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Welcome to ESVPS

European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2003 with the remit of accrediting veterinary CPD and awarding a range of Certificates on a pan-European basis.  ESVPS has over ten years’ experience in the veterinary industry of running examinations and accrediting courses. 

Since its launch in 2003, over 3,600 veterinary professionals have gained an ESVPS Certificate.  

The uniqueness of the ESVPS certificates is that, through the modular training programmes candidates are given structured taught sessions from experienced professionals, which the final examination is based on.  Candidates are required to complete further study and course work in their own time and guidance and assistance is available throughout the taught course.

On successful completion of the Certificate the candidate will not only have gained valuable additional skills, but also the confidence and competence to use these skills and knowledge to enhance the value of their practice.  Many have used the General Practitioner Certificate as a stepping stone to higher education or have gone on to complete more than one ESVPS Certificate.

The standard of the ESVPS Certificates are consistent across all countries and therefore anyone gaining an ESVPS Certificate, regardless of what country they have taken the exam, will have recognition of achieving a set standard which is recognised across many European countries. 

ESVPS is delighted to announce that many of our qualifications have been validated by Harper Adams University (HAU) at a Postgraduate Certificate Level 7 (Masters) within the Quality Assurance Agency framework.  These certificates carry 60 academic credits (ECTS) and there is a full route to a Master’s Degree (180 ECTS) available through the three-way collaboration between ESVPS, HAU and Improve International. The rigorous validation process undertaken by HAU, together with their on-going involvement in the Improve International programmes ensures that both the teaching elements and the examination processes meet the highest academic standards.

Anyone gaining a PgC through HAU/ESVPS is eligible to apply for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 'Advanced Practitioner Status'. 

The ESVPS Certificates are continuing to grow in popularity and are recognised within the profession as a certificate worthy of achieving.

Read more >

Press release:
Announcing Harper Adams University ESVPS PGCerts >

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After 14 years we've updated our logo!

As of today, we are releasing a new logo which will appear on all ESVPS communications worldwide. As an ESVPS candidate we wanted to raise your awareness as to why we have developed our brand and what the impact will be. Read more >

General Practitioner Certificates / PgC 

ESVPS offers a wide range of General Practitioner Certificates (GPCerts) most of which can lead on to a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC). Please click below for further details of the subjects available.

Further information and list of exam subjects >

Nurses Certificates

ESVPS offers a selection of Nurses Certificates (NCerts). Please click below for further details of the subjects available.

Further information and list of exam subjects >


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