Welcome to ESVPS

European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies

ESVPS is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing the entire veterinary team with high quality, achievable qualifications that are recognised worldwide

Stepping stones to higher education

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.

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Gain valuable skills and confidence to enhance your performance in practice


Over 15 years experience in the provision of veterinary postgraduate assessments, awards and veterinary course accreditation


Over 3800 veterinary professionals awarded a veterinary postgraduate qualification internationally


A combination of didactic and practical tuition and reflective learning without taking excessive time away from their busy clinical practice

The highest academic standard

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’. 

General Practitioner Certificates / PgC

General Practitioner Advanced Certificates

Distance Learning

Mission statement

“To be the leading provider of accreditation for high quality, practically relevant veterinary CPD and provision of highly respected, clinically relevant veterinary qualifications globally.”

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Whittingham Drive
Wroughton, Swindon
SN4 0QJ, UK.

Tel: +44 1793208124
Email: nordics@esvps.org