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1 European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education and Evaluation of the „Vet-Schools“ Brussels, 6 October 2008 Marcel Wanner

2 EAEVE: Objectives The Objective shall be to: - promote and develop veterinary education - reinforce co-operation between establishments for higher education in veterinary science - act as a forum for discussion of veterinary educational matters in order to improve and harmonize education - manage the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training, based on the mandate originally given by the Commission of the European Community Association Européenne des Etablissements d‘Enseignement Vétérinaire Founded in Alfort (F) on May 27 th, 1988

3 Obligation of EAEVE Members Statutes of EAEVE Article 4: …. Members should also comply with the principle of periodic peer-group evaluation of their functioning as an academic institution according to defined protocols. Current situation: 93 member establishments in 35 countries 80 faculties have either been visited or have visits pending Membership is voluntary

4 Members Group 1: UK 7, Ireland 1, The Netherlands 1 Group 2: Spain 10, Portugal 5 Group 3: Italy 13, Greece 2, Albania 1, Israel 1, Romania 4 Group 4: France 4, Belgium 2 Group 5: Germany 5, Austria 1, Switzerland 1 Group 6: Denmark 1, Norway 1, Sweden 1, Finland 1, Estonia 1, Latvia 1, Lithuania 1 Group 7: Slovak Republic 1, Czech Republic 1, Hungary 1, Slovenia 1, Poland 4, Croatia 1 Group 8: Bosnia-Herzegovina 1, Yugoslavia 1, Macedonia 1, Bulgaria 2, Ukraine 2, Turkey 11, Serbia 1 (italic: non EU-member states) 93 in 35 countries Member establishments 72 in EU

5 The EC-Directive 2005/36 Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications Defines minimum requirements for veterinary training This is the basis of the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training managed by EAEVE together with FVE

6 The Evaluation System Principles and Process of Evaluation (2007) The main stages are: - Preparation of a self-evaluation report by the vet. establishment - Visit to the establishment by a group of experts - Preparation of a report on the visit by the group of experts - Review of the experts‘ report - Decision by the European Committee on Veterinary Education Delegates of EAEVE and FVE

7 Self Evaluation Report 1. Objectives 2. Organisation 3. Finance 4. Curriculum 5. Teaching, quality and evaluation 6. Facilities and equipment 7. Animals and teaching materials of animal origin 8. Library and learning resources 9. Admission and enrollment 10. Academic and support staff 11. Continuing education 12. Postgraduate Training 13. Research

8 Visit 5 Experts selected from different countries, one of whom is designated chairman - Basic Sciences - Clinical Sciences: Academic teacher - Clinical Sciences: Practitioner - Animal Production - Food Hygiene - New (to be introduced): 1 Student The team is always accompanied by an EAEVE Coordinator Normal timetable - Monday: briefing of the team by the Coordinator - Tuesday – Thursday: visit of the faculty - Friday: discussion of the draft report of the visiting team with the dean

9 Visited and Approved 42 visited and approved member establishments (40 in EU) approved means that the establishment fulfills the minimum compulsory requirements for all EU Member States as laid down in EU Directive 2005/36 3 visited and conditionally approved member establishments conditionally approved means that no more than 2 unrelated Category 1 Deficiency/ies which is/are of such a nature that it/they can be reasonably expected to be resolved within a 2-year period

10 Visited and Approved in EU Austria Bulgaria Denmark Finland Germany Hungary Italy Lithuania Portugal Slovak Republic Sweden The Netherlands 1 / 1 2 / 0 1 / 1 5 / 5 1 / 1 13 / 3 1 / 0 5 / 1 1 / 1 Belgium Czech Republic Estonia France Greece Ireland Latvia Poland Romania Slovenia Spain UK 2 / 2 1 / 1 1 / 0 4 / 3 2 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 0 4 / 4 4 / 2 1 / 1 10 / 4 7 / 4 number of faculties / approved faculties

11 Visited and Not Approved 17 visited and not approved member establishments These are institutions with several Category 1 Deficiencies thus failing to fulfill all the requirements of the Directive and clearly exceeding the bounds of a conditional approval Clinical training has been the major weakness of veterinary education in Europe over the last 15 years!

12 Category 1 Deficiencies  Insufficient caseload  No isolation facilities for infected animals  Poor clinical training  No mobile clinic Institutions must have a mobile clinic for farm animals so that students can practice veterinary medicine on the farm under expert supervision  Lack of an emergency service Clinical and hospital facilities must operate day and night for most of the year – i.e. like a normal practice  No access to a farm  No access to a slaughterhouse Clinical training has been the major weakness of veterinary education in Europe over the last 15 years!

13 Weakness Main weakness of the evaluation system: There are no (legal) consequences

14 Member of ENQA The application to become a member of the European Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (= ENQA) has been submitted and is in process. Membership is anticipated in the first quarter 2009


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