Saint Petersburg State University of Veterinary Medicine

Saint Petersburg
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students and PhD students
dissertation councils
continuing professional education programs

Saint Petersburg State University of Veterinary Medicine is the birthplace of higher veterinary education in Russia. The university is turning 215 years old in September 2023.

Today Saint Petersburg State University of Veterinary Medicine is in Top 3 among the specialized Russian universities for veterinary medicine.


Under the guidance of scientists, the university successfully develops 14 scientific schools, seven of which are listed on the register of leading scientific schools in Russia.

Many years of research and academic work have allowed the university to create eight museums exhibiting excellent visual aids for extending and consolidating students’ theoretical knowledge.

The museums present the anatomical material, from the biggest to the smallest fauna species. One of the eight museums, the Anatomic Pathology Museum, is one of the leading museums in the world and is under protection of UNESCO.

The structural subdivisions of the university include the fundamental library with the collections comprising 234,000 items.

Students acquire their practical professional skills at university clinics such as surgery, therapeutics, obstetrics, gynecology clinics.


The university research is coordinated by the scientific department which comprises the research diagnostic and treatment innovation center.

The center comprises the small domestic animals clinic. It conducts research, tests modern methods, develops cutting-edge areas in veterinary medicine.

The center also comprises the laboratories, including the laboratory for studying brucellosis, tuberculosis and campylobacteriosis, the laboratory for studying protozoiases, and the clinical biochemistry laboratory.

Why choose SPSUVM

  • The centuries-old professional knowledge base
  • High-quality training of specialists
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • The opportunity to study in one of the most beautiful cities in Russia


Student life is not only about studies. The university has the active Student Council and the trade union committee that organize, in cooperation with the university administration, extracurricular activities for students, including tours, visits to theaters to see well-known
performances and visits to the most interesting museums in Saint Petersburg, and other activities.

The university students take an active part in sports, choreography, theater and music competitions.

All students from other cities are accommodated in the dormitory.

The university enrolls students not only from different regions of Russia, but also from the CIS countries and other foreign countries such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Greece, Georgia, Israel, India, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, Estonia.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Science
Address and contacts
196084, Россия, Северо-Западный ФО, г. Санкт-Петербург, улица Черниговская, 5
Saint Petersburg State University of Veterinary Medicine in the HED magazine
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