WVEPAH is a branch of the “European Association for Veterinary Specialization” (EAVS), a non-profit organization registered in Luxembourg since 1989. In 1992 EAVS created the “European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies” (ESAVS, www.esavs.org) which offers high quality continuing education and is officially affiliated with the University of Luxembourg. WVEPAH has a similar structure as the ESAVS and is also affiliated with and supported by the OIE and includes OIE standards and regulations in its training programmes.
WVEPAH programmes consist of a series of courses in a particular field of poultry health and production. A typical study programme is composed of two online courses:
- Module I: «Key Disciplines in Poultry Health / Regulation Module OIE (WOAH)»
- Specialized Module II: «Broilers, Egg Layers, Turkey or Waterfowl health and production»
Courses include pre-recorded courses and LIVE meetings. Each course is taught by course masters who are internationally recognized specialists in their field and have excellent didactic skills.
The courses are designed for those professionals in the poultry industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in the area of poultry health and production with strong emphasis on health management. Intensive training is provided at an advanced level with major emphasis on a case oriented and problem-solving approach.
Participants of WVEPAH programmes acquire new skills and knowledge which they can immediately apply in their daily field activities.
Participants also have the possibility to pursue a Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production diploma, after completion of the two modules, including a section on regulation taught by the OIE, and the submission of the analysis of 25 clinical cases. This diploma is delivered by the University of Luxembourg and the regulatory aspects are validated by the OIE.
List of courses, dates, registration conditions see: www.wvepah.org.