The Veterinary Medicine Degree of the Università degli Studi di Milano, following the evaluation process, 22nd to 26th of March 2019, of the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT), has received Full Accreditation from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).
Documentation of the 2019 Accreditation:
In 2013 the Veterinary Medicine Degree of the Università degli Studi di Milano received the first EAEVE approval, which expired in March 2019.
What are EAEVE, ESEVT and ECOVE?
- The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) was founded in 1988. It is the official Authority for accreditation of the veterinary education establishments within Europe, and it is registered in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). The primary objective is to monitor the harmonization of the minimum standards set down in the study programme for veterinary surgeons in European Union Directive 2005/36. EAEVE gives assurance to the quality of graduating veterinary surgeons, and acceptable standards of the veterinary medical establishments and their teaching on agreed benchmarks.
Monitoring and harmonization of the study programmes for veterinary surgeons are carried out through the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT), managed by EAEVE with joint responsibility together with the Federation of Veterinarian of Europe (FVE). The ESEVT evaluation process, described in details in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), periodically updated, is based upon a professional peer evaluation system of the Establishments offering veterinary programmes. ESEVT evaluation implies the preparation of the Self-Evaluation Report (SER) by the Establishment, which is scrutinized by a group of experts and further analysed during a five-day visitation of the Establishment.
- Following ESEVT evaluation, EAEVE proposes to the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE) either ACCREDITATION or CONDITIONAL ACCTEDITATION or NO ACCREDIATION. ECOVE acts as final arbiter in the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT). Accreditation is to be renewed after 7 years. In this respect, the Establishment must produce, 3 years after Accreditation, an interim REPORT showing the major improvements carried out, and, after 7 years, will ask for a new accreditation process.