Practical training at the Animal Clinic of EMÜ

Animal Clinic of the Estonian University of Life Sciences

The objective of the EMÜ Veterinary Clinic is to treat pets, farm animals and horses in the best possible manner, based on modern veterinary medicine.

We offer various diagnostic and therapeutic options aimed at maintaining and restoring the health of animals both large and small.

We consider it our duty to educate new generations of veterinarians and to do our part to contribute to Estonian veterinary medicine through our research.

Close cooperation between physicians and constant communication with animal owners allow us to make the optimum decisions for animals based on best practices.

More information about the EMÜ Veterinary Clinic can be found here.


The practical training courses are as follows:


VL.1270 Practical training in equine clinical medicine 4 ECTS (3 weeks)

VL.1269 Practical training in production animal clinical medicine 6 ECTS (4 weeks)

VL.0737 Practical training in small animal clinical medicine 10 ECTS (7 weeks)


If you are interested in becoming a trainee at our Animal Clinic, please start with making sure that you are suitable for the training. It means that you need to at least a 5th year student and have accomplished all of the following courses or their equivalents:

VL.0051 Anatomy of domestic animals (part 1, 2 and 3)

VL.0835 Animal infectious diseases (part 1 and 2)

VL.0831 Equine clinical medicine

VL.0114 Obstetrics and gynaecology (part 1 and2)

VL.1163 Ruminant clinical medicine

VL.0829 Small animal internal medicine

VL.0277 Surgery (part 1, 2 and 3)

VL.1165 Swine clinical medicine

VL.0177 Organization of veterinary services and veterinary legislation


When applying, please be aware, that there are certain windows of time when exchange students are accepted for practical training:

Small animal clinic: June – December

Production animal clinic: August - December

Equine clinic: June - December


We have an open application round and the sooner a student applies, the more likely it is they will get a spot. We will consider applications for the following summer/autumn starting from October of the previous year. 


First, the student should contact us at with the following details:

  • Student's full name
  • Gender
  • E-mail address
  • Name of home university
  • 5th or 6th year?
  • Which clinic?
  • The time period?

After that, we will let the student know if we still have vacancies and if yes, they will receive guidelines for submitting an online application to us. 

After the student has submitted the application, we will review it and if it is possible for us to accept the student for a traineeship, we will contact them and ask them to put together a Learning Agreement for Traineeships (download here).