EAEVE was founded in 1988 and initially based in Maisons-Alfort, France. Later, the administrative office was based in Brussels, Belgium and since 2007, the seat of EAEVE and its offices have been in Vienna, Austria. EAEVE is a non-profit organisation and the only international or EU transnational non-governmental accrediting agency for veterinary medicine within Europe. EAEVE membership is voluntary and has nearly 100 Veterinary Education Establishments from over 30 countries.
As a supranational but subject-focused agency, EAEVE main activity focuses within the EHEA as an accreditation body for veterinary education establishments at the international level, mainly focused in Europe. EAEVE manages the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT), a profession-specific accreditation system which evaluates, promotes and further develops the quality and standard of Veterinary Teaching Establishments and their teaching within, but not limited to, the member states of the EU. The main objective of the ESEVT is to monitor the harmonization of the minimum standards set down in the study programme for veterinarians in the EU Directives that regulate the mutual recognition of qualification of graduates in Health degrees, including veterinarians.
The ESEVT evaluation process is a fully transparent international accreditation procedure. Periodic evaluation is compulsory for EAEVE members, every 7 years. Four types of evaluation are organised:
EAEVE’s most recent external review report can be found here.
EAEVE is registered on EQAR.