To refer to the profession of veterinarian in its classic form of a liberal practitioner is a very limited view of a multifaceted profession: it is rather a question of the veterinary professions.

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ndeed, simultaneously or as an extension of clinical practice, the veterinarian may be called upon to exercise his expertise in areas such as the production and health control of food of animal origin, fundamental or applied research, laboratory diagnosis, education, industry, etc.

It is also often called upon to assume societal responsibilities in the public sector in areas as diverse as animal welfare, wildlife protection, public health and safety.  On the latter aspect, the veterinary profession is evolving rapidly: indeed, although it has always been one of the guarantors of public health, it has now become the main actor in the concept of "One Health", which highlights the strong link between human health, animal health and the environment.  The Federation of European Veterinarians (FVE) underlines this evolution as the main challenge for the veterinary profession by 2020, with the prospect of new professions.

Much more than in the past, the veterinarian of tomorrow will therefore have to do more than just ensure the well-being and provide quality specialised care for domestic animals.  They must also master skills that will also enable them to practice in research, industry, politics or management.

To meet this challenge, the faculty's bachelor's and master's programs are constantly evolving to develop in our graduates the skills necessary to meet these new societal demands. The quality of our teaching is guaranteed by its approval by the European Association of Veterinary Education Establishments (AEEEV).

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