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  1. Need for animals
    Work, food, animal products, products of animals origin, then recreation
  2. Need for veterinarian
    As need for animals increases, there is also a need for competent authority for Trade Agreements (ensure that animals will not harm environment and are healthy), need health and utility of our animals, need a standard of Care Awareness of Welfare, Public Health Demand and realization of Convergence of Human and Animal Health
  3. Public Health Demands
    • over 80% of emerging or re-emerging diseases of humans are contagious from animals or have their origin in animals
    • 6 of top 10 food borne infections are newly recognimzed since 1970
    • 5 of these 6 have animal reservoirs
  4. Food and Water Borne
    • Diseases:
    • over 250 different food or water borne pathogens are known
    • many come from animal sources
  5. Formal Vet. Education
    • Lyons France 250
    • Mexico, US, Canada 150
    • Asia Much earlier
  6. World Vet Association
    150 years
  7. American Veterinary Medical Association
    120 years plus
  8. AB.VMA
    • Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
    • 100 years plus
    • 1906, Ab created in 1905
    • one of the first pieces of legislation, society demand for competent, regulated animal health professionals
    • Registration/Licensing of all vets in AB
    • Registration of Animal Health Technologists
    • Serving society by regulating, enhancing and providing leadership in the practice of the profession of veterinary medicine
  9. Liberal Profession
    Defense of the general interest. As a vet you want to serve society
  10. Vet Oath defines common denominator
    • Promote animal health and welfare
    • Relieve animal suffering
    • Protect the health of the public
    • Protect the health of the environment
    • Advance comparative medical knowledge
  11. Civil Government involvement
    • Establish legislation securing the practice of veterinary medicine, empowerment of official veterinary body
    • Set and enforce stand of cet. medicine at a level minimally acceptable to society
    • Is reactive to harm being done
  12. Responsibilities of Profession
    • Enhance society by setting self imposed standards at a level higher than the minimum required by law
    • Is proactive in attempting to prevent harm being done.
    • Two duties: Authority to prohibt unskilled practice and Obligation to continually improve practice
  13. Obectives of Profession
    • Credibility of Regulated Professional
    • Authority of Veterinaty Signature
  14. Strengthening the private Vet. Sector
    Animal health and veterinary services, being a global good, require global intiatives and collective international action to be able to implement global animal disease (including zoonoses) eradication
  15. OIE
    • World Organization for Animal Health
    • Intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health
    • Sets standards aimed at protecting importing countries
    • Not a part of the UN
    • Chief veterinary officers from every country
    • Policies relevent to countries participating
    • (Works with WHO)
  16. FAO
    • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    • Improve agriculture, forestry, and fisheries practices
    • Leads international effort to defeat hunger
    • Food security (so we don't have hunger)
  17. WHO
    • World Health Organization of the United Nations
    • Aimed at improving and protecting human health
  18. WVA
    • World Veterinary Association
    • Formed in 1863
    • Serves the vet. profession; promotes its rights, standards and competence
    • Members are national vet. associations
    • has alliance with OIE, FAO, and WHO
    • Does not set policies but influences policy set by the above
  19. CVMA
    • Canadian Vet. Medical Association
    • Represents Canadian Vets
    • Representatives from each provincial veterinary body
    • The national professiional organization for vets. in Canada
    • Membership s open to all vets. licensed to practice in any province.
    • The CVMA is responsible for the operation of the National Examing Board (NEB)
  20. Licensing of Vet Medicine in Canada
    • Authority to regulate all professions is a provincial resposibility
    • In each province, a licensing body is established by law
    • Regulating veterinary medicine is the resposibility of the vet. statutory body in each province
    • Currently 10 provinces and one territory with legislation to regulate vet. practice
    • No unregistered individual may practice any aspect of vet. medicine - under penalty of law
    • Education qualification and accountability to the public are controlled by province
    • Labour mobility agreement between all jurisidictions ensures educational requiremnts is the same
    • Anyone licensed as "General Practice Licensee" must have a Certificate of Qualification from the Canadain Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  21. NEB
    • National Examining Board
    • Administers vet. licensing exams in Canada
    • The NEB is a full partner on the Council of Education (COE) of the American Vet. Med. ASS (AVMA) and its program of accrediting colleges of vet. medicine
    • The accreditation program consists of regular evaluation and on-site inspection of colleges
    • In addition, the NEB is also a partner with the National Board of Vet. MEd. Examiners (NBVME)
  22. Certificate of Qualification
    Successful completion of teh NEB exams is required to obtain a license to practice from any of the provincial vet. licensing bodies in Canada
  23. The NEB exam
    • 3 parts, measures entry-level competence of theory and practice
    • - Basic Clinical Science Exam (BCSE)
    • -North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)
    • -Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE)
    • Only NAVLE required exam for those who attend an accredited college, anyone else has to take all three
  24. NAVLE
    360 mc questions, measures general knowledge in various scientific disciplines required in vet. med.
  25. CPE
    • Practical skills exams, over 4-6 days, involves treatment of live animals and the performance of routine laboratory procedures
    • 7 sections
    • -anaesthia, clinical and anatomic pathology, equine practice, food animal practice, radiology, small animal practice, and small animal surgery
  26. Veterinary Medicine in Alberta
    • Provincially Regulated
    • Self Governing
  27. Objectives of AB.VMA
    • In the interest of the public and profession, regulate the practice of vet. med. in AB
    • To encourage and promote the health, humane treatment and usefulness of animals
    • To promote, encourage and develop vet. med
    • Protect public health
    • Protect environmental health
    • To arrange for and conduct courses of instructions, studies and lectures
    • To co-operate with association, societies and organizations having, in whole or in part, objectives similar to those of this Association
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