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Title: The role of the veterinary profession in contributing to national animal health policies


1
The role of the veterinary profession in
contributing to national animal health policies
  • The Animal Health Policy Conference
  • Beijing, China
  • February 20-21, 2008
  • Dr. Gordon Dittberner
  • Agriteam Canada

2
Presentation Outline
  • Introduction veterinary profession in Canada
  • How the of the Canadian Veterinary Medical
    Association (CVMA) was formed
  • How the CVMA functions
  • How the CVMA contributes to animal health
    programs and policies
  • Conclusion

3
Veterinary science and veterinary medicine
  • Both involve the study of animal health.
  • Graduates are called veterinarians or veterinary
    surgeons.
  • Most countries legally recognize veterinarians as
    professionals.
  • Most of these countries have national veterinary
    associations.

4
Profile of veterinarians in Canada in 2008
  • Nearly 11,000 veterinarians in Canada today -
    most are involved in private practice.
  • 10 work in government positions.
  • About 650 veterinarians work for the Canadian
    Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
  • Over 300 students graduate each year from the 4
    universities in Canada that have veterinary
    faculties.

5
Early development of professions in Canada
  • In 1797 the first professional group in Canada,
    the Law Society of Upper Canada, was established.
  • In 1867 the Canadian Medical Association was
    founded.
  • The purpose of these professional associations
    was to regulate their members, to protect the
    public, and to improve the standards of the
    profession.

6
Brief history of the veterinary profession in
Canada
  • In 1861 a Scottish veterinarian established the
    Ontario Veterinary College in Toronto was the
    first veterinary college in North America
  • Another Scottish veterinarian started the
    Montreal Veterinary College in 1866.

7
Brief history of the veterinary profession in
Canada (contd)
  • Initial efforts were made in 1876 to establish a
    Canadian national veterinary association but
    several provinces objected as they wished to
    retain their rights and set their own standards
    of veterinary education

8
Brief history of the veterinary profession in
Canada (contd)
  • From 1874 to 1920 various Canadian provinces
    established provincial veterinary medical
    associations to license and regulate private
    veterinary practitioners.
  • The provincial veterinary associations operated
    independently which sometimes led to
    contradictory opinions.

9
Brief history of the veterinary profession in
Canada (contd)
  • In 1943 the Veterinary Director-General for
    Canada suggested to the provincial veterinary
    associations that they should create a national
    body that would act as the spokesperson for the
    veterinary profession.

10
Brief history of the veterinary profession in
Canada (contd)
  • In June 1948 federal legislation was passed to
    create the Canadian Veterinary Medical
    Association (CVMA).
  • By legislation, unless deemed qualified by the
    CVMA, persons cannot claim to be veterinarians
    and cannot conduct veterinary activities in
    Canada.

11
Functions of the CVMA
  • The CVMA is the body that speaks on behalf all
    veterinarians in Canada.
  • The federal government consults the CVMA for an
    independent perspective and for advice on animal
    health policies and proposed animal health
    legislation.

12
Functions of the CVMA (contd)
  • Sets qualification standards for Canadian and
    foreign veterinary graduates
  • Accredits universities providing veterinary
    degree programs
  • Lobbies the government for federal funding for
    university capital projects to provide veterinary
    training and research facilities
  • Promotes education standards by participating in
    advisory committees at veterinary universities

13
Functions of the CVMA (contd)
  • Promotes ongoing improvement and updating of
    veterinarians through monthly and quarterly
    scientific publications
  • in 1960 the CVMA began publishing the
    Canadian Veterinary Journal (now monthly)
  • the CVMA also publishes the Canadian
    Journal of Veterinary Research (quarterly)

14
Functions of the CVMA (contd)
  • The CVMA is consulted by many government
    departments on issues related to animal health,
    public health, animal welfare, animals in
    research, and veterinary and animal health
    education.
  • The CVMA is also consulted by Parliamentary and
    Senate Committees for input on proposed
    legislation that impacts the veterinary
    profession.

15
Functions of the CVMA (contd)
  • The CVMA represents the veterinary profession on
    numerous livestock and industry animal health
    policy committees.
  • The CVMA represents the Canadian veterinary
    profession at international events (such as OIE
    and World Veterinary Association meetings).
  • In July 2008 the CVMA will host the 29th World
    Veterinary Congress in Vancouver, Canada.

16
VANCOUVER, CANADA
17
2OO8 World Veterinary Congress, Vancouver, Canada
  • Theme of congress isOne World - One Medicine -
    One Health
  • Anticipate attendance of
  • 2500 veterinarians
  • 750 animal health technicians,
    veterinary hospital managers, and students

18
Keynote Speakers
  • Dr. Bernard Vallat, OIE (World Organization for
    Animal Health)
  • Dr. Brian Evans, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Dr. Lonnie King, American Center for Disease
    Control
  • Dr. Hugh Lewis, Banfield, The Pet Hospital

19
Congress Supporters
  • World Veterinary Association
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • OIE World Organization for Animal Health

20
Achievements of the CVMA
  • In 1956 the CVMA established the National
    Examining Board (NEB) to determine the
    educational credentials of foreign veterinary
    graduates. This has now developed into a
    sophisticated qualification standard called the
    North American Veterinary Licensing Examination
    (NAVLE).
  • All government veterinarians must have the CVMA
    certificate of qualification to hold designated
    veterinary positions.

21
Achievements of the CVMA (contd)
  • The CVMA in conjunction with the AVMA accredits
    all the North American veterinary universities to
    the highest international standards.
  • Some veterinary universities in Australia, New
    Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and
    a few other EU countries are also accredited by
    the CVMA-AVMA team.

22
Achievements of the CVMA (contd)
  • In 2006 the CVMA received funding from the
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency to set up and
    manage the Canadian Veterinary Reserve (CVR).
  • The purpose of the CVR is to assist provincial
    and federal governments responding to large-scale
    animal health emergencies.
  • The roster of reservists doubles the number of
    CFIA field veterinarians available to respond to
    any emergency.

23
Conclusion
  • As the CVMA gained international stature, its
    influence on national animal health policies
    increased.
  • Today the CVMA is an integral part of all animal
    health policy development in Canada.
  • Canada is not unique in this regard as the same
    can be said about all the other countries that
    have strong national professional veterinary
    associations.

24
Conclusion (contd)
  • These national associations have directly driven
    improvements to the standards and practice of
    animal health and have been important
    contributors to the animal health policies
    throughout the world.
  • It is significant that the highest standards of
    animal health in the world are in all those
    countries where there are strong professional
    national veterinary associations.
  • Thank you!
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