About ESAVS:
Targeting Excellence in Postgraduate Clinical Education

Origins and Aims

The ESAVS was founded in 1991 by three veterinarians, one from academia and two from small animal practice. The basis of its foundation was the belief that any veterinarian, regardless of their income, country of residence or the veterinary school they attended, could attain first rate professional competence and success according to ability or achievement with the support of state-of-the-art training at an international postgraduate veterinary school designed to enable upward professional development for all.

The ESAVS of today demonstrates that this ambitious aim has been amply realised. ESAVS stands as a broadly-based, international, non-profit organisation, which is quite different from the commercial CE providers which have emerged in recent years. ESAVS has succeeded in coupling the desire for self-improvement and the thirst for knowledge amongst veterinarians in a way that can be likened to the "the charm of anticipated success”, as presented by Alexis de Tocqueville (The American Dream), which spurs students towards professional excellence. This philosophy and the outstanding teaching quality of the ESAVS have drawn over ten thousand veterinarians from all over the world to the study programmes and courses of the ESAVS.

Structure of ESAVS

Today ESAVS study programs and courses are provided by two organisational trunks,  ESAVS Europe and ESAVS Asia. This recognises that small animal veterinary medicine is evolving rapidly in Asia compared to the more developed situation in Europe.
ESAVS Europe and ESAVS Asia follow the same principles of excellence and are closely related to each other.

ESAVS training programmes and intensive courses include lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case presentations and laboratory work. In order to permit a high level of training efficiency, the number of participants per course is limited. Daily tuition includes new scientific information and practical exercises in small groups. Each course is supervised by course masters (tutors) who are experienced experts of high repute. The teaching language is English. Courses in China are held with consecutive translation to Chinese.

Trunk A:
ESAVS Europe is a non-profit organization registered in Luxembourg(A.S.B.L.), R.C.S. Luxembourg F10892. → ESAVS Europe Board Members

Trunk B:
ESAVS Asia is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the European Association of Veterinary Specialization (EAVS), registered in Luxemburg (A.S.B.L., reg Nr vol 411 fol case 4), R.C.S. Luxembourg F4152.

EAVS Board Members

Dr. Dr. Hans-Joachim Koch

  • Dr. Dr.h.c. DECVD
  • Birkenfeld, Germany

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Dr. Pierre Cadot

  • Paris, France

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Prof. Dr. Marc Vandevelde

  • Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. DECVN

  • Berne, Switzerland

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ESAVS Asia Organising Structure

Executive Committee Members:

Dr. Dr. Hans Koch (Small Animal Veterinary Hospital Birkenfeld, Germany), Ms Xu Jie (Shanghai, China), Prof. Dr. Xia Zhao Fei (China Agricultural University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Beijing, China), Adjoint committee member: Dr. Federico Porporato (Istituto Veterinario Novara, Italy)

ESAVS Asia Local Organisers:

Ms Xu Jie (Shanghai, China), Dr. Chaiyot Tanrattana (Bangkok, Thailand), Drh. Siti Komariah (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Senior Advisor:

Prof. Dr. David Lloyd (Hatfield, UK)

ESAVS Asia Organising Team

Business development: Ms. Katja Müller (ESAVS Asia German Office Birkenfeld, Germany)
VetUpgrade: Ms. Julianna Frangos-Gross (ESAVS Asia German Office Birkenfeld, Germany)
ESAVS Asia outside China: Ms. Sabien van der Velde (Birkenfeld, Germany)
IEVS: (International E-Learning Veterinary School): Ms. Vivian Ni (Paris, France)