Analysis of Veterinary Education Programs for Public & Private Veterinarians. Dr. Ron DeHaven CEO & Executive Vice President American Veterinary Medical Association OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education & the Role of the Veterinary Statutory Body December 4-6, 2013
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Analysis of Veterinary Education Programs for Public & Private Veterinarians
Dr. Ron DeHaven
CEO & Executive Vice President
American Veterinary Medical Association
OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education & the
Role of the Veterinary Statutory Body
December 4-6, 2013
Foz do Iguazu, Brazil
“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”
- Diogenes Laertius; 3rdcentury AD
Governmental and non-governmental organisations that implement animal health and welfare measures and other standards and recommendations in the Terrestrial Code and the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code in the territory. …are under the overall control and direction of the Veterinary Authority. Private sector organisations, veterinarians, veterinary paraprofessionals or aquatic animal health professionals are normally accredited or approved by the Veterinary Authority to deliver the delegated functions.
An autonomous regulatory body for veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals.
Article 3.2.14: Outlines appropriate requirements for the self-evaluation or evaluation of Veterinary Services, to include, under veterinary education:
…development of minimum competencies and model core curriculum relative to delivery of entry-level National Veterinary Services.
Now need a tool to aid in developing and implementing a curriculum to teach these competencies and arrive at the expected outcomes.
Model Core Veterinary Curriculum
Process of applying standard requirements reflecting societal and professional expectations of an educational institution or program
An autonomous regulatory body for veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals
Incorporating veterinary educational prerequisites and requirements into governance documents that regulate the profession to help ensure those who are licensed have an adequate knowledge and skills to practice the profession
OIE minimum competencies and model core curriculum are excellent tools to assist educational programs, particularly in developing countries.
OIE minimum competencies and model core curriculum are excellent tools to help in the PVS assessment as it relates to quality of veterinary education.
Ongoing quality assurance of veterinary and para-veterinary educational programs is important to the advance the profession - and may be best carried out on a national or regional level to reflect differences in societal needs and professional expectations.
Government recognition of minimum educational standards for veterinarians and para-veterinarians practicing in the private and public sectors helps ensure quality of the profession, which in turn improves animal and human health and welfare.