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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) is a non for profit organization registered in Luxembourg. ESAVS is 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. ESAVS 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 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 over 30 years of experience. More than 750 residential courses in 21 clinical disciplines have been organized for over 17.000 participants around the world. ESAVS courses and study programs inspired many to continue their professional development becoming diplomates of European and/or American specialist colleges and lecturers at universities.