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leads the future of veterinary medicine.

The College of Veterinary Medicine started in 1989 as Department of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Agriculture and was promoted to a college in 1994. The school system was expanded to a six-year system in 1998 and has since remained unchanged to the present day. Also, the master’s program has been offered in the graduate school since 1993; the doctoral program has been offered in the graduate school since 1996.

As for an affiliated institution, Animal Medical Center is established; as for cooperaton institutions, Animal Medical Center and Laboratory Animal Research Center are established. The educational goals of the college are to foster holistic veterinarians for the prevention and treatment of the diseases of all animals, such as companion animals, industrial animals, experimental animals, wild animals and aquatic animals (fish and shellfish) and to foster public health care professionals who contribute to the health and well-being of humans as well as animals, such as public health experts, experts evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medicines, cosmetics and daily supplies, etc., and development engineering experts who use genetic engineering, external fertilization, embryo transfer technology, etc.

The students in the College of Veterinary Medicine should finish two years of pre-veterinary medicine and enter the four-year course of veterinary medicine. They should complete step by step the courses associated with veterinary basic medicine, veterinary preventive medicine, and veterinary clinical medicine and get at least 160 credits to graduate. They should complete the six-year program and pass the Korean National Veterinary Licensing Examination to get the veterinary license issued by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in order to work professionally as a veterinarian. Also, afther the completion of the six-year veterinary program, they can replace the military service with working as a veterinary officer and an air quarantine veterinarian.