Share input on welfare practices in global veterinary education

Published on July 16, 2014
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A survey is being implemented to gather input on proposed voluntary standards for applying animal welfare principles at veterinary colleges around the globe.

World Animal Protection, formerly the World Society for the Protection of Animals, launched the survey with the support of the World Veterinary Association.

The standards will help veterinary colleges demonstrate good practices in animal welfare and support the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines for day-one competencies for new veterinary graduates. The draft standards cover 10 key areas of teaching, research, and organizational culture.

World Animal Protection is seeking comments from veterinarians, veterinary educators, and veterinary students. The online survey takes 10 to 12 minutes to complete.

The survey form is available in English and a number of other languages. It will be posted until Sept. 1.