World Conference On Veterinary Education Marks Profession’s 250th Anniversary

TWCVE will be held on May 13-15.

The World Conference on Veterinary Education (WCVE) will take place May 13-15, at VetAgro Sup Veterinary Campus in Marcy l’Etoile in Lyon, France.

International industry leaders will meet to take part in roundtables on global veterinary education needs and strategies, the views on education and the work of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on competencies of veterinary graduates. The conference is being held as part of Vet Year 2011, to promote knowledge and understanding of the profession and to mark its 250th anniversary.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), considered the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare organizations, will be in attendance at the conference to promote the teaching of animal welfare, a concept which has not formed an intrinsic part of the curricula of a veterinary student, according to the group. WSPA says good animal welfare is an integral part of animal health and should form an integral part of the education of veterinarians.

“We wish to congratulate the veterinary profession on its 250th anniversary and look forward to this conference and its debate on many of the important issues surrounding veterinary sciences’,” says Ruth DeVere, head of education at WSPA International. “We fundamentally believe that veterinary practitioners are the gateway to improved animal welfare being uniquely placed to impact the lives of animals directly and indirectly.” 

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