Core Curriculum

The core curriculum or basic training lasts four years. It is divided into eight semesters and the final two semesters are mostly devoted to clinical training.
Veterinary training starts with the teaching of fundamental science followed by pre-clinical and then clinical training.

A theoretical and clinical curriculum

The initial training in EnvA lasts eight semesters and includes solid theoretical and practical teachings starting very early in the curriculum (as soon as the first year). Many changes have been implemented in recent years in order to use modern teaching methods and to allow the school to adapt to the requirements of international standards.


Clinical training is obviously built on the University Veterinarian Hospital of Alfort, whose new Small Animals Clinic opened in 2009. EnvA also retains several rooms dedicated to veterinarian medical simulation, allowing students to learn technical knowledge on mannequins and inert material, or to perform role-plays in "client communication".
Similarly, in order to better prepare students for the business world, lessons in management sciences have been reinforced.

During the first three years of initial training, students divide their time between practical lessons in the morning (2/3 of the time) and lectures in the afternoon (1/3 of the time). The fourth year is essentially composed of clinical practices. The diagnostic and therapeutic approach as well as technical knowledge improvement (surgical procedures…) are the key points of this year.

Divided into eight-semesters

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The program includes 60 ECTS credits per academic year. The credits are divided among the different Competence Units and the validation of personnal project credits.

List of Competence Units:


Semestre 5
Anatomie de l'encolure et du tronc
Histologie et physiologie des appareils circulatoire, respiratoire et urinaire
Communication et règlementation dans la profession vétérinaire
Bases sur l'élevage et les industries agro-alimentaires 1
Connaissance, abord, contention des espèces animales de compagnie, travail et loisir


Semestre 6
Anatomie de la tête et des membres
Digestion, endocrinologie, métabolisme, nutrition
Approche Génétique amélioration / santé
Immunologie et infectiologie générales
Bases sur l'élevage et les industries agro-alimentaires 1
Anglais professionnel et simulation de gestion d'entreprise


Semestre 7
Anatomie pathologique générale, biochimie, immunologie pathologique
Infectiologie clinique 1
Pharmacie, Pharmacologie et Toxicologie du médicament vétérinaire
Gestion de la santé des ruminants 1 (digestif et respiratoire)
Anglais professionnel et découverte de la pratique libérale
Sémiologie et propédeutique
Connaissance et maîtrise de la reproduction


Semestre 8
Infectiologie clinique 2
Gestion santé Ruminants 2 - outils et modèles pour le vétérinaire sanitaire
Gestion collective de la production et de la santé dans les élevages de monogastriques
Communication professionnelle, scientifique, et interpersonnelle
Elevage Chien, Chat, Equin et NAC
Neurologie intégrative et Ethologie


Semestre 9
Biologie Clinique
Vétérinaire sanitaire 2 - Zoonoses
Pathologie médicale et thérapeutique 1 (cardio, respi, neuro)
Pathologie médicale et thérapeutique 2 (dermato, ophtalmo)
Urgence, anesthésie, soins intensifs, toxicologie
Anglais médical et entreprendre en libéral
Soins infirmiers et simulation 1


Semestre 10
Pathologie médicale et thérapeutique 3 (uro, gastro-entero)
Gestion de la production et de la santé des vaches laitières
Hygiène, qualité et sécurité des aliments
Anatomie pathologique spéciale
Médecine préventive
Soins infirmiers et simulation 2