Summer 2022
The AAVMC’s Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) was founded in 2016 with the goal of promoting collaboration and fostering innovation on a worldwide scale to advance the quality of teaching and learning in veterinary medical education.
CIVME Initiatives
CIVME Grant Program
The application period for the CIVME grant program will open on September 7th, 2023. More information can be found on the CIVME Research Grant page and the CIVME MSD Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant page

For more information, please contact [email protected].
VetEd Symposium at Nottingham
The VetEd International Symposium of the Veterinary Schools Council took place July 6-8, 2022, in Nottingham, UK. Jennifer Hammond and Elpida Artemiou (see photo) presented on behalf of CIVME at the meeting. Their presentation, “Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME): Connecting and supporting Veterinary Educators worldwide” provided an overview of CIVME’s work in an effort to expand partnership and regional collaborative opportunities.
VetEd Africa 2022

The AAVMC’s CIVME is excited to partner with the Association of African Veterinary Education Establishments (2A2E-V) to host the first VetEd Africa Symposium on November 1-3, 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa.

The themes of the conference are clinical skills training, clinical skills assessment, and One Health education. More information, including an open call for abstracts, can be found on the VetEd Africa website.
VedEd Down Under 2023

The Australasian Veterinary Educators Symposium, VetEd Down Under, is scheduled for February 6-9, 2023, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Visit for more information.
International News Spotlight
World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)’s Engagement with Veterinary Education Establishments (VEEs) and Veterinary Statutory Bodies (VSBs) in Asia and the Pacific
To complete their studies and graduate, veterinary professionals must understand and have competency in the promotion of public goods in areas of animal and zoonotic disease control and food safety. To support countries’ preparations for veterinary graduates to have the necessary competencies, the WOAH (formerly known as the OIE) has developed sets of recommendations, guidelines, and initiatives on pertinent topics. More recently, the WOAH has initiated the programme for veterinary workforce development in which VEEs and VSBs play key roles.

In Asia and the Pacific, the WOAH supports networking of VEEs and VSBs. Several relevant meetings at the regional and sub-regional levels were organized to provide good opportunities for participants to share experiences and learn from each other, and to gain a more in-depth understanding of the initiatives and recommendations of the WOAH. The organisation has also been supporting the Asian Association of Veterinary Schools and networks among VEEs and VSBs in the Southeast Asia sub-region. During the Regional Workshop for VEEs and VSBs held in 2018, a sub-regional meeting for South Asian VEEs and VSBs was suggested as a follow-up activity. Further, in June 2021, the WOAH supported organising a virtual workshop for VEEs in India during which establishment of a standing platform for a sub-regional network of VEEs and VSBs in South Asia was recommended.

In April 2022, the WOAH Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific organized a Virtual Workshop for VEEs and VSBs in South Asia and Iran to promote shared thinking and action based on the exchange of visions, experiences, documentation, research and technical cooperation on veterinary education in the sub-region. The workshop highlighted some key priority topics around veterinary education in the sub-region and the opportunities for establishing or strengthening collaboration and coordination among VEEs, VSBs and other key stakeholders at both the national and sub-national levels.

Recommendations from the workshop are expected to guide Member countries to define roadmaps for improving veterinary education outcomes, including through establishment of a sub-regional network of VEEs/VSBs and informing the WOAH how to support Members’ efforts.

For more information about WOAH-supported activities related to veterinary education in Asia and the Pacific, visit:
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