In May 2021 the Veterinary Faculty was visited by an expert team from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, the official body for accreditation of veterinary education establishments in Europe. The Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb entered the system of evaluation back in 2003, and in 2015 we attained the status of a Faculty designated as Approved. In order to become fully accredited, it was necessary to begin the evaluation of quality control in all aspects of our work. The second level visitation was planned for 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the visitation was conducted a year later, in May 2021. During the two-day visit, the EAEVE expert team talked with more than 70 members of staff from Faculty and students on the Croatian and English study programmes in veterinary medicine, who presented the work of the Faculty and the implementation of the quality assurance system in the areas of management and staff, study programmes, teaching resources, and scientific and professional work.
The visiting team confirmed that the Veterinary Faculty meets the European standards for acquisition of the status of accredited veterinary education establishment [level 2 accreditation] which was also officially confirmed by the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE) at its session on 21st June 2021. Following this positive evaluation, the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb joined the select company of accredited veterinary education establishments, and became the only accredited establishment in this part of Europe.