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14 Mar 2024

WVA Position Statement on Day One Competencies for Veterinarians

At a global level, veterinary professionals must be competent to address issues related to the prevention and control of animal diseases to ensure animal health, animal welfare, public health, and environmental and ecosystem health. Using WOAH Day-1 Competencies as a foundation, WVA recommends that all veterinary training programs incorporate the following Day-One Competencies along with additional competency frameworks to ensure graduates meet global, regional, and local expectations to be eligible for graduation to be eligible for registration or licensure and successfully enter the veterinary profession.

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