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On November 14, 2017, on the patron day of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Skopje, the Dean prof. Dr. Lazo Pendovski awarded diplomas for the 23rd generation of students who completed the studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Skopje.

At the same time, on behalf of all professors and associates, he congratulated the successful completion of the study program for the veterinary medicine and wished them a successful professional career.

The granting of diplomas coincided with the 90th anniversary from the start of the institutional activity for veterinary medicine in Macedonia, whose development route began in 1927 when the Veterinary Department in Skopje was established for the first time, which continued its development through the Veterinary Institute, and also today performs its work and activity at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Skopje at the University of Ss. “Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje.

On September 20, 2017 the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine-Skopje, prof. Dr. Lazo Pendovski and the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from Istanbul, R. Turkey, prof. Dr. Guven Kasici, signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of education and science between the two institutions.

The agreement encompasses study visits to students, mobility of students, exchange of scientific staff for conducting research and consulting, training of young scientists, organizing joint seminars, workshops and summer schools, supporting the capacities for publishing scientific papers, etc.

The signing of the agreement is a confirmation of the close cooperation that exists between the Faculties in recent years, which is gaining momentum and deepening in the field of teaching and science, enabling the strengthening and raising of the capacities of both Faculties.


Lina Nakevska, student at the fifth year at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje, participated at “7th International Congress Veterinary Science and Profession” in Zagreb, Croatia, in the period 5.10.2017 to 7.10.2017. The oral presentation entitled “Skin Cytology – Useful Diagnostic Tool for Cutaneous Lesion and Lumps” was announced the best oral presentation in the student session for small animals. This presentation was prepared and presented under mentorship of Full Prof. Igor Ulchar and Assoc. Prof. Irena Celeska from Department of Pathophysiology. Also, student Lina had a poster presentation entitled “Aggressive Dogs: Assessment and Treatment Considerations”, under mentorship of Full Prof. Vlatko Ilieski from Center for Animal Welfare.

This proves that the students at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje can be internationally acknowledged and successfully overcome challenges in veterinary practice. Therefore, recognizing students’ intellectual capacity is very important for their international affirmation. So, encouraging all students for integration in the work of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje will produce intellectual output of our work.

In the period from 23-28 July 2017, 4 students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje, with full support from the Faculty, had a summer practice at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Sofia, R. Bulgaria. The practice was realized at the faculty clinic, as well as in two private clinics in Sofia. Within this practice, students were introduced to some new professional activities such as: computed tomography, cardioehography, discohering operation, intensive care, etc.
The summer clinical practice is realized on the basis of the agreement between the two Faculties from 2016 and has been successfully implemented for the second year, enabling students from both faculties to increase their practical knowledge and skills.

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This year, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje successfully realized the summer extra-mural practice for students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from Istanbul, Turkey, from 14 to 25 August 2017. The students realized practical instruction from preclinical and clinical sciences at the University Veterinary Hospital, in the laboratories of the Veterinary Institute, the Food Institute and the Institute for Reproduction and Biomedicine. On August 25, the Dean of the FVM-S, Prof. Dr. Lazo Pendovski awarded the students with certificates for successfully realizing summer extra-mural practice.

Team of four external auditors from Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia, on 25 and 26 May 2017 performed regular supervision of the third cycle of re-accreditation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the first time passed without any non-conformity of MKS EN ISO / IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”.

This success is due to the human and technical resources of the laboratories for food safety analysis, laboratories for diagnostic infectious disease of animals and the center for animal welfare, all within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Laboratories in FVMS have modern equipment, managed by competent and qualified personnel, continually trained for performing test analysis. During the testing of the samples laboratory personnel work according to customer requirements, conscientiously and professionally, providing high quality in the accuracy and precision of test results. High quality of results are achieved by regular servicing, verification and calibration of equipment and excellent results of proficiency testing.

Therefore, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje, with its national reference laboratories, is a proved leader in the region in the affirmation of professionalism, competence and capability to fulfill the requirements of MKS EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Quality Manager,
Ass. Prof. Irena Celeska

In the period from 03 to 14 July 2017, five students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje received summer practice at the clinics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey.
The clinical practice is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the two Faculties in 2012 and is successfully implemented each year, enabling students from both faculties to acquire practical knowledge and skills beyond their own faculty.


In period from 02 to 04 May 2017 5 students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje received scholarships to attend the 19th International Congress for veterinary students in Istanbul, Turkey. The students presenteded their papers in the scientific researches that were conducted in the laboratories of the Faculty, under the supervision and mentorship of our professors.

Each student received a certificate of participation at the congress.


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