Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe

  • is a joint initiative of EAEVE, EBVS, FVE and UEVP

  • has developed a standard for structured continuing professional development and mutual recognition across Europe.

  • develops separate dossier of competences for the different species based on the VETCEE standard and in collaboration with European associations acting on each different discipline of the veterinary profession. So far, VETCEE has adopted five (5) Dossiers of competences, namely in Companion Animal Medicine, Porcine Health Management, Equine Medicine, Bovine Health and Production and Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine.

  • appoints independent panels of experts to evaluate programmes in the European countries according to the VETCEE Standard and the respective Dossier of Competencies. Programmes that successfully pass the evaluation are approved by the VETCEE Board and granted the VETCEE logo.

Standards and Dossiers of Competences

Apply for evaluation by VETCEE

VETCEE Approved programmes



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Standards and Dossiers of Competences

VETCEE Standard (Revised March 2016)

Dossier of Competencies available







Application process

VETCEE accepts applications for the evaluation and approval of mid-tier veterinary programmes. In order to go on with the evaluation of your programme, please download the application form and dully complete it according to the instructions.

Please contact VETCEE Secretariat for any further information on how to apply.









Programmes in Companion Animal Medicine granted the VETCEE approval

  • (NEW!)Certified in Bovine Veterinary Medicine by Ghent University- More info
  • Certified in Porcine Veterinary Medicine by Ghent University in Belgium - More info
  • UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA post-graduate programme in Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine - More info
  • Post graduate training programme in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University in Belgium
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences-University of Copenhagen and the Danish Veterinary Association in Denmark - More info
  • British Small Animal Veterinary Association and Nottingham Trent University in UK - More info
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine- University of Life Sciences of Lublin in Poland









Andrew BYRNE (Chair)

Valerie BEATTY (Treasurer)


Dominiek MAES (EBVS)




VETCEE General Secretary



VETCEE Office:


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Tel: +32 2 533 70 20

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