New Distance Learning Platform From 2021! 

The WVEPAH, as with all academic institutions, has had to adapt to the global health situation and travel restrictions.

Therefore, for 2021, the WVEPAH will move its teaching platform online.

The WVEPAH’s first commitment is to maintain the quality of education. The specialist teachers (Course Masters), who have formed the teaching staff since courses began in 2014, will not change.

During 2021, course modules will no longer be attached to a specific location. This will allow all future students, no matter the language of instruction (English, French or Spanish), to access the courses. Students will be able to study at their own pace, in the environment of their choosing and according to their availability. Not having to travel will not only reduce the health risks associated with COVID, but also the costs for students from transport, accommodation and meals. 

The primary objective of improving and validating the expertise of veterinarians in poultry medicine remains the same. Each 8-10 hour block of pre-recorded lessons will be followed by a 2 hour session with the teachers via Zoom.
The courses are open to students of all nationalities and not restricted to a geographical area. The OIE part of the courses has not changed. 

Module I (Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/Regulation Module OIE-WOAH) will be a prerequisite for the specialized Module II courses (broilers, layers, turkeys etc.). There will only be one exam at the end of Module II. This exam of 100 multiple choice questions will cover the syllabuses of both modules. A transition solution is planned for those who have already completed a Module II course without having done Module I and who wish to receive certification.

The diploma issued by the University of Luxembourg to students who have passed the exam will retain the same value, so the prerequisites for those wishing to participate remain the same.

The constant concern for the WVEPAH is to offer participants the best training at the best cost. Distance learning creates logistical and technical costs for the WVEPAH, as well as savings related to the lack of travel. The new prices reflect this balance and, given the current economic situation, the overall cost of WVEPAH courses has thus been significantly reduced for participants.

Continuing Education and Certification in Production Animal Health

Complementary and Certification Programs for professionals

World Wide Learning from the Best: ‘training programs for professionals by professionals’

The World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health in Luxembourg is a non-profit organization providing high quality post-graduate study programs for professionals in various aspects of Production Animal Health.

If you are a professional in Poultry Health and Production, the high standard Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from the WVEPAH is for you! Take the opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills and get your previously acquired competencies officially validated through an international academic diploma that is validated worldwide by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH/OIE) for the regulation part. Graduates get “de facto” the status of international expert.

A high level of training is guaranteed by small groups of participants, real study cases, modern facilities, practical workshops and internationally recognized teachers. Further information on our policy, study programs and faculty are available on this website.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Europe

Bangkok, Thailand

Asia

Berlin, Germany

Europe

Curitiba, Brazil

South America

Dakar, Sénégal

Africa

Egypt

Africa

Gaborone, Botswana

Africa

Guadalajara, Mexico

Central America

Mexico-City, Mexico

Central America

Manilla, Philippines

Asia

Lima, Peru

South America

Nairobi, Kenya

Africa

Shanghai, China

Asia

Toulouse, France

Europe

Tunis, Tunisia

Africa

Utrecht, Netherlands

Europe

India

Asia

WVEPAH: Training and examination centers

existing     planned

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Bangkok, Thailand
Berlin, Germany
Curitiba, Brazil
Dakar, Senegal
Gaborone, Botswana
Guadalajara, Mexico
Egypt
Lima, Peru
Mexico-City, Mexico
Manilla, Philippines
Nairobi, Kenya
Shanghai, China
Toulouse, France
Tunis, Tunisia
Utrecht, Holland

About the WVEPAH

The WVEPAH is the second branch of the “European Association for Veterinary Specialization” (EAVS), a non-profit organization registered in Luxembourg since 1989. EAVS promoted the transnational organization of Veterinary Specialization in Europe with the support of the European Union (EU). In 1992 it created the “European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies” (ESAVS) mainly addressing the companion animal area. ESAVS was supported by EU Education programs to develop the concept of veterinary specialization by offering high quality continuing education and as a recruitment platform for future specialists. 

The ESAVS, has been very successful. Educational programs in 27 locations in Europe and 10 in China enrol more than 1 000 participants each year, coming from more than 50 countries. The ESAVS, affiliated with the University of Luxembourg, offers the European Certificate and European Master programs in the field of companion animal veterinary medicine. 

Levels of expertise of professionals in poultry farming

 

Top level poultry experts are employed in various positions throughout the world, such as in the pharmaceutical and agro-food industries, as well as as veterinarians or poultry farming educators.

However, depending on each professional’s past work experience and educational background, the levels of expertise in the various aspects of this field may vary greatly.

While all professionals have their own individual strengths, in order to obtain the status of “expert”, they must meet the international standards required by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in each of the areas involved in the overall management of poultry production.

The table below summarizes the competencies of 120 participants from 22 countries, during previous WVEPAH-OIE courses. It shows their levels of competency in various areas of Poultry Farming, according to their job and day-to-day work.

Levels of expertise in poultry production