Brief historical review

The creation of the Veterinary Faculty of Las Palmas was published in the Official Bulletin of the Canarian Autonomous Community (BOC) on the 17th of October 1986, depending at that time on the University of La Laguna. Later, the re-alignment of the Veterinary Faculty to the then recently created University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) was published in the BOC on the 15th of September 1989.

The Veterinary Faculty is located in the Arucas campus of the ULPGC, in the north of the island of Gran Canaria, some 7 km from the capital city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is the only Veterinary Faculty in the Canarian Autonomous Community.

Initially the curriculum of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, which runs until 2000, was published in the Official Gazette on September 30, 1991. Subsequently, the curriculum was modified and published in the Official Gazette on January 20, 2000. During 2010/11 he launched the Veterinary Degree (published in the Official Gazette on October 3, 2011). Since 2010/11 the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine also offers the Master in Veterinary Clinic and Therapeutic Research (published in the Official Gazette on March 31, 2012).

Being a regulated profession at European level, initially Directive 78/1027/EEC and amended by Directive 2005/36/EU, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, as a member of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) is evaluated every 10 years to ensure that the teaching provided meets the provisions of the European Directive.

Thus, after a first evaluation in 2000, the positive evaluation by the EAEVE occurred in 2009.

Quality Assurance Policy

The birth of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the ULPGC coincided with the establishment  of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) (1988). The primary objective of the EAEVE is to monitor the harmonization of the minimum standards set down in the study programme for veterinary surgeons in European Union Directive 2005/36 (download). This is enacted through the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training, which is managed by the EAEVE but with joint responsibility together with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).

The fact of having lived almost since its inception with this culture of evaluation under European quality standards is a positive element that has favored the adoption of innovative initiatives primarily aimed at meeting requirements comparable teaching quality with other European Veterinary Faculties. Thus, after the evaluation process developed at the beginning of 2009, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ULPGC has joined the list of European Veterinary Faculties assessed positively, at least enjoy that status until 2019. Certainly, the character does not this permanent status and the requirements set by the EAEVE, focuses the efforts of the College to a process of continuous improvement and adaptation to new needs.

The extension of the culture of quality to all processes spelled out in the Quality Assurance System at the Faculty of Veterinary is necessary in the context of work by the teaching quality.


The Veterinary Faculty of ULPGC is a centre of further education, unique in the Canarian archipelago, committed to teaching quality and veterinary training.

The Veterinary Faculty of ULPGC aims to offer adequate answers to the demands of Canary Islands society in questions that refer to animal medicine, animal health, public health, the food production sector, animal production in arid zones, Aquaculture and marine environment, in collaboration with other institutions, in a show of respect for nature and the animal world through the training of qualified professionals, research, and offering the most up to date services and quality.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has as general policy: the organization of teaching, teaching-learning processes and administrative, managing the necessary and sufficient resources for teaching and research, as is reflected in the Quality Assurance System (QAS).

For this act:

– ensuring that the QAS is held, monitored and reviewed periodically.
– promoting in each of the services and procedures the continuous improvement through the development of specific objectives by analyzing the results and suggesting review, and applying the corrective and preventive actions that may be necessary.


The Veterinary Faculty of ULPGC would like to be recognised in the future as a platform of veterinary training beyond the archipelago, being a southern border for the European Union and a bridge between Africa, Europe and Latin America. We aim to be centre of reference in terms of teaching, research, and offering veterinary services in the archipelago, recognised inside and outside the Canary Islands for the professional excellence of our graduates and excellence in competitive lines of research.


The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine identifies with the institutional values of the ULPGC as democratic participation, transparency in management, the fundamental right of equality between women and men and non-discrimination among its members on account of birth, race, religion, opinion or any other condition or personal or social circumstance.

As eigenvalues of the Faculty of Veterinary we can emphasize the ethical commitment and interest in and respect for animal welfare and nature.

The management of the Faculty of Veterinary makes a commitment to guarantee the quality of the center, basing its actions on the analysis of the needs and expectations of all its stakeholders.

Main objectives

  1. Provide training targeted to excellence, ensuring a consistent academic offer with the needs and expectations of our users and society in general.
  2. Improve the development and management practices, with special emphasis on the organization of extramural training and Day-One Skills of EAEVE.
  3. Achieve the maximum coordination in the implementation of academic activities.
  4. Promote upgrading of Academic, Research and Administrative Staff and improve, as far as possible, the availability of resources necessary for the performance of its activities.
  5. Enhance the quality of mobility of students, PDI and PAS to other national and foreign higher education institutions.
  6. Encourage the culture of quality and involvement of all stakeholders in the continuous improvement of the Faculty.


Strategic Plan 2016-2019


Operational Plan 2017-2018 

Annual reports of activities
(Sorry!, in Spanish)

Curso académico 2017-2018
Curso académico 2016-2017
Curso académico 2015-2016
Curso académico 2014-2015
Curso académico 2013-2014
Curso académico 2012-2013
Curso académico 2011-2012
Curso académico 2010-2011 
Curso académico 2009-2010 
Curso académico 2008-2009 
Curso académico 2007-2008 
Curso académico 2006-2007
Curso académico 2005-2006

Teaching Veterinary Hospital

Annual report 2014 –  Case report 2009-2014

Annual report – 2015

Annual report – 2016

Our logo

Link to our logo’s website

The Veterinary Faculty trough the press

Autoras: María del Carmen Iglesias López y Estrella Ossorio Moreno. 

Compilation of press learned from Jable (digital newspaper archive of the University Library) on the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ULPGC, in commemoration of the XXV Anniversary. December 15, 2012. (59.4 Mb)


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