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Promoting Excellence in Veterinary Medical Education


The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) advances veterinary medicine by supporting the education and the preparation of a high-caliber workforce that can meet society's future needs.

 
We accomplish this by:
  • Promoting veterinary medical education and research
  • Leading the way in veterinary medical education advocacy
  • Facilitating interaction and sharing of best academic practices among colleges of veterinary medicine
  • Cultivating leadership and interacting with all veterinary medical stakeholders to chart a course for the future
  • Advocating for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in veterinary medicine through our DiVersity Matters program
  • Tracking and reporting on enrollment and application data to spot emerging issues and trends
  • Promoting global partnerships and standards


Initiatives of special interest to veterinary educators include:


North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium 


The Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible

Spearheaded by the AAVMC, the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) is the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken to ensure that veterinary medical education meets changing societal needs. The consortium is looking at how educational models, accreditation, and licensing can all work together to create a workforce of next-generation veterinarians.

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Veterinary Educator Collaborative (VEC)


VEC focuses on planning, faculty development, and sharing best practices. Participants exchange ideas, learn from each other, and generate new ideas in the context of an ongoing collaborative exchange.

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Advancing a “One Health” Approach


Our “One Health” philosophy accepts the inextricable connection between human and animal health and the need to safeguard both. Put into practice, the “One Health” approach fosters collaborations and the free flow of information among multiple, interrelated fields: medicine, public health, the environment and agriculture.

In short, One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working – locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Congressional Briefing Highlights Veterinarians in Biomedical Research

read more Monday, September 29, 2014

AAVMC Launches 2014-2015 Academy Designed to Develop Leaders in Academic Veterinary Medicine

read more Journal of Veterinary Medical Education