The School of Veterinary Medicine embraces the One Health concept, recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

In today’s interconnected world, diseases can spread further and faster than ever before.
A health threat anywhere can be a health threat everywhere. World organisations like the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for
Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World
Health Organization (WHO) are working together to mainstream One Health so that they are
better prepared to prevent, predict, detect, and respond to global health threats.

The close synergies between the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Medical School and
other health-related departments of the University of Nicosia, create an ideal academic
ecosystem for offering our students a well-rounded education in veterinary medicine
that meets the collective health and safety needs of the modern world. Our objective is
to provide students with inter-professional learning opportunities, by bringing together
students from various fields and encouraging them to work together to reach a common
goal: improvement in patient health outcomes.

Our research strategy aims to address significant challenges such as climate change and the threats posed by pathogens on animals and humans. Students will also access innovative facilities as part of our teaching infrastructures, including antibiotic-free, organic farms. Graduates will have a strong foundation to build their careers encompassing One Health based in veterinary medicine and global health.