At a glance - Ten highlights of the 2017 EBVS AGM

 Published: 16 May 2017 | Last Updated: 18 May 2017 10:28

  1. Diplomate numbers still growing. EBVS currently inclues 26 Colleges, comprising more than 38 distinct specialties with 4345 Diplomates. The number of Diplomates is still growing.
  2. Specialist title. The title EBVS Specialist title European Veterinary Specialist in…. This is the only title permitted and variants such as European Specialist in Veterinary… are not permitted.
  3. Common training framework: EBVS is working on a Common Training Framework, an important framework for all EBVS specialists throughout Europe. This is an important step in recognition of the veterinary specialization in Europe. Read more in (link)
  4. Periodical control of Colleges. Quality assurance is an important aspect for EBVS. The 5-yearly quality control was done for the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD), European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC), European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP), European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) and European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ECVPT). The approval status of these colleges was reconfirmed. Congratulations!  From now on, a quality assurance committee will conduct all of the 5-yearly quality control reviews, this will replace the working group rotation that has been used previously.
  5. CEO retirement and follow up. EBVS CEO Dimitris Raptopoulos will retire at the end of 2017. The secretariat Areti Kesisoglou will continue to work for EBVS. She looks forward to the new colleague. Applications for the role of CEO are now open and the deadline is 31st July 2017. Read more...
  6. Visibility of Diplomates and Colleges on the EBVS website. All active Diplomates and all Colleges are shown on the EBVS website. Each Diplomate should update their page at least once per annum. It is important that this also includes a professional photograph or other appropriate image. Diplomates can perform these changes themselves or by sending an email to the Secretariat.
  7. EBVS cooperation in the veterinary field. EBVS cooperates with the European Coordination Committee on Veterinary Training (ECCVT), Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE), and VetCEE (Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe) to promote high quality veterinary education.
  8. AGM agenda input. Each Diplomate can bring issues to the EBVS AGM agenda via their own College. During the AGM there is plenty of room for constructive discussion, led by the Executive Committee.
  9. EBVS by you and for you. In a survey the EBVS asked Diplomates about their perception of the EBVS. Read the results of the survey. The EBVS Communication Committee will plan new actions based on the survey results.
  10. Strategic meeting. In the autumn of 2017 the EBVS is organising a meeting to define and discuss an EBVS strategic plan. Each College will be asked to send one diplomate to this meeting.