VEE (update materials 30.08.21)

The 1st OIE Sub-Regional Virtual Workshop on Veterinary Education Establishment (VEE) Accreditation

Veterinary Services (VS) are a global public good. High quality veterinary education and strengthened veterinary statutory bodies (VSBs) are major pillars of the good governance and quality of VS worldwide. While Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) offer curriculum to educate veterinary students, Veterinary Statutory Bodies (VSBs) have authority to regulate minimum initial and continuous educational requirements and competencies for the various professional categories of veterinarians and categories of veterinary paraprofessionals to be licensed or registered by the VSB to perform the activities of veterinary medicine/science.

Accreditation of VEEs is recognized as an integral part of quality assurance for veterinary education. It is a system to ensure that education is based on competencies that meet social needs and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement of VEEs which will support the development of a well-educated veterinary workforce to perform activities of VS in protection of human and animal health. In addition, through the accreditation process a VSB is able to be fully dedicated to protecting the students’ rights on educational investment, assisting VEEs to improve veterinary medical education, and assuring the public that accredited programs provide a quality education.

The OIE SRR-SEA with funding support from the Australian Government is organising a virtual workshop namely “The 1st OIE Sub-Regional Virtual Workshop on VEE Accreditation” on 27th August, 1st and 6th September 2021. Participants are the representatives of VEEs and VSBs in ASEAN Member States (AMS). The workshop will address the model for development of ASEAN VEE accreditation standards which could be managed and harmonised across the AMS to facilitate the veterinary mobility within ASEAN, and in particular the use of an evaluation tool to evaluate the OIE Day One Competencies of graduating veterinarians.

OBJECTIVES

The 1st OIE Sub-Regional Virtual Workshop on VEE Accreditation is aimed to:

  1. provide a platform for discussion on the development of ASEAN VEE accreditation standards
  2. provide model for the development of the ASEAN VEE accreditation standards and processes
  3. introduce a tool for self-evaluation of VEEs on the OIE Day One Competencies of their graduating veterinarians

PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

 

PRESENTATIONS

Day 1

Introduction

  1. Why VEE accreditation is needed? – Prof Tim Parkinson, AVBC
  2. Overview of the VEE approval system in AMS – Dr Pennapa Matayompong, OIE (updated on 30 August 2021)
  3. Update of SEAVSA on developing accreditation, recognition and standards for ASEAN VEEs – Prof Trinh Dinh Thau, SEAVSA
  4. Outputs from the AVSBN Virtual Workshop on VEE Accreditation Standards – Prof Achariya Sailasuta, AVSBN
  5. Global trend on veterinary accreditation – Dr Julie Strous, AVBC
  6. Components of accreditation standards – Prof Tim Parkinson, AVBC
  7. Accreditation standards developed by the VCT for domestic VEE accreditation – Dr Theera Rukkwamsuk, VCT

Q&A for Day 1

Day 2

  1. Overview of the Day One Platform for Veterinary Education – Dr Molly Lee, CFSPH
  2. Overview of the curriculum assessment process (AID-1C) and timeline – Prof Armando Hoet, OSU
  3. Description of the online evaluation tool – Prof Armando Hoet, OSU
  4. Next steps to participate in the facilitated version of the curriculum assessment – Dr Amanda Berrian, OSU

Q&A for Day 2

Day 3

  1. VEE accreditation bodies – Prof Achariya Sailasuta, AVSBN
  2. Overview of VEE accreditation processes – Dr Julie Strous, AVBC
  3. Progressive standards for accreditation – Prof Tim Parkinson, AVBC
  4. WVA initiatives on global quality standards for veterinary education – Prof Tim Parkinson, AVBC
  5. Benefits and challenges for obtaining international accreditation – A perspective from Thailand – Dr Chenphop Sawangmake, Thai VEE

Q&A for Day 3

 

CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

 

REFERENCES

Standards for accreditation

VEE accreditation workshop recommendation

Examples of progressive VEE accreditation standards

 

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