and food biosecurity, public health, livestock production and health, and veterinary laboratory support services, prioritized by federal and local UAE Authorities. 

Program Goals

  1. Equip the students with skills, competencies, and experience needed for a qualified veterinary technician who meets national and international veterinary standards.
  2. Graduate VET students with expertise in veterinary domains in accordance with federal and local UAE Authorities.  
  3. Engage students and faculty in innovative, applied research projects to solve industry problems and promote animal and public health care, including disease investigation and prevention.  
  4. Promote student-faculty interaction and participation in veterinary education activities for individuals and communities.    
  5. Graduate competent veterinary students with robust entrepreneurial skills to initiate and integrate new ideas relevant to modern veterinary practice.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge of ethics, policies, and regulations applicable to veterinary diagnostic laboratories and clinics, meat inspection, food safety and public health, livestock health and production, and animal quarantine.
  2. Utilize evidence-based practice research and industry guidelines to improve animal wealth, production, and food biosecurity and safety.
  3. Demonstrate technical skills to be applied in the development of an enterprise or to be part of an enterprise related to the animal and food biosecurity, public health, livestock health and production, and veterinary laboratory services. (Technical leader).
  4. Demonstrate competency in using equipment, applying technologies and information systems that support and enhance animal and food biosecurity, public health, livestock health and production, and veterinary laboratory services
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team in an evolving, competitive diverse range of animal-related, food safety and laboratory-based settings.
  6. Demonstrate life-long learning competency aimed to understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  7. Demonstrate entrepreneurial attributes to initiate and integrate new ideas relevant to veterinary practice in animal and food biosecurity, public health, livestock health and production, and veterinary laboratory services. (Graduating companies).

Completion Requirements

 Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 130 credits as follows:

Veterinary Science Core Courses78
General Studies33
Health Sciences Core Course3
Practicum Courses16
Total Credit Hours130
Veterinary Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 78
VET 1103Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I3
VET 1203Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II3
VET 1223Animal Science and Husbandry3
VET 1313Physics for VET Sciences3
VET 1403Veterinary Terminology3
VET 1413Inorganic Chemistry3
VET 2003Veterinary Pathology3
VET 2123Animal Nutrition and Feeding3
VET 2133Systemic Pathology3
VET 2213Organic Chemistry3
VET 2323Biochemistry3
VET 2423Veterinary Microbiology3
VET 3003Veterinary Parasitology3
VET 3033Principles of Genetics and Animal Reproduction3
VET 3103Meat Inspection and Food Safety3
VET 3113Animal and Disease Prevention I3
VET 3143Veterinary Professional Practice3
VET 3423Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratory Tests3
VET 4003Pharmacology and Toxicology for Veterinary Science3
VET 4033Animal Disease and Prevention II3
VET 4113Infectious Diseases and Animal Quarantine3
VET 4123Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health3
VET 4133Wildlife and Aquaculture3
VET 4223Veterinary Legislations and Animal Welfare3
VET 4906Veterinary Capstone Project6
Health Science Core Course
Required Credit : 3
HSC 4003Research Methods for Health Sciences3
Veterinary Science Practicum Courses
Required Credits: 16
VET 1904Veterinary Preceptorship I4
VET 2904Veterinary Preceptorship II4
VET 3904Veterinary Preceptorship III4
VET 4904Veterinary Preceptorship IV4
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
Description Data
Total Required Credits 130
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHVET
Major Code VETB

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
VET 1103 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I 3
VET 1123 General Chemistry 3
VET 1403 Veterinary Terminology 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
VET 1203 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II 3
VET 1223 Animal Science and Husbandry 3
VET 1313 Physics for VET Sciences 3
VET 1413 Inorganic Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours15
VET 1904 Veterinary Preceptorship I 4
 Credit Hours4
Year 2
Semester 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
VET 2003 Veterinary Pathology 3
VET 2123 Animal Nutrition and Feeding 3
VET 2213 Organic Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
VET 2133 Systemic Pathology 3
VET 2323 Biochemistry 3
VET 2423 Veterinary Microbiology 3
 Credit Hours15
VET 2904 Veterinary Preceptorship II 4
 Credit Hours4
Year 3
Semester 5
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
VET 3003 Veterinary Parasitology 3
VET 3033 Principles of Genetics and Animal Reproduction 3
VET 3423 Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratory Tests 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
VET 3103 Meat Inspection and Food Safety 3
VET 3113 Animal and Disease Prevention I 3
VET 3143 Veterinary Professional Practice 3
 Credit Hours12
VET 3904 Veterinary Preceptorship III 4
 Credit Hours4
Year 4
Semester 7
HSC 4003 Research Methods for Health Sciences 3
VET 4003 Pharmacology and Toxicology for Veterinary Science 3
VET 4033 Animal Disease and Prevention II 3
VET 4113 Infectious Diseases and Animal Quarantine 3
VET 4904 Veterinary Preceptorship IV 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester 8
VET 4123 Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health 3
VET 4133 Wildlife and Aquaculture 3
VET 4223 Veterinary Legislations and Animal Welfare 3
VET 4906 Veterinary Capstone Project 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours130

Additional courses may be offered in each Summer Semester at the discretion of the Academic Faculty.

Adem Rama, PhD(Public Health), University of Padova, Italy.

Dina Mohammed, Bachelor(Medical analysis), University of Jordan, Jordan.

Hazem Al-Bwaneh, Master (Veterinary Surgery), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Ibrahim Abdulazeez Okene, PhD (Pathology),  Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Mahmoud Hussein, Bachelor(Veterinary medicine), Zagazig University, Egypt.

Mahmoud Mohamadin, Master(Veterinary Medicine), Kafr-Elshekh University, Egypt.

Mohamed Abdelmegeid, PhD (Internal Medicine), Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt.

Mohamed Eltholoth, PhD(Virology), University of Mansoura, Egypt.

Mohamed Mostafa, PhD(Theriogenology), Illinois university-Benha University, Egypt.

Rabiha Seboussi, PhD(Animal nutrition), SUPAGRO. Montpellier, France

Rashid Manzoor, PhD(Virology), Hokkaido University, Japan.

Yasser Mahmmod, PhD(Medical Science), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.