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… a unique route to veterinary competence!

ESAVS provides state of the art internationally recognized training for veterinarians in a wide range of disciplines. This training is based on residential one to two week courses using a case-oriented problem solving approach with interactive lectures and hands-on practicals.
All study programs consist of a consecutive series of courses in a specific discipline of your choice complemented by distance learning in between courses.
Study programs offer comprehensive in depth coverage of the subject.
Completing a study program extended (in some disciplines) by some additional coursework, successfully passing the respective examinations, and keeping a case log will allow you to obtain a Certificate in your discipline of choice issued by the University of Luxembourg
The academic degree of “European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine” in a Specific Discipline issued by the UL represents the most advanced level of ESAVS training. The master title is awarded after completing a study program and additional courses, passing the respective exams, keeping a case log, as well as writing case reports and a master thesis.

Our courses

ESAVS courses consist of lectures, practicals and wetlabs and are taught by internationally recognized specialists with excellent didactic skills. Participants receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course. During the courses, the students mutually benefit from interaction with other veterinarians of different geographical and professional backgrounds broadening their horizon in small animal veterinary medicine.

Courses are ATF* accredited

* ATF = Academy of veterinary continuing education of the German Federal Chamber of Veterinarians. ATF accreditation is consistent with the RACE-accreditation in the USA, the CVE rules of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in UK or of the Veterinary Council of Ireland (CE credits).

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Upcoming courses open for registration

CourseDateRegistration Status
Anaesthesiology I
Stockholm, Sweden
14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019live
Internal Medicine III
Utrecht, Netherlands
18/11/2019 - 29/11/2019registration open
Dentistry V
Dublin, Ireland
25/11/2019 - 29/11/2019registration open
Cardiology III
Vienna, Austria
02/12/2019 - 06/12/2019registration open


The European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) is a non for profit organization registered in Luxemburg dedicated to the advancement of veterinary medicine for companion animals. ESAVS was founded in 1991 as a project in the frame of the European Union‘s COMETT II and LEONARDO DA VINCI programs. It is affiliated with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg. The ESAVS has an outstanding faculty with over 400 veterinary lecturers from over 20 countries. All are certified specialists with excellent didactic skills. ESAVS offers continuing education based on residential courses in various European locations and distance learning. The ESAVS is a leading international continuing education organization in clinical veterinary medicine for companion animals. It has 25 years of experience. More than 500 residential courses in 21 clinical disciplines have been organized for over 11.000 participants from 51 countries. ESAVS courses and study programs inspired many to continue their professional development becoming diplomates of European and American specialist colleges and lecturers at universities.