The European Association of the Establishments for Veterinary Education

The European Association of the Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) accredits the veterinary education in Europe and other countries. This is to ensure that the educations comply with EU regulations and the demand for up-to-date professional skills of the European veterinary candidates. This supports the EU-legislation about the free movement of the workforce.

During September 2021 a team from EAEVE visited our Vetschool facilities in Frederiksberg and Taastrup. The visit was planned to take place in 2020, but due to the corona pandemic, it was postponed until 2021. To prepare the for site visit, a Vetschool Self Evaluation Report (SER) was prepared. The report and the related appendices can be accessed here: SER 2020; Appendices 2020.

ECOVE concluded that there was a "Non-compliance with Substandard 1.3 due to the need to implement a strategic plan at VEE level in addition to the existing plans for the two departments". The VetSchool has since drawn up a strategic plan and rectified other shortcomings. A return visit from EAEVE took place September 2022, and was followed up with a decision in ECOVE (December 2022) to re-establish the VetSchool's status as a fully accredited VEE.

The final report of the revisit and the decision from the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE) can be accessed at the links below:

In accordance with the European system for the evaluation of veterinary education (ESEVT) and based on the educational requirements of directive 2005/36/EC as amended by directive 2013/55/EU, the status of the veterinary education institution (VEE) at the University of Copenhagen is: ACCREDITATION.

For further questions, please contact EAEVE Liaison Officer Peter Rekve – pere@SUND.KU.DK