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NEW ESAVS Master of Advanced Studies and Certificate of Advanced Studies

It is with great pleasure that we announce significant changes to our Master & Certificate programs, a testament to our organization´s commitment to adapt and grow. These changes are our response to the evolving needs of the veterinary profession and offer veterinarians in our community programs that are tailor made for focusing on clinical practice. Our new ESAVS programs are titled “Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Veterinary Medicine” and “Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Veterinary Medicine”.

The ESAVS courses

ESAVS courses consist of lectures, practicals and wetlabs. They 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. A great opportunity to broaden 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).

Courses open for registration

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.
The degree of “Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine” 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.  


The European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) was founded in 1991 in Luxembourg as a UETP (University-Enterprise-Training-Partnership) and pilot project of the EU COMETT II program. ESAVS is registered as a non-profit organization in Luxemburg and is a member of FEDE (an international association of ca. 500 private schools of higher education, which holds participatory status in the council of the European Union). The ESAVS provides state-of-the-art study programs in a variety of clinical veterinary disciplines. Using university and commercial facilities in some 20 European countries, the ESAVS conducts these programs for veterinarians in practice and academia from all over the world. Internationally recognized teachers, a problem-oriented approach, intensive use of case presentations, interactive teaching, practical workshops/ wet labs and limited participant numbers per course optimize the effective exchange of knowledge and skills. The programs in various specialized disciplines consist of a series of residential courses and distance learning. The faculty of the ESAVS consists exclusively of specialist college members, who were also selected because of their teaching skills. The participants can acquire new skills and knowledge which they can apply in their practice. ESAVS offers certificate and master programs that are based on courses, examinations and written work. These formal qualifications in various disciplines aim at the middle-tier level (“between graduate and specialist” as defined by the FVE). More than 19.000 vets have attended the ESAVS courses so far.