Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb (FVMUZ) was founded in 1919. On the December 7th 1924 the school was renamed into the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and it became a part of the University of Zagreb. Since then it has been the only faculty of that kind in the Republic of Croatia. Well equipped infrastructure provides conditions for scientific research, teaching as well as cooperation with the economic sector. Striving to achieve international high teaching standards the Faculty has been successfully evaluated and approved by EAEVE (The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) since 2002. Also, all the ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas criteria concerning the quality control are met and Faculty possess its valid certificate.
Teaching, scientific and highly skilled activities of the Faculty are based on the work of departments and clinics integrated into four departments: Basic and Pre-clinical Sciences Division, Animal Production and Biotechnology Division, Clinical Division and Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Division. FVMUZ is the only higher education institution in the scientific field of veterinary medicine which ensures the production of scientific and higher education specialists in the Republic of Croatia. In the scientific research field, FVMUZ is a dynamic research center characterized by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects and collaborative centers of excellence. FVMUZ has large number of national scientific projects and experience in the implementation and conduction of EU projects (FP7, Horizon 2020, IPA, ERA and bilateral projects).