Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) is an approach modeled after competencybased medical education and is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers by confirming their ability to meet the needs of animals and the expectations of society. This approach focuses on outcomes-based and learner-centered education and assessment.
The CBVE framework consists of nine domains of competence, each representing a group of related abilities necessary for veterinary graduates. Associated with each domain is a list of competencies, all of which are considered core for veterinary education. The CBVE framework consists of 32 competencies, some of which lend themselves to assessment in the clinical context, while others may be best assessed in the pre-clinical curriculum.