About the faculty


The Faculty of veterinary Medicine has 7 departments and is located in Merelbeke near Ghent, close by exit Merelbeke (16) on the highway E40 Ghent-Brussels


The Faculty of veterinary Medicine was founded in 1933 as the "veeartsenijschool", the  second veterinary school in Belgium, the first one where students were taught in their own language: Flemish (Dutch).

 More information on the history of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University.

Dean's office

The Dean's office is the secretarial department of the faculty, featuring student administration, education quality control, ... .

More information on the dean's office.

Rankings and recognition


The Faculty The University

ARWU - Academic Ranking of World Universities - Shanghai Ranking

Worldwide 1 61
National 1 1

CWUR - Center for World University Rankings

Worldwide 1 104
National 1 1


Worldwide 17 138
National 1 2

Times Higher Education

Worldwide 14 107
National 1 2

Councils and commissions

The faculty is governed by the faculty council, chaired by the dean. There are other active commissions within certain domains.

Flemish Veterinary Magazine

The 'Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift' is a bimonthly scientific publication in Dutch and English, published by the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, of Ghent University. Editor-in-Chief is Luc Peelman.


More information on contact details, routes and means of transportation.