The Faculty has a strong profile in animal health care and wellbeing as well as food safety. The goal is to carry out and develop international state-of-the-art education and research in veterinary medicine, taking professional and social changes into account.

The Faculty has been evaluated and approved by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).

The Faculty has four departments:

  • Food Hygiene and Environmental Health
  • Equine and Small Animal Medicine
  • Production Animal Medicine
  • Veterinary Biosciences. 

An essential part of the activities of the Faculty is the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides the finest in veterinary medical care – it is Finland’s only veterinary hospital to be open 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Every year, more than 20,000 animal patients are treated at the Hospital.

In addition, the Faculty’s units include the Research Centre for Animal Welfare.

In 2016 
Faculty had:

  • 453 undergraduate students
  • 111 students pursuing a postgraduate research degree
  • 155 students pursuing a postgraduate professional (specialist) degree

Faculty awarded:

  • 82 Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine degrees
  • 18 doctoral degrees 
  • 18 specialist degrees in veterinary medicine.