Dean’s message

Welcome to VetAgro Sup !

VetAgro Sup is a higher education and research Institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Located in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region on two sites, its agricultural campus in Clermont-Ferrand and the veterinary school in Lyon are strongly involved in the policies of accredited university sites (IDEXLYON and I-SITE CAP 20-25 in Clermont-Ferrand).

1 institution, 2 sites and 3 training courses

VetAgro Sup is the first French public Institution to offer training for veterinarians, agricultural engineers and, with the National School of Veterinary Services – an OIE collaborating centre – veterinary public health inspectors. This training of inspectors illustrates the institution’s contribution to public action in the areas of animal health and food safety. With its accreditations and evaluations (AEEEV, AVMA, CTI, HCERES), VetAgro Sup’s purpose is to train, through114 teacher-researchers, future engineers and veterinarians specialized in their field, recognized and able to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The training courses benefit from by research. More than 100 scientific executives assisted by technical staff are integrated into research units in cooperation with University partners (from Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Grenoble) and with major research organisations (ANSES, CNRS, INRA, INSERM, IRSTEA …). These training courses also benefit from centres of expertise, including the advanced Veterinary University Hospital Centre with an emergency service for pets and horses and many international specialists.

Since 2017, VetAgro Sup have joined the Consortium of Universities for Global Health to put global health at the heart of its activity. Interdisciplinarity is indeed the DNA of the Institution’s training and research and is based on a vision: improving human health is based on transdisciplinary approaches that integrate many factors related to animals and their health, plants, the environment and social practices. This desire to combine disciplines is reflected, for example, in our membership of the College of Higher Studies of Lyon Sciences (CHEL’[S]), which offers students the opportunity to work on projects on the fringes of biological sciences, engineering, but also the human sciences, politics and art.

VetAgro Sup is an Institution naturally open to the outside world with expertise at the service of socio-economic actors or institutional partners and the hosting of companies. Global awareness is fundamental to the professional success of graduates. In this perspective, VetAgro Sup develops student and teacher exchanges with many foreign Universities. At the national level, VetAgro Sup is one of the actors in the network of higher education Institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and actively participates in the pooling of skills and programs.
With VetAgro Sup, you will choose an Institution that has chosen excellence, innovation, public interest and global awareness.

Emmanuelle Soubeyran
Dean of VetAgro Sup