The school of Alfort was created in 1765, three years
The Alfort Veterinary School is a Higher Education and Research Establishment under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAA - Ministère de l'agriculture et de l'agro-alimentaire). It is a founding member of the Université Paris-Est and has strong links with the National Research Laboratories of Public Health, Medicine and Agriculture (ANSES, INSERM and INRA)
The second veterinary school in the world
One School, three sites
The School was created in 1766 in the hamlet of Alfort, two leagues from Paris. Over the next two and half centuries the School has developed and still occupies its original site of 11 hectares. It is now located in the heart of the town of Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne).
The development of new teaching topics caused the School to create two further sites situated in two different Régions of France. These sites are specialised in large herbivorous animals.
In 1975, the School acquired the domain of Champignelles, in the Yonne Département to create an application centre for farm animals. The site includes a cattle herd, a flock of sheep, an ultra-modern deer farm, student accommodation and a training centre. Students are taught in small groups ensuring personalised training in veterinary medicine.
The Centre for Imaging and Research in Equine Locomotor Disorders (CIRALE) was built in 1999 at Dozulé (Calvados Département). It is a world-renowned reference centre for locomotor pathology in horses. First class clinicians, high-tech imagery equipment, collaborations with prestigious teams and internationally recognised research provide a unique tool for students, veterinary surgeons and horse owners.