Dear colleague, during the last OIE General Session in Paris you have probably seen the WVEPAH Information letter. (see attachment).
I would like to take this chance to inform you officially that the World Veterinary Education in Production Animal Health (WVEPAH) - a non-for-profit organization, supported by the OIE, in collaboration with the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, is launching a new course at this Training and Certification Centre (TCC).
This Centre is particularly dedicated to Poultry experts from the European and Middle East countries, who specialize in "Egg Layers", however, all English-speaking professionals are welcome to attend the course.
Good experts in Poultry are practicing in all parts of the world, but their level of competence varies a lot. WVEPAH's objectives are to train these professionals to the same high level of knowledge and skills that is required by the OIE and to certify this level of competence by offering the same examination and diploma in each center: Dakar, Berlin, Tunis, Curitiba, Utrecht, Shanghai, Gaborone, Bangkok, etc. (see "Map".)
Participants can consolidate and improve their knowledge in all areas such as: pathology, nutrition, biosecurity, epidemiology, animal welfare, antibiotics used, etc. and acquire a specialization in health and the production of "Chicken - Broilers", "Egg layers", "Turkey" or "Waterfowl". The academic diploma "Certificate in Production Animal Health: Poultry Production and Health" is worldwide validated by the OIE for the "regulatory" part.
WVEPAH has set up a private "Facebook Group", which is reserved for Course Masters, graduates and participants of the WVEPAH courses. This group is a part of the distance learning curriculum, which participants must use between residential courses. This network has already 120 "members", including 34 official graduates from 2016 and more than 50 graduates from 2017 from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
WVEPAH, as a non-for-profit organization, has to balance its financial resources, however, if some participants face financial difficulties they can contact us at and we will try to find a solution together.
All information is also available at www.wvepah.org.
As we do not accept "beginners", it is very important but also difficult for us, to inform people with the appropriate professional background to participate in these training programs aimed at efficiency in the field.
Attached you will find files with information about the next training in Utrecht: module II specialized in “Egg layers” 11th to 22nd September 2017. See “Course presentation” and “Course program”.
We would appreciate a lot if you could inform vet experts in Poultry around you about this opportunity to complete and validate their competence.
With the worldwide validation of the OIE for the “regulations” part, they de facto obtain the status of an international expert.
Due to your position, your support will be very valuable and effective. We would be delighted if you agree to provide us with contacts / addresses of Associations and / or companies in the Poultry field in your country, you can send the contact details to .
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance!
Dr Pierre Cadot
- WVEPAH Egg Layers Course, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Registration form
- WVEPAH information letter