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Veterinary Professional Education

The Veterinary Professional Education Study Program (VPE study program) is a continuation of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science Study Program (BVS study program).

After completing the Veterinary Professional Education Study Program, graduates will obtain the degree of Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM).

Learning is carried out by competency-based using various methods, including Student Centered Learning and Problem-Based Learning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Able to make disease diagnosis and medical treatments
  2. Able to provide solutions and carry out controls, eradications and treatments of animal diseases including zoonoses
  3. Mastering veterinary sciences and technologies, regulations, and professional attitude by communicating scientifically, working innovatively, being responsible, and maintaining professional integrity and ethics, and mastering entrepreneurial skills as a practicing veterinarian, researcher, consultant (livestock, food product, company drugs and vaccines), bureaucrats/government employees, entrepreneurs.
  4. Able to demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, able to communicate and work independently or in groups, apply the oath and code of ethics for veterinarians and demonstrate high tenacity, responsibility, and commitment.

Semester System

The semester system was developed to adapt the multilevel education management system at IPB University. Teaching and learning activities in the semester system are divided into 3 semesters, with the scheduling of academic activities in effect as in other strata at IPB through the IPB Academic Information System (SIMAK). The beginning and end of the teaching and learning activities in each semester follow the multilevel schedule issued by the Directorate. APPMB IPB. The teaching and learning system in the PPDH Program were carried out on a rotational basis between courses, I.e., each course is taken in 2-4 weeks.


The curriculum for the Veterinary Professional Education study program is an advanced curriculum of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. The two are an inseparable part. Both curricula are structured according to: (1) the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework (KKNI), (2) the Indonesian National Work Competency Standards (SKKNI), (3) the OIE Day 1 Graduate Competency from the World Organization for Animal Health, WOAH), (4) needs and input from stakeholders, and (5) vision and mission of IPB University.

Semester 1 consists of intramural activities (learning activities on campus) with 5 courses, namely: a) Reception and Drug Application, b) Surgery and Radiology, c) Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology, d) Reproduction and Midwifery, and e) Laboratory Diagnostic.

Semester 2 consists of a combination of intramural (KBM on campus) and extramural (KBM outside campus) activities with 6 courses, namely: a) Pathology Diagnostics, b) Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, c) Poultry Health Street vendors, d) Cattle Health Street vendors, e) PKL Pet Health (Hospital), and f) PKL Slaughterhouses and Service.

Semester 3 consists of extramural activities (KBM outside campus) with 2 courses, namely: a) Elective Professional PKL, and b) Animal Welfare, as well as Veterinary Study Final Examination (UASDH) and Veterinary Profession Student Competency Examination (UKMPPDH)). UKMPPDH is organized nationally by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, The Republic of Indonesia.


Curriculum Structure    Description Course Guidebook



The job for veterinarians is varied. This employment field become wider along with economic growth and increasing people’s living standards. To date, SKHB IPB graduates have worked in various fields, including:

Veterinary practices, both in big cities and in the regional as an Independent Veterinarian.

Researchers, consultants and lecturers in various government and private agencies.

Civil Servants, in various government agencies, both central and regional.

Private companies, especially those engaged in the production sector (livestock) as well as those related to the processing of livestock products, as well as food and beverage companies.

Entrepreneurs in the livestock agribusiness sector, both related to the production input industry, production, and production industry in various livestock commodities.

Indonesian National Police and Armed Forces.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) related to professionalism and Community Empowerment