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The National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA) is one of the four French universities whose mission is to train veterinarians. It awards a diploma after seven years of theoretical and clinical training.

A single diploma recognised by the European Union

A diploma from the EnvA school allows a graduate to practice veterinary medicine in the European Union. The school has been approved by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). 


A diploma awarded seven years after the Baccalaureate (exam taken at 18 years-of-age)

Saisie de dossiers par des étudiants au Chuva - crédit photo Lorenzo

The curriculum to become a veterinary surgeon spans seven years of study after the baccalaureate.


Before the end of the fifth year of study at the EnvA, the student undertakes a thesis of veterinary medicine which leads to the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


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Theoretical and clinical training

Bibliothèque - crédit photo ENVA


During the initial training period, the program requires students to complete several placements. Each student must also undertake part of their studies abroad.

Clinical training at the EnvA is varied. Companion animal consultations are performed on the Alfort campus and equine consultations at Alfort and at the Imaging Centre in Dozulé.
In the livestock sector, students work with animals hospitalised at Alfort, follow ambulatory clinics, go on field visits and go to the Champignelles field station.


Beginning a Research Career

Examen au microscope - crédit photo Bruno Allouche

After studying for four years at Alfort, the students can do a M.Sc. and then go on to complete a Ph.D.
In addition to numerous research units on campus, the proximity to research organisations in the Paris metropolitan area creates an environment conducive to taking the initial steps in a research-oriented career.