Core: Stephen May, Royal Veterinary College       (

Alternate: Susan Rhind, University of Edinburgh  ( (bio)


Core: Dietmar Holm, University of Pretoria (

Alternate:  Serge Niangoran Bakou, Inter State School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine of Dakar, (


Core: Emma Read, University of Calgary              (



Core: Harold Bok, Utrecht University              ( )(bio)

Alternate : Andrea Tipold, University of Veterinary Medicine – Hannover                     ( )(bio)


Core: Paul Mills, University of Queensland            ( (bio)

Alternate: Martin Cake, Murdoch University  (


Core: Nitish Debnath, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Bangladesh   (

Alternate: Pan Dong Ryu, Seoul National University (


Core : Francisco Trigo, National Autonomous University of Mexico ( )(bio)

Alternate Rafael Gianella Mondadori (


Core: Ehab Abu-Basha, Jordan University of Science & Technology (

Alternate: Hussein El-Maghraby, Benha University                                                            ( (bio)

Member Biographies:

Abu-Basha, Ehab

Professor Ehab Abu-Basha completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1994. After two year of teaching assistant at JUST, Dr. Abu-Basha obtained scholarship from JUST to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. Dr. Abu-Basha obtained his Master degree (1999) and PhD (2002) in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University/USA with Academic outstanding achievement and Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Abu-Basha joined Jordan University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology in 2002, promoted to Associate professor in 2007 and full professor in 2012.  He was appointed as Head Department (2004-2008), Vice dean (2009-2013) and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Secretary General of the Arab Association of Veterinary Medical Faculties (2013-2016).  He was elected on June, 2106 as Vice President of the Mediterranean Network of Establishments for Veterinary Education (REEV-Med in French).

He currently a project leader at JUST for the Educational twining program with the Royal Veterinary College with the Parent Establishment (RVC). As project leaders, we are responsible for the implementation and use of financial resources supporting the project that is funded by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He is heavily involved with many international organizations including Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nation, USAID, Animal World Health Organization (OIE) and we succeeded to Fund several projects to the Faculty of veterinary Medicine/JUST and Ministry of Agriculture/Jordan.

Dr. Abu-Basha research interest focuses on regulation of insulin and glucagon secretions and their correlation with diabetes mellitus, Pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, bioequivalence, toxicological studies, antimicrobials and aflatoxins residues in milk and meat, and antimicrobials Resistance.

Bok, Harold

Harold Bok is an assistant professor at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. After his graduation (1999-2005, with honours) he worked as a veterinarian in small animal clinical practice. In 2006, he was appointed as a lecturer at the department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University. In 2009, the veterinary students nominated him for the Utrecht University prize “Young Teacher Talent”. Since 2009 Harold combined his teaching tasks with his PhD studentship at the chair Quality Improvement in Veterinary Education. In 2014 he defended his PhD-thesis entitled ‘Competency-based Veterinary Education: An integrative approach to learning and assessment in the clinical workplace’. His research focuses on workplace-based learning and assessment, competency-based learning, and programmatic assessment. In particular, he studies how to integrate learning and assessment in order to enhance and evaluate professional development. He is a supervisor of PhD-students in these themes. He publishes and presents his work in peer-reviewed (inter)national journals and at (inter)national conferences. He serves as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals.  

Harold is chairman of the Quality Assessment Committee at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, as well as project leader in several educational and research projects on workplace-based assessment and faculty development, for which grants have been awarded. He is a teacher and coordinator in several bachelor and master courses at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2014, he completed the course “Educational Leadership” organized by the Centre of Excellence in University Teaching (CEUT) of the Utrecht University and in 2015 he attained his Senior University Teaching Qualification (SKO). Since September 2015, he is a Teaching Fellow at Utrecht University. Since September 2015, Harold is a board member (Secretary) of ViEW (Veterinary Education Worldwide): . November 2015 his PhD-thesis was awarded with the PUG-prize:

Cake, Martin

Martin is a veterinarian and Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia). After graduating from Murdoch University in 1994, he spent 4 years in general veterinary practice before completing his PhD in osteoarthritis research. In addition to his musculoskeletal research, Martin has developed a particular interest in veterinary education spanning practice, curriculum development, and research. He has served in a number of senior learning and teaching leadership roles within the College and University including Academic Chair and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, giving him extensive experience with current national and international issues in veterinary education, curriculum reform, outcomes assessment, and accreditation policy and procedures. 

Martin has a sustained history of active curriculum leadership and reform within the Murdoch veterinary college, and excellence and innovation in his own teaching. He was an awarded participant in the Carrick/ALTC “Enhancing the student Educational Experience through School-based Curriculum Improvement Leaders” (2006) and was a Project Associate on the ALTC project “Curriculum Development and Assessment of Methods to Enhance Communication and Life Skills in Veterinary Students” or ECALS project (2007-2009). In 2015 he was awarded a AU$349,000 Office for Learning & Teaching grant to lead the ongoing VetSet2Go collaboration to build veterinary employability (2015-2018, see

Since its inception in 2007 Martin has coordinated Murdoch’s Veterinary Professional Life program, an innovative whole-of-course professional and life skills intervention that has been strongly commended by professional and accrediting bodies. He received a Vice-Chancellors Citation for Excellence in Enhancing Learning and an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2010. He is actively engaged in the scholarship of teaching with presentations at AMEE, HERDSA, WA Teaching & Learning Forum, Australasian Veterinary Education Symposium, and UK VetEd Symposium, and has been an invited speaker at 4 of the last 9 annual Australian Veterinary Association education forums. During an education-based UK sabbatical 2011-12 with Sarah Baillie (Professor of Veterinary Education, Principal Fellow HEA) he initiated an ambitious Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) review of veterinary competencies.

Martin is also a successful and recognized biomedical researcher with a program of research in osteoarthritis and skeletal animal growth. He has considerable experience in project and budget management of large research grants and commercial pharmaceutical trials, as co- investigator on biomedical projects totaling over AU$1.3 million as well as CRC projects totaling over AU$1.2 million. He was WA State Representative of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand, and has Chaired review panels for the NHMRC. He is author of 44 journal papers and 2 book chapters. He regularly reviews for numerous journals including Journal of Veterinary Medical Education and has recently been invited to the Editorial Board of that journal, as well as BMC Veterinary Research.

Debnath, Nitish

Nitish C. Debnath received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and MSc (Vet Med) degrees from the Bangladesh Agricultural University in 1976 and 1977 respectively. He achieved MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1983, completed PhD in the field of Animal Virology in 1992 from the University of Surrey and postdoctoral training in Japan in 1995. In 1979 he joined the Department of Livestock Services, Bangladesh and worked at different positions until 1986. From 1986, he continued research in the field of Animal Virology and Epidemiology in Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) until November 1996. In November 1996, he joined the newly established Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC), Bangladesh and occupied the position of Principal. He led the movement of transformation of CGVC to Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) and appointed as the founding Vice Chancellor in 2006.  Introduced a new innovative veterinary undergraduate curriculum with an element of 40 weeks long work-based learning program (internship) as an integral part of DVM course in collaboration with Royal Veterinary College and University of Liverpool. Established international linkage for CVASU and CGVC with the Royal Veterinary College, London and Wye College, University of Liverpool Evaluation Unit during 1999-2004 as link coordinator of a Higher Educational Link (HEL) project financed by DFID/British Council. Established research link project with the University of Copenhagen with support of DANIDA leading to the establishment of Poultry Research and Training Centre (PRTC) at CVASU. Established South Asia Veterinary Educational Network (SAVE-Network) through a DelPHE(Development Partnership in Higher Education) project financed by DFID/British Council. It involved Veterinary Faculties and Colleges of South Asia for developing an output based integrated veterinary undergraduate curriculum for South Asian and became the founder Coordinator of SAVE-network. Developed a capacity building project with Commonwealth Veterinary Association and British Council and introduced a month long internship placement programme at Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Bangalore Veterinary College, India for CVASU students.  In November 2010, he returned to the Department of Microbiology, CVASU as Professor. Since July 2011 he has been working as the Senior Technical Advisor-One Health and Veterinary Education at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Bangladesh..  For improving competencies of the veterinary workforce contributing to develop partnership between FAO and Universities and facilitated the creation of National Veterinary Dean Council (NVDC) to improve teaching and learning at undergraduate level. A letter of agreement has been developed with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University to provide technical support to improve pedagogic skills of veterinary faculties.   Partnership with Bangladesh Veterinary Council (BVC) to establish National Veterinary Accreditation System has been developed and extended to form a tripartite forum of BVC, NVDC & Department of Livestock Services-FAO ECTAD to develop Continual Education (CE) programme for the veterinary profession in Bangladesh and to institutionalize coordination of the three arms of the profession. He pioneered the One Health movement in Bangladesh in 2007 jointly with veterinarians, physicians and environmental scientists, and launched a new professional organization called One Health Bangladesh. He has been chairing One Health Bangladesh since foundation. He organized several international conferences at CVASU and for One Health Bangladesh. His interests lie in virology, one health, and veterinary public health teaching, research and development. He served as President of Bangladesh Veterinary Council and Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB). He also served on the board of the International Association for Ecology and Health (IAEH) as one of the members and currently occupies the position of alternate member in the Board of Directors of Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) for Asia. He published sixty scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and made numerous presentations in seminars, conferences and colloquiums.

El-Maghraby, Hussein

Professor Hussein El-Maghraby graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Zagazig University, Egypt in 1982. He appointed in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Benha University, Egypt where he completed the Master of Veterinary Science (Surgery) in 1988. He then joined the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California (Davis) to complete his PHD under the mutual system program. In 1992, Dr. El-Maghraby defended his PhD-thesis entitled ‘Ocular and Orbital Ultrasonography' and joined Benha University as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology. 

In the period between 1996-2001, Dr. El-Maghraby joined the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Science and Technology in Jordan, then He returned back to Benha University. Dr. El-Maghraby promoted to Associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2003. In 2007, He awarded Benha University prize for his scientific research and overall activities.  

In 2008, Dr. El Maghraby, certified as International certified trainer and Human Resources Consultant (IBCT). In 2011, He got the certificate of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, University of Melbourne. In the period between  2009-2016, Dr. El-Maghraby hired as consultant of Development, Quality and Accreditation in Saudi Arabia Universities. 

In 2016, Dr. El-Maghraby appointed as Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University. His Research interests include the fields of Veterinary Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology. He is highly interested in Veterinary Ophthalmology and Ultrasonography. He is involved in projects exploring various aspects of Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Medicine.

In addition to his academic responsibilities Dr. El-Maghraby holds a variety of development positions in Middle East including: member of the Strategic planning Committee for Veterinary sector (Egypt), member of National Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (Egypt), Member, Higher Scientific Promotion Committee in the supreme council of universities- Egypt, Executive Director of Project Management Unit (Benha University), Executive Director of the Development and Quality Deanship (AlJouf University & Sattam bin AbdulAziz University-Saudi Arabia), Consultant and trainer in the National commission of Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NCAAA,Saudi Arabia), Consultant of QA and Accreditation  (Islamic University & Alsharq University -Saudi Arabia). Dr. El-Maghraby also chaired many accreditation site visits in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Gianella Mondadori, Rafael

Dr. Rafael Gianella Mondadori graduated from Federal University of Santa Maria – Brazil in 1995. He completed his Master in Veterinary Science, focus on Animal Reproduction, at the same University, in 1997. After that, he joined the faculty, as Head of Department, of a new Private Veterinary School where he was responsible for the implantation and construction of the new program and Campus, including all necessary facilities and equipment for it. During this period, in 2008, he obtained his Ph.D. in Cellular Biology, working with large animal reproduction. Since 2003, Dr. Mondadori is working at Brazilian National Commission for Veterinary Education from the Brazilian Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine. During this period he actively participate of various international veterinary education meetings as OIE, WVA, AAVMC, including NAVMEC, and also from PANVET and COPEVET. In 2009 Dr. Mondadori joined the faculty of Federal University of Pelotas – Brazil, where he works in under graduation with histology and as advisor in Veterinary Medicine Graduation Program. His research areas of interest are follicular development, gamete cryopreservation, reproductive efficiency and veterinary Education

Holm, Deitmar
Dr Dietmar Holm qualified as veterinarian from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort in 1998. After working as a mixed animal veterinarian for a few years in the UK and South Africa he started his academic career in the Department of Production Animal Studies at the same Faculty in 2003. His interests in education innovation were soon recognised as he established a number of action learning projects with a specific emphasis of stimulating the interests of students in production animal practice through exciting practical exposure, a much needed change at the time. He was instrumental in developing the current BVSc curriculum at the University of Pretoria in particular in developing the elective component of this programme. Dietmar is currently appointed as Deputy Dean for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty where he also leads the undergraduate veterinary programme. Through his collaborative efforts the programme has developed to the extent that students assigned to large animal electives has increased from 46% of 125 students in 2015 to 59% of 176 students in 2018. As programme leader he also recently established and implemented the faculty’s curriculum transformation plan reducing the content overload, emphasising practical skills training and assessment and developing the local relevance and research themes within the programme. 
Under his leadership the Faculty established a modern and innovative new on-site 3-year degree programme in veterinary nursing which will replace the previous 2-year diploma course in 2019.
Dietmar holds a PhD from the University of Pretoria and apart from veterinary education his research interests are in cattle herd health and production and he is very active in the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa where he integrates his research and education interests with great success. He is currently a councillor on the South African Veterinary Council and is involved in the African Union Intercontinental Bureau for Agricultural Resources’ initiative to create an African association for veterinary education establishments.

May, Stephen

Stephen May received his veterinary degree from Cambridge in 1980. After spending time as large animal intern at Liverpool University and in general practice, he undertook a residency in equine surgery and diagnostic imaging, at Liverpool, subsequently gaining Diplomas in Veterinary Radiology and Equine Orthopaedics.   He then studied for a PhD on “Mediators of Equine Joint Disease” at the Royal Veterinary College in London, followed by a return to Liverpool as Lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics.    He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to learning in his specialist fields, and is one of only four veterinarians who has achieved the distinction of becoming a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow. 

Stephen joined the Royal Veterinary College as Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery in 1993 to expand equine clinical services and research.   In 2000, he became the College’s Vice-Principal for Teaching, and he is now Deputy Principal.    He is on the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK, a member of the European Coordinating Committee for Veterinary Training and a past President of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation.   He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on equine matters and veterinary education and training, as well as writing numerous book chapters.  

Mills, Paul

Paul Mills is a veterinary pharmacologist and has been at the School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland since 2001. Prior to this, he has worked at The Animal Health Trust in the United Kingdom, was a team veterinarian on a study of heat and humidity in horses towards the Atlanta Olympic Games, a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Officer at the Princess Alexandria Hospital and as a Senior Government Veterinary Officer with Racing Queensland.

Prof Mills has a wide variety of research projects under the broad aspect of pharmacology, including transdermal drug delivery, the control of inflammation, novel therapeutics and wildlife – he co-founded Veterinary Marine Animal Research, Teaching and Investigation (Vet-MARTI; in 2008. He also has a passion for veterinary education, completing a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education then an MPhil in the discipline, in addition to institutional and national awards for teaching excellence. To date, he has 15 publications and numerous conference presentations on veterinary education, plus is on the editorial board for the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. He currently leads a major international veterinary education project in Vietnam, including a twinning program with the World Veterinary Organisation (OIE).   He is also on an international committee, including US and European members, to develop a global curriculum for veterinary pharmacology.

Pelzer, Jacque

Director of Admissions and Student Services at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her BS degree in Biology and an MS degree in Pharmacology from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Pelzer received her DVM from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) in 1997. After 12 years in clinical practice as a food animal veterinarian Dr. Pelzer moved to academia and is currently an Associate Professor within the Population Health Sciences Department. Dr. Pelzer has completed the Essential Skills in Medical Education Assessment course, the Harvard Macy Institute’s “A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education” program and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education at the RVC. Dr. Pelzer has restructured the student selection process within the VMCVM and implemented the multiple mini interview format, the first US veterinary college to do so. Dr. Pelzer is published in the area of learning environments and teaching and assessing professional competencies. Along with Dr. Jennie Hodgson, Dr. Pelzer is editing a veterinary education textbook to be released spring 2016. Her current areas of interest include the learning environment, hidden curriculum, diversity issues, curricular reform and outcomes assessment.

Read, Emma

Dr. Emma Read graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. She then completed a surgical internship and a master's of veterinary science, before entering a large animal surgical residency program at the University of Georgia in Athens. She joined the faculty at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 where she taught until 2005. Her ACVS board certification was completed in 2004 and in early 2005, she returned to Alberta and private referral equine practice. She joined the faculty of the University of Calgary (UCVM) in the fall of 2007 as a clinical instructor in large animal surgery. Dr. Read spent the next eight years as Chair of the Clinical Skills Program developing a multi-instructor, multi-species hands-on training program incorporating OSCE’s, simulators and practical labs.   At UCVM, she has also participated heavily in the development of the curriculum and assessment practices, as well as the establishment of the distributed veterinary teaching hospital. Dr. Read is the recipient of the Pfizer - Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award and the Student Union’s Teaching Excellence Award. Her research interests and scholarly activities are in assessment, simulation design, and use, as well as clinical skills teaching and learning. Dr. Read is Teaching Professor, Large Animal Surgery and also serves Chair of the Clinical Skills Program.

Rhind, Susan

Susan Rhind is Chair of Veterinary Medical Education and Director of Veterinary Teaching at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the University of Edinburgh. She studied veterinary medicine at Glasgow University and spent three years in general veterinary practice before returning to academia to study for a Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Edinburgh. She subsequently specialised as a pathologist gaining membership then fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. Pathology interests included the pathology associated with nuclear transfer (cloning) and immunopathology of infectious disease. Since taking on the role of Director of Teaching, her research interests have moved into the educational area where she has broad interests including assessment, feedback, e-learning and student/ graduate support. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chair of the UK Veterinary Schools Council Education Committee and has recently taken on a University-wide role as Assistant Principal for Assessment and Feedback.

Tipold, Andrea

Professor and Vice President for Teaching in the Department for Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Neurology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Buenteweg 2, 30559 Hannover, Germany. Publications include: Can Online Conference Systems Improve Veterinary Education? A Study about the Capability of Online Conferencing and its Acceptance. Clinical skills of veterinary students – a cross-sectional study of the self-concept and exposure to skills training in Hannover, Germany. BMC Vet research Development of learning objectives for neurology in a veterinary curriculum. BMC Vet research.  

Trigo, Francisco

Born in Mexico City in November 1949. He graduated as Veterinarian , Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ( FMVZ ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico , in 1974. Later, as a fellow of the British Council examined a Diploma in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976. in 1978 , a Master of Science in Pathology , School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow , Scotland . He earned the degree of Doctor of Pathology and Microbiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1983. He has served , from 2005 to 2009 , as director of the FMVZ - UNAM . Awarded the National University Teaching Award in Natural Sciences in 2001 .