Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry

Arevik Abovyan

Candidate of Sciences, Docent



  • 19 Koryun Str., 0009 Yerevan, RA, V building, II floor
  • (+374) 10 52-23-90, int. 2-34
  • veterinary@anau.am

The faculty of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry is the only higher education institution preparing future specialists of the veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, which conducts different scientific researches.
Over 300 students study at the Faculty. Since 2019-2020 academic year, the education for bachelor’s degree is being provided with four-year academic plans, and in the last semester students take their practical lessons. All practical lessons are conducted in the leading processing productions, control bodies such as Food Safety Inspectorate, Ministry of Economics, National association of veterinarians, CARD, veterinary clinics, farms, Zoo, The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, analytical food laboratories, etc..
The faculty of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry is a part of the reforms carried out at the University. Currently “Balahovit” educational-experimental farm, where the new smart barn will be open, and it will allow students to gain hands-on knowledge. A new science education center is being built, the modern center will promote educational and scientific reforms and modernization, and it will allow preparing competent specialists and straighten the relationship between labor market and the University.

Students and academic personnel in frameworks of «ERASMUS+», «NUFFIC» and other projects take theoretical and hands-on knowledge abroad to improve their professional skills.
Demonstration lessons, seminars, meetings with the lead specialists of the sphere are being organized.
The faculty actively participates in sport, cultural, intellectual and other events organized by the Student council, and demonstrates high progress.
Students of Animal husbandry, Selection, genetics, and biotechnologies of animal husbandry and veterinary sanitary expertise participate in courses of artificial insemination and receive qualification of “Operator of Artificial Insemination”.
High-quality lecturers, 15 doctors of sciences and 30 candidates of sciences teach at the faculty. Arevik Abovyan, candidate of sciences, docent has been the dean of the faculty since February of 2019.

Deputy Dean

Sona Tsarukyan

(+374 93) 095995

Operations assistant

Karine Gharibyan

(+374 94) 430307

Operations assistant

Lusine Babayan

(+374 91) 751011


Lusine Torosyan

(+374 99) 665522

History of the Faculty

On 1928, June 28 according to the resolution of Transcaucasia Country Committee Transcaucasian Veterinary Medicine Institute was founded. On September 18 Boris Masino was appointed as the first director of the University. On November 8, 1928, solemn opening of the Institute was held. At the opening Central Committee Leaders were present (A. Khanjyan, A. Mravyan, S. Kasyan, and others). The faculty of veterinary medicine of the Institute was headed and established by professor B. Mikhalkov. In 1930 Transcaucasian Veterinary Medicine Institute was founded in Yerevan. On 1931, October 25 a resolution about establishing Yerevan Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Institute was made.
In 1994 Armenian Agricultural Institute and Yerevan Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Institute were unified, and the faculty was renamed into The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in 2013 two faculties were unified and in result the faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry was created.
At the Faculty formation of the European Higher Educational Area is being formed, students’ free mobility and alumni competitiveness ensuring in labor market are being organized.
In frameworks of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus projects curriculum, subject programs were reviewed. The educational state criteria and curricula have been renovated.
Students take part in courses of artificial insemination and receive qualification of “Operator of Artificial Insemination”.
High-quality lecturers train the best specialists of tomorrow. The faculty has all necessary technical devices and materials, labs, teaching experimental farms to prepare high-quality specialists.
Now the faculty is going through a heated period of educational and scientific reforms, which are abundant in hardships and efforts are required to overcome different obstacles. Carrying out different projects, including such international projects as “Tempus Tasis”, “Erasmus Mundus”, will grant a possibility to reach the desired goal.