Veterinary Education


Veterinary Education

The provision of high quality veterinary education is key to equipping potential veterinarians with the necessary knowledge to perform efficiently and to support Veterinary Services effectively. In numerous countries, however, notably in many developing and in-transition countries, the quality of veterinary education is failing to meet the requirements for delivering highly competent Veterinary Services. This has therefore highlighted the need for veterinary education to be strengthened, with particular emphasis on establishing minimum competencies and harmonising key curriculum elements to facilitate international mobility of veterinarians.

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Competencies of graduating veterinarians
Competencies of graduating veterinarians

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OIE Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum
OIE Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum

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OIE Guide to Veterinary Education Twinning Projects
OIE Guide to Veterinary Education Twinning Projects

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You can find all the Veterinary establishments from the Americas region listed in the following page.

Advanced Competencies from the Americas

The advanced competencies of the OIE are the minimum knowledge, skills, attitudes and aptitudes required for a veterinarian to work within the veterinary authority. Find out how Veterinary Education Establishments in the Americas Region incorporate them into their curricula (currently under development).

  • Organisation of Veterinary Services
  • Inspection and certification procedures
  • Management of contagious disease
  • Food hygiene
  • Application of risk analysis
  • Research
  • International trade framework
  • Administration and management