Basic skills

  • Develop critical thinking and reasoning and communicate ideas effectively, both in the mother tongue and in other languages.
  • Develop independent learning strategies.
  • Respect the diversity and plurality of ideas, people and situations.
  • Generate innovative and competitive proposals for research and professional activities.

Specific skills

  • Demonstrate generic knowledge of animals, their behaviour and the bases of their identification.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of healthy animals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aspects of organisation, finance and management in all fields of the veterinary profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical and molecular bases of the main processes in the animal organism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and duties of the veterinarian, with a special focus on ethical principles
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and differentiation of the main biological agents of veterinary interest.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of structural and functional disorders of the animal organism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of statistical concepts and methods applicable to veterinary science.
  • Apply the basics governing the transmission and maintenance of diseases in animal populations.
  • Diagnose different individual and collective animal diseases, and know about prevention measures, with emphasis on zoonoses and notifiable disease.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the general bases of medical and surgical treatments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of structural and functional disorders of the animal organism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the botanic and physiological characteristics and chemical composition of plant species of veterinary interest.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and duties of the veterinarian, with a special focus on ethical principles
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aspects of organisation, finance and management in all fields of the veterinary profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of standards and laws in the veterinary field and regulations on animals and their trade.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and duties of the veterinarian, with a special focus on ethical principles
  • Make clinical records and accurate and complete clinical exploration of animals.
  • Treat and handle animals in a safe and humanitarian manner, and instruct other people to properly employ these techniques.
  • Properly evaluate the nutritional status of animals and know how to advise others on breeding and feeding principles.
  • Collect, preserve and issue all types of samples with the corresponding report.
  • Perform basic analytical techniques and interpret the clinical, biological and chemical results, and interpret the results of tests generated by other laboratories.
  • Diagnose the most common diseases using different general and instrumental techniques.
  • Have basic knowledge of the profession, and in particular of the organisation and functions of professional practice.
  • Perform the most common medical and surgical treatments of animals.
  • Properly apply the principles of sterilisation of surgical equipment and the principles of surgical asepsis.
  • Safely perform sedations and regional and general anaesthesia, and evaluate and control the pain.
  • Prescribe and dispense medicines correctly and responsibly in accordance with legislation, and ensure that the medicines and waste are stored and eliminated properly.
  • Attend to emergencies and perform first aid in veterinary science.
  • Apply the basic cures that guarantee the correct function of the reproduction cycle and the resolution of obstetric problems.
  • Recognise when euthanasia is necessary and perform it humanely by employing the appropriate method.
  • Perform a necropsy, including a record of the injuries found, sample taking and storage and posterior transport.
  • Identify, control and eradicate animal diseases, with special emphasis on zoonoses and notifiable disease
  • Assess and undertake epidemiological studies and therapeutic and preventive programs in accordance with the standards of animal welfare, animal health and public health.
  • Value and interpret the production and health parameters of one animal group, considering the economic and welfare aspects.
  • Handle the correct protocols and technologies used to modify and optimise different animal production systems.
  • Perform ante mortem and post mortem inspection of livestock and properly identify the problems that affect the quality and safety of products of animal origin destined for human consumption.
  • Perform sanitary control of different types of catering and food companies and establishments, and implant and supervise quality management systems.
  • Perform risk analyses, including those of environmental and biosafety, and evaluate and manage them.
  • Apply food technology to the preparation of food for human consumption.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and evolution of veterinary science through its professional activities.
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of any specific aspect of any one of the fields of veterinary science. Integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes gained from the degree course in the professional setting of any of the many veterinary fields

Transversal skills

  • Analyse, synthesise and resolve problems and make decisions.
  • Work effectively in single or multidisciplinary teams and show respect, appreciation and sensitivity for the work of others.
  • Recognise ethical obligations in the exercise of responsibilities in terms of the profession and society.
  • Comunicar la informació obtinguda durant l'exercici professional de manera fluïda, oralment i per escrit, amb altres col·legues, autoritats i la societat en general.
  • Draft and present satisfactory professional reports, always maintaining the required confidentiality.
  • Seek and manage information related with professional activity
  • Apply scientific method to professional practice, including medicine
  • Demonstrate knowledge of English to communicate both orally and in writing in academic and professional contexts.
  • Have basic knowledge of the profession, and in particular of the organisation and functions of professional practice.