October 14, 2019

Animal and Human Interaction

The Animal and Human Interaction programme offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal and human interaction practice, deal with challenges arising from constant changes in human-animal relationship, empowers graduate to carry out independent analysis of problems associated with therapeutic animals and evaluate results of the analysis. The goal of this programme is to educate students to take on responsibility for shaping human-animal relationship in science and society, both scientifically and ethically.

After graduation you can:

  • Work in the centres of hippotherapy and canine therapy
  • Work in Animal shelters
  • Work at the State Border Guard Service
  • Work in the field of Animal welfare
  • Participate in Animal-assisted activities
  • Own business, horse breeding companies, dog breeding companies
  • Consulting companies, public services in regional municipalities, insurance companies
  • Continue PhD studies as researcher

Structure of programme what you will learn each year:

Year 1
Methodology of Scientific Research, Management of Animal Genetic Recourses and Genomic Selection, Specialised Diet of the Farmed Animals, Small Business Management and Organizational Psychology, Use of Assisting Animals in Society, Electives, Research Work

Year 2
Final Thesis

Why study Animal and Human Interaction at LSMU?

  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is the only university in the country that offers high quality university education for animal and human interaction specialists
  • Practice in well-developed agricultural companies using advanced technologies (Kika Group, Mars Incorporated), the Lithuanian Sea Museum and Dolphinarium, the Zoo.
  • Established partnerships with relevant organisations also offer research projects to students, within the Making the Most of Masters framework.
  • Learn about the importance of both human and animal behaviour in shaping human animal interaction, and the associated ethical issues, as well as learning to critically evaluate methods for measuring attitudes, interactions and their outcomes.
  • Possibility to study abroad according to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
  • Advanced lectures from business and academic partners as guest teachers in the program.
  • Support system for student’s adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling.
February 18, 2019

8th PhD Summer School, 3-7 of June, 2024

PhD Summer School focuses on development of key competences required for achieving best results in successful defense of the doctoral dissertation and identifying further research directions.  Therefore topics of our PhD Summer Schools include: management of scientific research data, writing of scientific articles, project management, research integrity and ethics, intellectual property and patent system, communication skills development, etc.

PhD Summer School provides the opportunity for intellectually curious doctoral students to explore new knowledge, to expand cultural awareness and to exchange experience.

PhD Summer School 2024 will:

  • equip participants with essential skills that are necessary in all fields of science
  • provide participants valuable networking opportunity with participants from other countries
  • create and share friendly social environment

PhD Summer School programme:
* Open Science and it’s Phenomena
Magdalena Szuflita – Žurawska
* What to do when you’ve got too much to do
Vikki Wright
* Communicating your (scientific) ideas – Meeting with the editor
Frank Witlox
*Developing transferable skills during the PhD as key to career success and employability
Maria Soriano Carot
* Make your conference speech sound more like a TED Talk
Wim Blokzijl

Target group: 40 doctoral students

Prerequisites: the PhD Summer School is held in English. In order to participate, doctoral students should have sufficient language skills.

Fee: 390 Eur (regular fee); 360 Eur (for ECIU, Baltech or NORDTEK doctoral students).

Location: Palanga city, Lithuania.

Application is open!

February 14, 2019



Program objectives:

  • To prepare qualified forestry specialists of higher education capable of independent and efficient management of state and private forests, increasing their productivity, conserving biodiversity and nature values.
  • To educate creatively thinking specialists able to communicate, to work in a team, to feel responsible for work results.

Acquired competencies

The graduates will be able to:

  • organize forest seed breeding and production of seedlings for reforestation;
  • tend stands of different species composition, structure and functional destination;
  • apply forest protection measures against diseases, pests and fire;
  • conserve and cherish biodiversity;
  • carry out forest inventories and to evaluate mensuration indices of forest and its products;
  • plan multiple sustainable forest use;
  • select machinery for forestry operations;
  • elaborate plan of activities of a certain forestry unit and to assess its efficiency;
  • prepare and manage documentation related to financial-economic activities;
  • analyse stand productivity increment problems;
  • tackle problems of rational hunting management;
  • apply modern logging technologies;
  • estimate commercial value of roundwood and sawn wood.

Programme Branches:

  • Forest growing (Multi-functional use of forest resources)
  • Nature tourism
  • Forest management
  • Timber harvesting
  • Timber processing
  • Fundamentals of plantation forestry (short-rotation and other plantations)
  • Private ownership forestry

Professional perspectives

The graduates can work in forest enterprises, forest districts, nurseries, research institutes, cooperatives serving to private forest owners, establish small or medium forestry-related business enterprises.

2-minute Video about KMAIK study programs

December 13, 2018

Foodstuff Technology

The objective of Foodstuff Technology study program is to train a highly qualified specialist, a Professional Bachelor of Foodstuff Technology, having sufficient knowledge and competences to evaluate the quality of food industry raw materials, other materials and production, to design a technological process, manage foodstuff manufacturing technological processes, organize a foodstuff  company (division) activity and ready for a high-level and complicated professional activity in a constantly changing labour market.

October 11, 2018

Animal Science

The Animal Science programme offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal husbandry practice, empowers graduate to carry out independent analysis of problems associated with farm animals and evaluate its results.

Structure of programme:

YEAR 1 Welfare of Farm Animals, Methodology of Scientific Research, Animal Biotechnology, Agribusiness, Electives, Research Work.

YEAR 2 Production of Organic Products of Animal Origin and Risk Factors, Ecotrophology, Research Work, Electives, Practise, Final Thesis.


  • Companies related to animal production, breeding systems, forage production and feed quality assessment, primary processing of milk and meat.
  • Alternative and nontraditional agriculture business (deer, ostrich, alpaca, snail breeding).
  • Consulting companies, public services in regional municipalities, insurance companies, institutions providing agricultural services including training of farmers.
  • Continue in PhD studies as a researcher.
  • Own business, livestock farm.


  • The Animal Science field is important traditionally in Lithuania and the faculty of Animal is Science the only in country that prepares highly qualified university education for animal science specialists.
  • Practice in well-developed agricultural companies using advanced technologies (BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Biochem Zusatzstoffe Handels- und Produktionsgesellschaft mbH, INNOV AD nv/sa, Adisseo France SAS).
  • Possibility to study abroad according to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

October 11, 2018

Food Science

The master programme Food Science aims to educate qualified professionals able to use food research results at food factories and develop new products complying with demands of customers and satisfying their needs of healthy nutrition. In addition, graduates get competences in human resource management, organisation of production process and confidence for quick self-adjustment to continuously changing market.


  • Establish own business in catering, food production.
  • Work in biotechnology sector related companies.
  • Be employed at food factories as a Master of production, technologist; quality manager, supervisor of product development, project manager in food and agriculture related organizations, production supervisor, food quality inspector.
  • Food safety control sector or Agri-food consulting services.

Structure of programme

YEAR 1 Food Biotechnology; Formation of toxic compounds during the food processing; Organisation of food research, quality management and assurance; Nutrition and health; Applied statistics; Functional Food

YEAR 2 The new food products development, production planning, food ethics; Dietetic nutrition peculiarities; Applied Organizational Psychology; Small Business Management; Food additives in innovative technologies; Industrial Practice; Master thesis


  • Extensive interdisciplinary studies based on fundamental and applied research.
  • Diploma recognized in EU and other countries.
  • Possibility to join various research projects via student scientific clubs.
  • Two industrial practices at the selected food establishment to develop practical skills.
  • Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up 25 % of the total student population at LSMU.
  • Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling.
  • Possibility to study abroad abroad according to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
  • Student work – 20 hours/week allowed without any permits.
  • Residence permit extended for 6 months after the graduation to look for a job in Lithuania or EU.
October 11, 2018

Veterinary Medicine

The programme Veterinary Medicine aims at educating highly skilled veterinary surgeons capable of working in the private and state network of veterinary services.


  • Be employed in the state food and veterinary service system.
  • Continue your education by entering PhD or residency programmes.
  • Work in private practice.

Structure of programme

YEAR 1 – 2 Anatomy histology and Embryology, Physiology and Functions of Animals as well as the Fundamentals of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, Cell Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics as well Biophysics, etc.

YEARS 3 – 4 Propaedeutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy, Veterinary Pathology Toxicology Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology, Professional Communication, etc.

YEARS 5 – 6 Diagnostic Imaging, Large and Small Animals Veterinary Surgery and Internal Diseases, Veterinary Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Food Hygiene, Practical Skills, Clinical Practice, etc.


  • Convenient learning facilities: classrooms, laboratories and clinics are located in one campus.
  • Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up 25 % of the total student population at LSMU.
  • Diploma recognized in EU, USA, Israel and other countries.
  • Small groups, i.e., up to 10 students, in clinical courses.
  • Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling.
  • Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
  • Tuition fees at a good quality-to-cost ratio and reasonable living costs in the country.

Animal Clinics

Large Animal Clinic of Veterinary Academy
Large Animal Clinic services include research and teaching duties, as well as clinic responsibilities. Veterinarians from Veterinary Faculty are ones of the most skilled and experienced clinicians available. Providing services ranging from simple services and soundness evaluations to the most complex surgeries needed, Large Animal Clinic can fulfill all equine and livestock needs. Our team of veterinarians provides emergency assistance for horses (colic cases, traumatic or extra clinical help), for cattle (calving helping, Caesarean sections, left or right displaced abomasum operations, etc.) or small ruminants and swine.
We perform various routine examinations or surgical operations in clinic or on farms with mobile veterinary service. Students and residents have opportunity to be permanent assistants for veterinarians of Large Animal Clinic during a wide range of different services, such as feeding and veterinary consultations, oestrus synchronization protocols on farms (including pregnancy detection by ultrasound), farm management projects, horse rehabilitation procedures and other veterinary services. In addition, veterinarians and farmers are provided with consultations related to animal welfare, nutrition and reproduction. We use the most advanced and innovative technology. Large animal clinic is involved in various research projects, and it organizes practical workshops for veterinarians.

Small Animal Hospital of Dr. L. Kriauceliunas
Small Animal Clinic of Dr. L. Kriaučeliūnas was established in 1996 by the foundation of Dr. L. Kriaučeliūnas who was a student of Lithuanian Veterinary Academy in 1940-1944.
Veterinary medicine students of Veterinary Faculty, residents and PhD students have lectures and improve their practical skills in Small Animal Clinic of Dr. L. Kriaučeliūnas every day. Clinic participates in various international exchange and science programmes. Small Animal Clinic of Dr. L. Kriaučeliūnas organises practical teaching seminars for Veterinary medicine practitioners and students. Our Veterinary Clinic offers compassionate and professional service, providing superior animal health care for pets every hour of every day. Professional veterinary team on duty provides therapeutic, surgical, emergency, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and other services. Also, there are spacious intensive care, inpatient units and Veterinary Pharmacy.