VetAgro Sup, an Institution accredited for the excellence of its Veterinary and Agronomic training
Higher Education Institutions are regularly evaluated, on a compulsory or voluntary basis, by external organizations. The purpose of these evaluations is to check that the practices match with the objectives of the standard data (pedagogical, professional, quality standards, etc.), the continuous improvement of the quality of the services offered and the satisfaction of the implicit and expressed needs of the interested stakeholders (students, professionals, institutional or private research partners, companies, societies, etc.). Accreditations are the guarantee of the excellence of our training and the recognition of the investment of all the educational, research and development teams or support of the general organization of VetAgro Sup.
The quality approach, which is the basis of the accreditation process, is based on the implementation of expected measures, their formalization and communication, the recording of problems and their concerted analysis, the implementation of improvement actions and their evaluation, as well as the permanent internal verification of compliance with requirements and needs.
The accreditation process begins with the writing of a self-assessment report prior to the visit of a delegation of auditors who, based on evidences provided by the Institution and after visits and interviews, will assess the conformity of the practices and the organization.
The culture of evaluation is strongly rooted in VetAgro Sup: EAEVE and AVMA accreditations of Veterinary training; the accreditation of the Engineering curriculum by the CTI; the evaluation of the Institution; the co-accredited training and research activities by HCERES, but also thanks to the accreditations of the technical platforms (Cofrac, BPL, NF S-96900) or the ABCD Bachelor Degree (ISO 9001).
The Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (Commission for Engineering Qualifications (CTI)) is in charge of developing the quality of Engineering education, evaluating it and promoting the title and profession of engineer in France and abroad. The Agronomic education on Clermont-Ferrand campus is periodically evaluated by the CTI, which authorizes VetAgro Sup to award the Engineering diploma. This accreditation was renewed in 2017 for teaching under student and apprentice status for its maximum duration. This assessment is required for any Engineering School that awards a recognized Engineering degree.
In order to optimize the evaluations of Higher Education Institutions, the CTI evaluation schedule has been brought closer to that of HCERES. This is why VetAgro Sup’s Engineering training will be evaluated again in 2019, in coordination with HCERES. The preparation of these evaluations is collaborative: a steering committee including the editors oversees the preparation of the self-evaluation file. A mirror group representing the VetAgro Sup community (staff and students) consolidates the document before it is proposed to the entire Institution for opinion, then validated in the various bodies ending with the Board.
The mission of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) is to evaluate, promote and develop the quality of Veterinary education in Europe. It checks the training programs and the means used to deliver them, but also the respect of the principles of continuous improvement. VetAgro Sup is approved by the EAEVE until 2025, but has requested to be reassessed in 2020, based on the new standard approved in 2019. A steering committee for Veterinary accreditations has been set up to prepare the AVMA and EAEVE evaluations simultaneously for 2020. It is composed of standards pilots and student representatives and is complemented by action groups in different fields.
VetAgro Sup Self Evaluation Report
VetAgro Sup Self Evaluation Report – Appendices
Report of evaluation EAEVE
Result of the evaluation EAEVE
In 2013, VetAgro Sup obtained the accreditation of the American Veterinary Medical Association for a period of 7 years. The Lyon Veterinary campus is the only one of the 4 French Veterinary Schools to have acquired and maintained it each year. It allows VetAgro Sup Veterinary graduate students to have direct access to the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) if they want to practice in the United States or Canada and avoid the 3 demanding and costly preliminary examinations (English test + BCSE theoretical test + CPE practical test) ($600-$1000 for the NAVLE alone against $10 000 for the 4). On the other hand, it allows North American students to study in a European institution with the same level of education as American and Canadian faculties, thus creating an international opening.