What makes an excellent veterinary school? – You tell us

World Animal Protection are conducting a global survey on standards of excellence in animal welfare for veterinary schools.

Over 2,300 vets from more than 93 countries have responded so far. World Animal Protection would like to hear from as many veterinarians as possible, particularly vet educators, students and practicing vets who recently completed their education. This will help to establish global standards for excellence in animal welfare in education.


The survey is backed by the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), the World Vet Association (WVA), International Vet Students Association ​and other vet associations across the world, who have put links to the survey on their websites.

Dr Bernard Vallat, Director General of the OIE, wrote to support the survey and said: "The ability of graduating veterinarians to identify animal welfare problems, participate in corrective actions, know where to find current and credible information regarding animal welfare regulations and standards, and to explain the responsibilities of those responsible for the care of animals is fundamental to the practice of veterinary medicine at both the private and public level." 

The survey takes about 10 minutes to do. Everyone who responds by 1 September will be entered in a prize draw for books on animal welfare if they wish.

The survey is available in nine languages - Chinese, French, Korean, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Vietnamese as well as English.


We would like to encourage you to promote the survey through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media via this thinglink

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