It includes 10 semesters split into:
Four years of core curriculum
- 1st year (1A) – Semester 5 and 6
- 2nd year (2A) – Semester 7 and 8
- 3rd year (3A) – Semester 9 and 10
- 4th Year (4A) – Semester 11 and 12
Students receive a basic theoretical training of 8 semesters. From the 3rd year they take part in clinical consultations and from the 4th year, they are completely immersed. Each validated year brings 60 ECTS credits (European Credit transfer system) and involve compulsory internships (off campus and for a minimum duration of 19 weeks). After the validation of those 4 years, students will be graduate from “Diplôme d’études fondamentales veterinaries (DEFV)” which is equivalent to a master degree. Part of the training must be carried out abroad.
One year to increase one’s knowledge
Several options are available:
- Expand your knowledge and professional practice in the clinical sector: pets sector (AC), livestock sector (AP), equine sector (EQ). The school also offers the possibility of joint courses (AC-AP, AC-EQ, AP-EQ)
- Choose the research section or industry section while completing your training at university (2nd year of master degree training or an equivalent diploma)
- Complete your veterinary public health training at ENSV(National School of Veterinary Services)
The validation of the 5th year permits to defend a veterinary doctoral thesis. Enrolment for the doctoral thesis is limited to two. The doctoral thesis is obtained after an oral presentation.
Remark: a “research” curriculum is also available from the 4A
After the validation of the first 3 years of core curriculum, students can attend the 2nd year of research master courses and then prepare a doctoral thesis. It is recommended to attend and validate (from the 2A) 2 M1 credits at the Lyon’s university with a research internship (4 weeks minimum).
- Students have internships over the 4 years of core curriculum. Period and theme are listed in the board below
- During the 5A, students have to carry out internships in the selected curriculum framework
- It is recommended to discover various veterinary jobs through additional work placements out of a teaching period
- Please follow these steps concerning internships: "Démarches stages".
In accordance with Article of April 20th 2007:
- After graduating from DEFV, validation of the 5A permits to defend a veterinary doctoral thesis
- Number of applications per students is limited to two, the 2nd application is conditional upon printing permit
- The veterinary doctoral thesis is delivered to students after the thesis presentation according to the provisions of Articles R 241-1 to R 241-4 in the Rural Code
For additional information, please read: "Thèses".
Part of the curriculum abroad
VetAgro Sup has established cooperative relationships with several foreign veterinary schools or universities. It allows student exchanges during the training.
In accordance with Article 11 of the Order of April 20th 2007 on the veterinary studies, students must spend part of their training abroad (excluding French overseas territories) for a maximal duration of 2 semesters.
This outward mobility could be accomplished during internships or during formal training (accredited establishments only, 1 semester minimum).
All students can receive a financial support to assist mobility over four consecutive weeks of mobility.
Mobility – Training
It can only take place in a foreign establishment that has an exchange agreement. The duration is one semester minimum, 2 semesters maximum.
VetAgro Sup develops international partnerships with many countries in order to encourage exchanges and in particular with:
- European establishments (under the Erasmus programs)
- The school of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal (St-Hyacinthe – Canada)
- UNESP (Sao Paulo) and UFG (Goias) in Brazil, under the BRAFAGRI program, implemented in 2011
Mobility – Internship
It can take place in a partner school or in any other suitable structure (veterinary clinic, research laboratory, zoo…). The placement is subject to the teaching division’s approval. There may be fees for some internship.
Partner establishments :
- Institutions with exchange agreements
- The Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine / Constantine and Tarf’s Universities (Annaba)
- The Thu Duc Veterinary Faculty (Vietnam), in connection with CEVEO
Financial support for outward mobility
All students can receive a grant to assist mobility over four consecutive weeks of mobility, including students who are not grant holders.