Advancing Veterinary Medical Education Worldwide: Where Do We Go From Here?

J Vet Med Educ. 2020 Sep;47(s1):99-100. doi: 10.3138/jvme-2019-0029.


Veterinary medicine is a global public good. A robust system of both public and private veterinary services is essential to protect animal health. Improved animal health leads to global food security and reduces poverty by increasing productivity, controlling transboundary diseases and expanding access to international markets. The quality of veterinary services is directly related to the quality of veterinary medical education, therefore, it is incumbent upon the entire global veterinary medical profession to support programs that improve education around the world.

Keywords: OIE Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway; accreditation; veterinary education twinning programs; veterinary medical education.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Education, Medical*
  • Education, Veterinary*
  • Global Health
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine*