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.

Related links

Competencies of graduating veterinarians
OIE Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum
OIE Guide to Veterinary Education Twinning Projects

Veterinary Education Establishments in the Americas

List of veterinary colleges

Advanced competencies from the Americas

In this section, you will be able to see how the Veterinary Education Establishments in the Americas incorporate the advanced competencies, which are the knowledge, skills, attitudes and aptitudes required for a veterinarian to work within the Veterinary Authority.

  • 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