CSU Veterinary Healthcare Team Symposium Slated July 21-22, 2021

Jeff Douglas or Jeanne Johnson
Phone: 202/371-9195, x144
Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2021 — The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are presenting a virtual symposium focused on how educational changes can help enhance team-based healthcare delivery systems in the clinical practice environment July 21-22, 2021 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

“Leading Change: Emphasizing Team-based Veterinary Care” will examine opportunities for enhancing educational programs for DVM students and veterinary nurse/technicians in a way that can broaden, deepen and expand access to clinical care. The symposium is targeted at veterinary educators, veterinary nurse/technician educators and other thought leaders and will focus on a competency-based veterinary educational framework. Topical areas to be covered include an examination and assessment of the current operating environment for veterinary nurse/technicians, including work roles and responsibilities, retention and compensation, and existing models from industry. Toward enhancing teamwork, desired core competencies for all DVM graduates will be considered, along with effective models from veterinary teaching hospitals.

The symposium will look at emerging innovations in veterinary nurse/technician education, including specialization, and models of veterinary nurse/technician education from AAVMC member institutions. It will also consider diversity, equity and inclusion and the veterinary healthcare team; competency-based veterinary/nursing education; potential MS programs in veterinary clinical care; and practice act considerations. For information on this symposium and to register, please click here.

ABOUT THE AAVMC The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.    

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