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Animal Care

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science Italy, Agripolis, Viale dell'Università, 16 - 35020 Legnaro (Padua)
Tuition fee €2,600 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees for a.y. 2019/20 (see below).

The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see:

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €187 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padova, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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The Bachelor’s degree offers a unique educational pathway, targeting people who aim at taking professional care of animals and protecting their wellbeing. The programme provides knowledge, skills and competences to develop qualified human resources specialised in animal care, husbandry and welfare, able to operate in different international contexts. Multidisciplinary field experiences, including visits to zoological parks, rehabilitation centres, research facilities are organised to introduce
students to the practical activity.

Programme structure

Common path: Mathematics; Physics and Chemistry; Bioethics; Animal Biology and Genetics/Anatomy and Physiology/Nutrition and Reproduction/Diseases and General Pharmacology/Ethology and Pathology.

Path 1 – Wildlife: Ecology and Ethology; Wild Animal Care in Clinical Settings; Principle of post-mortem technics; Wild Animal Husbandry, Management and Welfare.

Path 2 – Scientific Research: Lab Animal Care in Clinical Settings; Comparative Pathology; Statistics and the three Rs issues; Lab Animal Husbandry, Ethology and Welfare.

Career opportunities

Graduates work in private and public organisations where management, health, welfare and reservation of animals are driven by a modern and international approach. Work opportunities include taking care of animals in a controlled environment and assisting experts in the monitoring of animals intended for recreational, research, educational, sport and assistance activities.

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Jan 7, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 7, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States