Here you will find brief answers to a number of frequently asked questions. If you still have any questions left, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone. We will be happy to assist you.
This course is conducted entirely onsite. Lecturers and participants will be on location for both lectures and practical sessions.
This course has both an online and an on-site module. Participants will attend the lectures online whereas the practical sessions will take place in person.
This course enables participants and lecturers to participate either online or in person depending on special circumstances of a specific course.
This course is conducted entirely online. Lecturers and participants will be online for all of the lectures and any other course activities.
What should I do If I get sick prior to the beginning of the course?
ESAVS does not grant any refunds in the event of a cancellation received less than 6 weeks (42 days) prior to the course. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, when registering for a course and making travel arrangements. Travel insurance can cover the cost of your travel expenses in the event of a last minute cancellation or emergency. To learn more about our cancelation policy, please refer to the terms and conditions page on our website.
What can I do if I have problems registering for a course?
Why am I experiencing problems with credit card payment?
What are the cancellation requirements?
In the event of a cancellation received between 12 to 8 weeks (84-56 days) prior to the course, the ESAVS reserves the right to retain 50% of the payment received.
Cancellations made more than 12 weeks (more than 84 days) before the course start date will receive a full refund minus €300 administrative costs.
Fees cannot be transferred to another course or refunded for either cash or goods, unless a separate agreement with the ESAVS office has been made. This may incur an administrative charge (€300).
Tuition fees will be fully reimbursed if a course is cancelled by the ESAVS. No further claim can be raised thereafter. This means that the ESAVS refunds only tuitions fees and does not reimburse expenses for travel arrangements made by participants.
The annual enrolment fees and examination fees for the Master or Certificate Program are non-refundable.
I have recently changed my address, what should I do?
How can I sign up on a waiting list for a course?
Where can I find the course notes?
Where can I find my log in data for the ESAVS cloud?
When will I receive my access data?
When will I get access to the course notes?
Master & Certificate
Exams - where and when do they take place?
Please find the exact dates on the ESAVS website (Master / Certificate program pages)
What is the difference between the Master and the Certificate?
Can I first enroll for the Certificate and then go on to the Master program?
The Certificate program (CSAVP) and the Master program (EMSAVM) are two different continuing education options. The CSAVP is somewhat less demanding, the EMSAVM is more comprehensive and takes longer. Before a student enrols in either program, they should think about which program is right for them.
Please be aware that it is not possible to obtain the CSAVP and the EMSAVM in the same discipline. This means once you have completed the CSAVP you may not „continue or add on“ the EMSAVM in the same discipline, since validated course work or written work cannot count twice for two separate certifications/degrees.
It is however possible to switch from the CSAVP to the EMSAVM program (and vice versa), during your enrolment time, as long as you stay in the same discipline and switch not later than two years after the initial date of enrolment. All current ECTS credits will be transferred; the maximum study time still applies from the time of initial enrolment. It is only possible to switch programs once.
What is the diploma / title I receive once I successfully completed the Master or Certificate program?
Certificate program: ESAVS “Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary Practice/ discipline” (CSAVP / discipline).
What is the total cost of the Master (Certificate) program?
Does ESAVS provide accommodation and / or a job?
ESAVS does not provide any employment for their Master / Certificate students.