Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Norges veterinærhøgskole
Latin: Schola Veterinaria Norvegiae
Type Public University
Active 1936 (1936)–2014 (2014)
Rector Yngvild Wasteson
Administrative staff
450 (total)
Students 500
Location Oslo, Norway
Campus Adamstuen, Oslo
The institution in Oslo

Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (Norwegian: Norges veterinærhøgskole) or NVH was a public university located at Adamstuen in Oslo, that educated veterinarians and veterinary nurses as well as research within aquatic medicine, food safety, comparative medicine and mammalian diseases, health and welfare. The institution had about 450 employees and 500 students. Parts of the research were conducted in Tromsø and Sandnes.

On 6 January 2014 the school joined with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, and by 2019 it will be completely relocated to the same location.[1]


Veterinary Medicine

A total of 70 students were accepted to the veterinary medicine courses each year at NVH. The program was a 5.5 to 6-year professional degree/ Master program leading to the title This is the only veterinary program in the country and one of the most difficult studies to be accepted into.

Veterinary nursing

NVH accepted 30 students each year for a two-year course in veterinary nursing.

Master of Science programs

The institution also offered two two-year Master programs within the fields of aquatic medicine and food safety. About 15 applicants were accepted on each of the two English language courses.

Doctor studies

About 15 candidates were awarded the Philosophiae Doctor each year from NVH. It was based on a 3+1 year model, with three years of studying and research, and one year of work.


  1. Bolghaug, Espen (28 December 2013). "Stusser over nytt navn". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). p. 16.

Further reading

Coordinates: 59°55′56″N 10°44′15″E / 59.93222°N 10.73750°E / 59.93222; 10.73750

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