The veterinary profession is a guarantee of control of animal health, food security and safety, animal welfare and preservation of our environment. The globalization of trade, responsible in a large part of the emergence of health crises mainly of animal origin, during the last decades, revealed or recalled the essential role of veterinarians in the establishment, at the international level, of a warning system and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Therefore, it is now essential to ensure an optimal level of competence of both public and private veterinarians, throughout the world. The acquisition of these skills requires a high quality level of training: initial, specialized and complementary.
For these reasons, was created the network of establishments for veterinary education of the countries around the Mediterranean (REEV-Med), which have many similarities in common, in the field of animal health within the region. This network fits into the recommendations of the world conferences on veterinary education organized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). (more…)