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A school with a human dimension on an outstanding campus, open to a worldwide environment.

Founded in 1825, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire (ENVT), the oldest of Toulouse’s Grandes Ecoles, has long acquired a national and international reputation. It is one of the four French national veterinary schools (ENVF) and one of the 12 public higher education establishments in agronomy, veterinary science and forestry, under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Its research activities, conducted in partnership with INRAE and INSERM or teams from Toulouse University, testify to the quality of its scientific work.

Deeply rooted in the Occitanie territories (rural and urban) through its clinical activities, ENVT has also been able to open up to the international scene. The school is, in fact, involved in nearly34 bilateral partnerships,, thus offering numerous possibilities of mobility to its students, teachers and researchers.

For decades, ENVT has been training veterinarians – high-level biologists, doctors and surgeons – focused on the animal health sector (companion animals, horses or food animals). All of these practitioners contribute to animal welfare and the quality of farm animals, and play a significant role in maintaining public health.

Joining ENVT also means joining an exceptional 54-hectare campus, located only a few kilometers from the center of Toulouse. This campus bordered to the north by “la Coulée verte” that follows the river Touch houses a riding school. It offers its students the opportunity to go for a walk or a ride in the woods or on the banks of the Garonne.
A school where it is great to live, work and study.

Key figures

trainees/year in continuing education
20 000
veterinary consultations/year
original research publications

Our missions

The missions of ENVT are part of the public agricultural higher education system and are defined by the Rural Code.

Higher agricultural education institutions :

  • offer training in the fields of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, processing and marketing of these products, food industry, industries related to agriculture, health, plant and animal protection, hygiene, quality and food safety, planning, development, management and protection of rural lands, forests, water resources, natural environment and landscape;
  • participate in the development of science through fundamental, applied and clinical research;
  • conduct research, innovation and engineering programmes in the fields of education and training;
  • contribute, in collaboration with the competent agencies, to scientific and technical monitoring, technological innovation and the promotion of research;
  • participate in the dissemination of scientific and technical information;
  • contribute to the development of international scientific, technical and educational cooperation.


At ENVT, veterinary training, research and missions of expertise are centered on:

  • animal health, hygiene, medicine, pharmacy and surgery
  • livestock economics;
  • production and control of animal products and by-products;
  • the interactions between animals, humans and their environment and their impact on public health.

Vision and strategy

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A 200-year history

Created in 1825, ENVT is the oldest of Toulouse’s grandes écoles. Without interruption, it has provided society with training for one third, then one quarter, of the French veterinarians and is proud to have been a home for the great names in the profession, clinicians, researchers, teachers, industrialists and decision-makers.

A great school with a human dimension on an outstanding campus.

In addition to its academic successes, ENVT is also an exceptional campus of 54 hectares of wooded lands located a few kilometers from the city center. It is bordered to the north by the “Coulée verte” that follows the river Touch and houses a riding school offering its students the opportunity to go for walks or horseback rides ride in the woods or on the banks of the Garonne.

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ENVT also offers

CHUV clinics

The CHUV has five clinics and one care centre serving animals of all species.

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Activities carried out in 14 specialised units in agro-veterinary and biomedical sciences.

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Association of Alumni & Friends of the ENVT

The AEAENVT is an association under the law of 1901 which connects the different generations of the ENVT.

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A library

The library has maintained a specialised collection in veterinary and agri-food sciences since 1828.

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Museum of Anatomy
Paul Lucien Montané

The Anatomy Museum, located in the heart of the School, houses valuable collections dating back to 1835.
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A riding centre

The riding centre is located on 10 hectares inside ENVT. It welcomes our students and the general public.

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About us

Small animal hospital

Exotic pet Hospital

Wildlife Care Centre

Large animal hospital

Equine hospital