About the VH Faculty

Last changed: 06 November 2023

At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences we work with most aspects of our animal's lives and health, including farm animals as well as sports animals and pets.

Our thematic breadth is extensive, from animal husbandry, animal health and welfare, food safety and quality well to public health. In all these areas, we do resaerch and educate at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Most of our deparments and units, as well as the faculty office, are located in Uppsala, although important work is also done in Skara, Flyinge, Strömsholm and Wången.

Short facts about the VH faculty

Students: 1129 (full-time equivalent students)
Employees: 439 (full-time equivalents)
Professors: 43,1 (full-time equivalents)
Doctoral students: 123 (people)
Turnover: SEK 733 million, external finansing degree 45%

(From the annual report of 2020.)


The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science offers education with focus on animals. The faculty offers programmes and courses on Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level. Many of them are among the most popular in Sweden.


Right now we are offering one programme taught in English:


More information about education at SLU.

Course packages



The Veterinary Medicine programme was evaluated in 2017 and 2018 by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).

The evaluation resulted in a Self Evaluation Report, a Visitation Report 2017 and a Re-visitation Report 2018.

Research education

Research schools

The VH Faculty runs one research school:

Docoral education at the VH Faculty

Welcome to visit the staff webb where you can find information about the organization and procedures of doctoral education at the VH-faculty.

Doctoral education at SLU

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is one of Sweden’s top research universities, with an extensive range of research degrees on offer.  As a doctoral candidate, you will be a part of a supportive research community and an exciting and challenging research culture.


The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science is considered one the most prominent in the world, regarding research within animal science and veterinary medicine.

On this page you can read more about our research.


Collaboration with industry, authorities and organisations is a natural part of SLU activities. The university contributes with knowledge and competence in various collaboration projects.

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) meets society's need for decision support, including support for Sweden's national environmental objectives and international environmental cooperation.

EMA works in twelve programmes. One of them, A Non-Toxic Environment, is organized within the VH Faculty.

Special resources at the VH Faculty

The research and education at our faculty is among the best in the world in our field. For these purposes, we have modern research and teaching facilities: