Public health and regulatory veterinary medicine continuing education

Veterinary medicine routinely operates at the interface of human and animal health. Therefore, state and local veterinary associations, and colleges and universities with departments of veterinary science, are encouraged to include in their respective CE programs a representative offering of public health, policy, and regulatory veterinary medicine topics. These topics could include foreign and emerging or re-emerging diseases; zoonoses; food safety and protection (security, training, and defense); ecosystem health; sustainability; 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 education, advanced training, and board certification related to public practice.