The University of Veterinary Sciences Brno was founded in 1918. The University has different faculties - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology. The VETUNI Brno is the only university in the Czech Republic specializing in veterinary medicine, veterinary hygiene, and ecology, and just one of two teaching pharmaceutical science. It is found within the City of Brno in the city district of Brno - Královo Pole, in the university campus, where all educational and research facilities are located.
- A public university with more than 90 years of tradition.
- Interesting and promising study programs in the areas of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology taught in Czech and English.
- Concentrated in a university campus near the centre of the city.
- The best of traditions combined with modern teaching methods and excellent equipment.
Mission of VETUNI Brno
- Provide university education.
- Undertake scientific, research, and other creative activities.
- Undertake specialized activities in the areas of veterinary medicine, veterinary hygiene and ecology, food safety and quality.
- Operate as an open university establishing itself both in the national and in the European university space.
History of the university
The University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno was founded on December 12, 1918, by Act no. 76/1918 Coll. upon the creation of the Czechoslovak State Veterinary University in Brno. It was the first university to be formed after the creation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia. It was founded within the premises of what had once been cavalry barracks and a provincial training school. The university's founder and the first rector were Prof. MUDr. et MVDr. h.c. Eduard Babák. Classes began on November 17, 1919. From its inception, the university developed as a single-faculty university aimed at veterinary medicine (veterinary sciences). In 1975 two colleges were created: the College of General Veterinary Medicine (later renamed College of Veterinary Medicine) and the College of Veterinary Medicine - Food Hygiene (later renamed Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology). In 1990, two faculties were created - the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, focused on veterinary medicine, and the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, aimed at veterinary hygiene. In 1991. Since 1994, the university has been officially called the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.
The rector is the head of the University of Veterinary Sciences Brno. Subordinate to the rector is three vice-rectors - vice-rector for education, vice-rector for science, research, and foreign relations, and the vice-rector for job training and for development and construction of VETUNI Brno, including the university agricultural farm. The bursar handles the economic and administrative dealings of the university.
Self-governance at the university is provided by the University Academic Senate. The university body is the VETTUNI Brno Board of Supervisors. Issues concerning education and scientific activity are discussed in the University Scientific Council.