WVA policies: Veterinary Profession and Education

Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

14 Apr 2022

WVA Position Statement on the Preparation of veterinary educators to innovate veterinary medical instruction

The WVA recognizes a need to innovate and adapt veterinary educational processes in veterinary education establishments (VEEs). Well-structured and sufficiently resourced veterinary educational programs are needed to prepare veterinary students for challenges in contemporary practice and other careers (private and public practice).

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

6 Jul 2021

WVA Policy on the Role of the Veterinarian in Animal Welfare – Revision 2

It is widely acknowledged that animal welfare science is a dynamic and multidisciplinary field. Its application includes scientific and ethical obligations to the physical and mental well-being of animals, and it also has ethical implications in regards to human social and cultural needs.

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One Health One Health

22 Apr 2021

Position on the Role of Veterinarians in Food Safety

The contribution of the veterinary profession to the safety of food of animal origin is well recognised and valued by the WVA.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

22 Apr 2021

WVA Position Statement on Telemedicine

The WVA acknowledges the advances in telecommunication technology and its impact on veterinary practice.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

18 Mar 2020

OIE and WVA joint press release: Covid-19 and Designation of Veterinary Work as Essential Business

In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) jointly draw attention to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary profession for public health. They highlight the specific veterinary activities which are key to ensure a continuum in food safety, disease prevention and emergency management.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

15 May 2019

WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) Veterinary Education Working Group first developed, and the Council approved, the following Model Veterinarians’ Oath in 2019.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

15 Nov 2018

WVA Position Statement on Implementing Veterinary Continuing Education and Professional Development

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) recognizes that Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) that builds onto and supplements Day-One knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes and behaviors attained in a veterinary curriculum, allows veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to develop and enhance their education and to provide a high quality service to animals and their owners.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

26 Feb 2018

WVA Position on Veterinary Statutory Body

The World Veterinary Association holds that all veterinarians should be subject to the authority of the Veterinary Statutory Body, which is established under the law of the jurisdiction or territory within which they practice veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

16 Mar 2017

WVA policy on Identifying a veterinarian

Only individuals qualified by virtue of completing appropriate education and training can be identified as a veterinary doctor, veterinarian, veterinary surgeon or any other term that implies that they are entitled to engage in the professional practice of veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary Profession and Education Veterinary Profession and Education

16 Mar 2017

WVA policy on Day One Competences

New graduate veterinarians should be able to perform according to society’s expectations. Veterinarians play a central role in the relationship between animals, animal owners, and society.

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