A letter from the president
Our vision is to further the advancement of veterinary expertise, knowledge and understanding in the field of small ruminant (specifically, sheep and goats) health management. The central elements in support of this vision are:
To attract and educate the next generation of small ruminant veterinary specialists from a diverse range of backgrounds, and empower them to make a positive contribution to ensuring global food security and poverty alleviation through better small ruminant production efficiency.
To act as an institution to qualify members of the veterinary profession as specialists in small ruminant health management, by establishing and describing the discipline and defining globally appropriate high standards.
To encourage our members to pursue original clinical and scientific investigations of small ruminant health management challenges, and contribute to the relevant literature.
To drive effective knowledge transfer and translation through interactions with national veterinary associations, farmers associations, government institutions and international agencies.
The exhaustive documentation and correspondence that resulted in our excellent application could not have been completed without the support of our fantastic dynamic Board. Thank you! Thanks are also owed to George Fthenakis for tirelessly pursuing his vision for our College over the past 13 years, culminating with his significant input to the preparation of our documentation.
For the remainder of Thursday and all of yesterday, the EBVS discussed several topics that are highly relevant to our College, ranging from governance to challenges and opportunities. The topics included: insurance; fraud; standards setting in credentials and exams; funding of small colleges; national representation of the EBVS; recognition by stakeholders; promotion of the EBVS (being its 26 Colleges) in Eastern Europe; and data protection. Each of these topics is of direct relevance to our College, and will need to be discussed and actioned in the forthcoming months.