Welcome to Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Extremadura. Spain.
Name: Faculty of Veterinary Science in Cáceres.
University: University of Extremadura.
Dean: Ms. Margarita Martínez Trancón, PhD. Professor of Animal Production & Food Sciences
Address: Avenida de la Universidad, s/n. 10003-Cáceres, Spain.
Telephone number: +34 927 257106.
Fax number: +34 927257110.
Contacts: E-mail addresses: Secretary of the Dean’s Executive Team: email@example.com
International Relations Academic Coordinator V.F. : Prof. Antonio González Mateos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from the Dean
I am pleased to welcome you to our Faculty, approved by the EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education), which means that the skills provided in our center meet the quality criteria set by the association and the Education Committee of the EU. This European certification of quality is a sign of prestige and excellence for our Faculty and University, and their graduates.
The following lines will give you a short overview about the University of Extremadura and the studies in our Faculty. We appreciate your interest; our students enriching our academic community with their experiences and interests.
Good luck on your studies!
PhD. Margarita Martínez Trancón
ABOUT THE FACULTY AND THE UEX
Since 1983, the Faculty of Veterinary Science has been part of the , founded in 1973. It is a Higher Education Institution, with approximately 25000 registered students, more than 600 international students, with 1904 teachers and 860 non-teaching staff; and is built up of seventeen faculties, six university and engineering schools and three joined centres distributed among its four campuses (Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida and Plasencia). The academic offer ot the UEX is extended to more tan 55 degrees (EHEA), 7 double degrees, 32 masters, 10 international masters and degrees, doctorate studies, 220 research groups, masters and Spanish Languaje and culture courses. It counts with the recentyl open Institute of Modern Languajes.
The Faculty of Veterinary Science is located in the University Branch Campus of Cáceres (the Capital of one of the two provinces that make up the Autonomous Community of Extremadura).
At approximately 5 km from the centre of the downtown, nearby there are located other Faculties and Schools of the University, that offers safety, a healthy working environment and a balance between work and leisure time.
The Faculty is organized into three main academic departments. It boasts first-rate services and infrastructures for instructional support.
Each department and section (Animal Medicine, Animal Health and Animal Production & Food Sciences) has its own scientific structures. Other available structures for teaching and learning include a Central University Library, in the Campus branch, a teaching Veterinary Clinical Hospital and a Teaching Farm.
The faculty has six large classrooms with advanced media support, 2 computer rooms and 3 small additional classes with 5-9 computers each, and one small library and study room. Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus.
LIVING IN CÁCERES.
How to arrive:
If you travel to Extremadura by plane, you will land at Badajoz airport (Cáceres to 90km), the only airport in the region. The airport is in the municipality of Talavera la Real, There are regular flights from Badajoz airport to Madrid and Barcelona, and to other cities at certain times of the year. The airport has a shopping area, car rental facilities, free 24-hour parking and a taxi rank.
If you prefer to travel by train, the Spanish Railway Medium Distance network offers railway services in Extremadura, linking this autonomous community with Andalusia, Castilla - La Mancha and Madrid. Spanish Renfe trains run from Merida to Seville; from Badajoz, Caceres and Madrid; another railway line runs through Badajoz, Merida, Ciudad Real, Madrid, and another connects Zafra with Huelva.
By road you have more options. Extremadura has a highly efficient road network almost 9,000 km long. Extremadura is crossed by two major routes: the A-5 motorway and the A-66 motorway. The A-5 (the former NV) crosses the region from east to west and connects Madrid and Lisbon, passing through Navalmoral de la Mata, Trujillo, Miajadas, Mérida and Badajoz. The A-66 runs from north to south. It starts off in Gijon and ends in Seville, passing through the provinces of Caceres and Badajoz. The Extremadura part of the A-66 passes through Plasencia, Caceres, Merida, Almendralejo, Villafranca de los Barros and close to Zafra. A large part of the A-66 was built along the former N-630, some of whose sections remain in use.
EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) member since June 2012.
NOTICE: All the classes are held in Spanish.
The Veterinary Faculty offers the following University degree programmes:
ECTS Academic program
The main objective of this degree is to train professionals who have the conceptual tools and techniques necessary to understand the relationship between molecular mechanisms and biological functions, being able to apply this knowledge in many fields such as industry (pharmaceutical, veterinary , food, or chemical), diagnosis and clinical analysis or sectors related to the environment.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has UEx human resources, materials and services necessary (classrooms, laboratories, libraries, numerous agreements with companies for internships, etc.) to ensure quality in the delivery of all training activities planned Degree in Biochemistry.
The Master in Science and Technology of Meat consists of 60 credits (one academic year) which are distributed in 10 subjects of 6 credits each. The materials are consistent with the objectives of the Master, focusing on safety and quality of meat and meat products. In the Master aspects related to obtaining and processing of meat, its composition and nutritional value, sensory evaluation, physical-chemical and microbiological analysis, legislation of meat and meat products, the assessment and management of risks and include quality assurance. It is also compulsory both conducting Placement in meat companies such as conducting a research Master's Thesis.
The Quality Committee for the degrees and MSc of the Veterinary Faculty are in charge of the coordination of the programmes for different subjects. These committees also assess teaching quality and supervise, modify and analyse all aspects related to the teaching activity in the Faculty. The Committee meet at least once every trimester/term.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Cáceres aims to take care of its students, staff and the environment for the development of the city, the region and the country.
Thank you for you visit!