Vets For Ukraine

Hub to coordinate aid by European veterinarians to help Ukrainian veterinarians, their families and animals

Vet students support

If you are overwhelmed with this crisis, seek advice of mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have. Mental health resources for Ukrainian veterinarians are listed HERE (updated 03/06/2022).

In addition, VetCT has produced a series of free training videos on managing trauma in animals in conflict or natural disaster situations. The bite-size videos, created to support veterinary treatment in light of the conflict in Ukraine, address everything from field triage to providing emergency care in austere circumstances. The training is free to access on the VetCT website HERE.

MSCA4Ukraine – New fellowship Scheme As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, a new dedicated fellowship scheme ―MSCA4Ukraine―will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine. This support will enable displaced doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to continue their work at academic and non-academic organisations in EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, while maintaining their connections to research and innovation communities in Ukraine. The scheme may also facilitate researchers’ reintegration in Ukraine if conditions for safe return are met, in order to prevent permanent brain drain, and contribute to strengthening the Ukrainian university and research sector and its collaboration and exchange with the international research community.
The budget for the scheme is 25 million euro. Fellowships will be awarded for a minimum of 6 months, up to a maximum of 24 months. Fellowships are not renewable. MSCA4Ukraine fellowships are open to all domains of research and innovation. Details for host organisations are HERE. Details for researchers are HERE . The call opens on 24 October 2022: Call opens for submission of applications via an online portal. Link will be provided at

IVSA members are committed to taking action to support veterinary students and animals of Ukraine in the light of recent events. The Task Force named “Vet Students for Ukraine” recruited IVSA members to be part of this Team. The President and the IVSA European Team are already working closely on possible solutions.

  • Collection of supplies to be delivered to Ukraine
  • Collection of funds to support organisations working with animals and refugees
  • Providing veterinary students with a platform to feel supported as part of the IVSA family
  • Establishing a database of student initiatives aiming to support Ukraine, as well as a database with contact details for our Member Organizations from countries bordering with Ukraine

You can contact them on

Current help offers from a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world are listed here: #ScienceforUkraine

The Veterinary Faculty in Bila Tserkva is a full member of IVSA, EAEVAE and EAEVE accredited.

Information collected so far in alphabetic order per country (10/03/2022):


The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, together with all universities in Austria , offer support. Specifically, the Vetmeduni implements the following activities for those affected:

  • Ukrainian students are exempt from tuition fees at the Vetmeduni.
  • Refugee students who had to interrupt their studies in veterinary medicine can initially start their studies as incoming students at the Vetmeduni.
  • In consultation with the Austrian Students’ Union of the Vetmeduni (HVU), the range of psychological online support will be increased.
  • The commitment to the veterinary work of students to care for the animals of refugees is credited as part of the elective “Science and Practice”.
  • In the central emergency room of the university clinic for small animals, assigned animals are cared for in cooperation with the “Krone Tierhilfe Ukraine” campaign; the allocation is made by the “Krone Tierhilfe Ukraine” in the initial reception center in Donaustadt.


Offer for Ukrainian students of veterinary medicine the possibility of continuing their studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb. This includes:

  • Continuation of their education free of charge from the first to the sixth year, in Croatian or English.
  • The possibility of completing parts of their course at our Faculty, as part of the student exchange programme.
  • Completion of clinical practice at our Faculty’s clinics including professional field work.
  • Free meals in the form of lunch and evening meals in the student restaurants.
  • Provision of continuous support to the development of their careers, with academic and psychological counselling (Office for Career Development and Academic and Psychological Counselling +385 1 2390 330;
  • An individual approach to resolving problems and classes missed as a result of the current situation.


Czech Republic

  • The Veterinary Faculty in Calgary can help with online sessions on all topics related to veterinary medicine, including pre-clinical and clinical topics. Please contact: Dean Renate Weller –
  • University of Veterinary Sciences Brno is offering internships (duration up to one year) for veterinary students from Ukraine in all clinics and departments. More information at and email address:
  • University of Veterinary Sciences Brno has opened all its doctoral programs for students from Ukraine. More information HERE or writing to


The University of Helsinki grants the right to complete degree studies have been suspended at the Ukrainian higher education institution due to war. Please note that it is not possible to study all our fields in English. Some degree programmes offer courses in English mainly on Master’s level.

Interested Ukrainian students will find more information HERE. If you have additional questions about this application process for non-degree studies, please email us at


The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) offers 25 guest student places for each academic year for refugee Ukrainian students for veterinary medicine and in the Master’s degree programme Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

Interested Ukrainian students will find more information HERE and are kindly requested to send a complete and informative application to Dr. Christine Winter:


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece (AUTH) has capacity to support around 100 Ukrainian students (hosting, financial support)


Budapest University of Veterinary Medicine also welcomes refugees and their companions from Ukraine and collects donations. More information HERE

Within the Budapest University of Veterinary Medicine, the ISC (International Student Association) is also collecting donations and distributing them to local charities. More information HERE.


The Polish faculties will grant access for veterinary students in the respective year.

Main contact: DVM Zbigniew Wróblewski


The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice provide to those interested in the study and students of Ukrainian veterinary schools:

  1. Waiver of the fee for submitting the application for the study year 2022/2023
  2. Possibility of completing a preparatory course for admission interviews without a fee.
  3. Veterinary faculty students to complete part of their studies at our university for an exchange stay.
  4. Veterinary faculty students should take internships and clinical internships at our university clinics and their workplace.

We invite everyone to solidarity and to the possibility of individual support of our students by contributing to a donation-sponsored account:

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More information HERE


Point of contact for the UK veterinary schools

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