Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education

Comment on this policy

Veterinary medicine is the only profession that routinely operates at the interface of human and animal health. Therefore, state and local associations, colleges, and departments of veterinary science should include in CE programs a representative offering of subjects on public health, policy, and regulatory veterinary medicine. These topics could include foreign and emerging or reemerging diseases, zoonoses, food safety and protection (security, training, and defense), environmental and ecosystem health, veterinary accreditation, and federal, state, and licensing board regulatory requirements. The AVMA encourage employers, public health and regulatory agencies, and other relevant entities to provide resources and incentives to veterinarians to pursue board certification and advanced training and education related to public practice.