Universidade Potiguar Opens Natal’s First Veterinary Medicine Program

New program created in response to growing demand for trained professionals


Universidade Potiguar Opens Natal’s First Veterinary Medicine Program

Seeking to meet the demands of the local market, Universidade Potiguar (UnP) is focused on creating new degree programs in a variety of different areas of study. Starting in the first semester 2014, the university will open a new undergraduate degree program in Veterinary Medicine. The new program will be delivered at UnP’s Salgado Filho Campus and will run for five years. Registrations for the entry exam are currently being accepted through the university’s website (

The objective of the new degree program is to train professionals for a market that has grown significantly in the last 10 years. The Director of UnP’s School of Health, Giselle Gasparino, spoke of the opportunities that the new program will bring to university students. "Young people and adults who have the dream of becoming a veterinarian will now have the opportunity to realize their dreams without leaving the city of Natal, in addition to being an opportunity for those who live in neighboring towns," she explained.

The Director explained that the market in the Natal area is good. "The market for this professional is coming from both the pet care market as well as animal husbandry, such as horses, cattle, goats and sheep in the state of Rio Grande do Norte has emerged so increasing," she said.

Students in the new Veterinary Medicine program at UnP will have access to all the technology that is used for the training of students in human health and the university has also invested heavily in developing relationships in the veterinarian universe. Classes will be offered in the morning and labs and internships will take place in the afternoon. You can find more information on the new program on UnP’s website (

This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.