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European master of small animal veterinary medicine

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Since 1992, the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) has been providing post-graduate training courses for veterinarians wishing to upgrade their knowledge in many areas of clinical veterinary medicine. These courses are the foundation of the European Master and Certificate programs.
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The EMSAVM is a post-graduate qualification, also defined as a “professional Master degree” which means that the degree is obtained by part-time formal course work (ESAVS courses) and individual written work (case logs, case reports and thesis) validated by examinations. The European Master degree corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and testifies an intermediary level of clinical competence and in depth theoretical knowledge in a specific discipline  as well as communicative and investigative skills.

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The CSAVP prepares the veterinarian to attain an intermediate level of competence in a specific discipline. It promotes the problem-solving approach and the concept of evidence-based medicine in daily practice. The CSAVP corresponds to 30 ECTS and involves modules in course work and written work (case log) validated by examinations.

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  • Dr. Pierre Cadot: Veterinary Hospital in Paris, France
  • Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré: University of Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Dr.h.c. Hans-Joachim Koch: Veterinary Hospital in Birkenfeld, Germany
  • Dr. Elisabeth Müller: Bad Kissingen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Tschirhart: University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Vandevelde: Veterinary School in Berne, Switzerland