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Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

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The European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine programme delivered by the University of Luxembourg is a post-graduate qualification, also defined as a “professional Master degree” which means that the degree is obtained by part-time formal course work (ESAVS courses) and individual written work (case logs, case reports and thesis) validated by examinations. 

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 The European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine programme delivered by the University of Luxembourg  corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and testifies an intermediary level of clinical competence and in depth theoretical knowledge in a specific discipline  as well as communicative and investigative skills.


The ESAVS and the University of Luxembourg also issue an examination-validated certificate, corresponding to a shorter version of the Master programme, with less compulsory class hours and written work. This CSAVP (Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary Practice) corresponds to 30 ECTS.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cardiology 
  • Dentistry 
  • Dermatology 
  • Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Neurology 
  • Surgery 

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a recognized veterinary degree from a University or equivalent institution of higher learning. Institutions that are listed in the “anabin” data base and received an H+ mark are accepted.
  • Candidates holding a veterinary degree of an EAEVE/AVMA/AVBC accredited veterinary schools may enter the program immediately after graduation. Other candidates are required to have at least one year of professional experience in small animal veterinary medicine prior to entering the program.
  • Candidates must provide proof that for the whole duration of the Master program they are working full or part (minmum 20h/week) time in a veterinary practice or clinic with a case load of at least 1000 diseased small animals (500 per clinician) per year and adequate facilities for examination, surgery, diagnostic imaging and hospitalisation: Clinic Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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  • Registration fee per semester : 250 € (covers the administrative costs and University enrollment fees)
  • Tuition fees: fees for the courses in the chosen discipline – please refer to the overview of the ESAVS Courses


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Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
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