ECFVG Policies and Procedures - AVMA Listed Veterinary Colleges of the World

Exclusive of the United States and Canada; as of November 2017

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Veterinary Medical Degrees Granted Throughout the World

BS Bachelor of Science Taiwan, Afghanistan
BScVM Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine Serbia & Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia)
BASc Bachelor of Agricultural Science China
BVM Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Armenia, China, Great Britain, Kenya, Taiwan, Zambia, Uganda, Libya, & Tanzania
BVM&AR Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources Saudi Arabia
BVMS Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery Iraq, Great Britain (except Edinburgh), and Australia (Murdoch University)
BVM&S Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery Edinburgh
BVSc Bachelor of Veterinary Science Australia (except Murdoch Univ.) Burma (Myanmar), Egypt, Great Britain, Japan, Republic of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, China, India
BVSc&AH Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry India
CMV Candidates Medicinae Veterinariae Norway
D Dierenarts Netherlands
DCV Doctor en Ciencias Veterinarias Argentina
DEDV Diplome d'Etat de Docteur Veterinaire France
Drh Dokter Hewan Indonesia
DK Diploma of Ktiniatrou Greece
DMV Docteur en Medecine Veterinaire Belgium, Zaire, Tunisia
DMV Dottore in Medicina Veterianria Italy
DMV Doctor en Medicina Veterinaria Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay
DMV Doctor Medic Veterina Romania
DMV Diplome Federal de Medecin Veterinaire Switzerland
DV Docteur Veterinaire Morocco, Algeria
DVE Docteur Veterinaire d'Etat Senegal
DVM Doktor Veterinarske Medicine Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Bangladesh, Canada, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, United States, West Indies, Trinidad, Tobago, Thailand, Hungary, Malaysia Serbia & Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia)




Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Zootechnics

Ingenieur Agricole Specialite  Veterinaire




LMV Licenciado em Medicina Veterinaria Portugal, Mozambique
LV Licenciado en Veterinaria Spain
LV Legitimerad Veterinaer Sweden
LVM Licentiate in Veterinary Medicine Finland
LW Lekarz Weterynarii Poland
MV Mjek Veteriner Albania
MV Medico Veterinario Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil
MVB Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Ireland
MVD Medico Veterinario Zootecnista Dominican Republic
MVDr Doktor Veterinarstvi Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia)
MVZ Medico Veterinario Zootecnista Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico
SVM Specialist Veterinarnoj Medicini Ukraine
T Tieraerzt Austria, Germany
V Veterinario Argentina, Brazil
V Veterinaereksamen Denmark
VE Veterinary Engineer Vietnam
VH Veteriner Hekim Turkey
VL Veterinaren Lekar Bulgaria
VMD Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris United States
VV Veterinarnyi Vrac USSR

Graduates should only use the degree actually granted by their college or school of veterinary medicine. For instance, if a foreign college grants a degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a graduate would sign his/her name "John Doe or Mary Smith, BVSc," and a Medico Veterinario would sign, "John Doe or Mary Smith, MV." All veterinarians may use the courtesy titles Doctor or Veterinarian. Please refer to the AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics, section II.B.3., for additional information on the ethical use of veterinary degrees.