The program focuses on the progressive acquisition of 6 competencies that apply to all areas where the veterinarian may practice in the context of his or her profession.

Competency 1 : Diagnose by collecting information in a rigorous, objective, systematic and comprehensive manner by interpreting the information collected in a scientific and critical manner based on hierarchical and relevant diagnostic assumptions.

Competency 2 : Make a shared decision taking into account the constraints, risks and prognosis of the different options by integrating the veterinary perspective and the patient/other party's perspective when planning implementation.

Competency 3 : Implement appropriate medical treatment or care by ensuring that the objectives set are followed up and achieved, possibly adjusting them according to developments in the situation and respecting the recommendations of use.

Competence 4 : Prevent animal and public health disorders by providing clear and complete information on the related risk factors by identifying hazards as early as possible and notifying them where necessary by implementing relevant and legal preventive treatments.

Competency 5 : Establish a professional relationship with the various stakeholders by creating and maintaining a relationship of trust by communicating appropriately and respecting the free will of the other party.

Competence 6 : Develop the expertise necessary for the effective exercise of the profession and its constant evolution by defining relevant activity management indicators to ensure the sustainable functioning of the professional activity by developing a professional activity at the service of the patient and society, under ethical, legal, regulatory and deontological conditions in accordance with the practice of veterinary medicine by recognizing its limits of competence by participating in a continuous training process by contributing scientifically and qualitatively to the evolution of the practice of veterinary medicine.


o achieve this, the program consists of solid theoretical training but also includes a large part of practical learning from the baccalaureate level with laboratory activities, dissections, practical work on large animals and pets, an immersion internship in an animal environment, and breeding activities at the experimental farm.

In addition, meetings with the profession are organized in the form of seminars and round tables, and students regularly meet clinical veterinarians who take an active part in their supervision, which allows students to make early links with practice.  This link with practice is also fostered by the direct proximity of the clinic, which allows them to see cases very early in their training.

Self-learning with the provision of online multimedia resources is used in many teaching units, allowing students to evolve at their own pace and become active in their teaching.

Finally, the involvement of most of the teachers in the FARAH Faculty Research Centre or in the multidisciplinary GIGA research centre, located in the nearby Faculty of Medicine, opens the student to an essential rigorous scientific approach.  Students who wish to do so have the opportunity to carry out an experimental end-of-study work in one of these research centres.

Master's degree teaching is built on the same principles, with an additional dimension of knowledge application through clinical activities that take an increasingly important part as the master progresses.

To provide this training, students regularly attend the University Veterinary Clinic (CVU), which admits a very large number of cases of all domestic animal species.  In addition, they have the opportunity to attend a large number of basic clinical activities organized outside the faculty (consultations in shelters and SPAs, farm visits, interventions at the experimental farm, etc.).

Finally, learning activities within a modern pilot food processing unit and internships in slaughterhouses, industry and official food chain control units allow the student to train in the field of food, an area that is also essential for generalist training.

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