Associate in Veterinary Education

A new 5 day residential course at the Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire

18th – 22nd May 2015

Associate in Veterinary Education

The course is designed to foster the development of educators across the field of veterinary science.

 Who is it for?

This course is ideal for

·         lecturers and assistant lecturers

·         PhD students with some teaching responsibilities

·         post-doctoral researchers

·         learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff

·         practicing vets who have teaching or training responsibilities

·         veterinary nurses who have teaching or training responsibilities

·         nursing clinical coaches

·         anyone who is planning a career in academia.

What will I achieve?

You will learn how to create progressive and exciting new learning environments for those you teach or train and, upon successful completion, you will achieve AHEA (Associate of the Higher Education Academy) status.

 Outstanding credentials


The RVC veterinary education team boasts impressive credentials; three of our tutors have received the prestigious National Teaching Fellow Award which celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. Only four veterinarians nationwide have been honoured with this award. 

Apply Now

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th April 2015. Places are limited so early application is advised. 

 For details on how to apply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or visit our web pages for further information





16 - 17 April 2015

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European College of Aquatic Animal Health  (ECAAH)


1. Membership and qualifications for membership

In order to establish the  ECAAH   Executive Committee has the responsibility of electing de facto Diplomates.

De facto Diplomate: is a Diplomate appointed by the Interim Executive Committee. During the first five years following provisional recognition of the College, the Interim Executive Committee may appoint a small number of additional de facto Diplomates who are also “Founding Diplomates” and are expected to contribute to the running of the College and must meet the general criteria described below  for the members of the Interim Executive Committee. 

 Those wishing to apply for membership of the ECAAH  under this category should contact the ECAAH  executive committee:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Please note that under  the terms of the provisional recognition granted to the ECAAH by the European Board of Veterinary Specialities (EBVS), the criteria outlined below must be strictly applied:

2. Criteria of De facto Diplomates:

Be initiators in their field;

               i.      Have achieved distinction in the field, and have qualifications far exceeding those proposed as necessary for candidates to take the certifying examination of the organisation;

                  ii.      Be internationally recognised as a qualified specialist by peers, and

a. have at least ten years experience in the speciality, and by teaching, research, or practice have contributed significantly to the development of the speciality or

b. have advanced training (PhD or equivalent) in the speciality; have demonstrated competency through teaching, research or practice in the speciality to which the individual devotes most of his or her professional time, and

c. be author of at least ten significant publications in peer-reviewed journals resulting from the research or practice in the speciality;

                    iii. Be uncontroversial to the majority of the membership;

                    iv. Spend at least 50 per cent of their time in the speciality, based on a normal working week of 40 hours.

                       v.     Be practicing or licensed to practice in Europe;

                    vi.     Practice scientific, evidence-based veterinary medicine, which complies with animal welfare legislation;

 viii. Display the willingness to contribute to the growth of the College (e.g. by training residents)

 Selection will be made by the Interim Executive Committee on the basis of a submitted CV. All persons known to be interested in becoming a member of ECAAH shall be invited to apply for de facto registration by means of a personal letter, or by open advertisement  in journals or congresses outlining the above mentioned requirements.


 Prof. Fotini Athanasopoulou  

Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

Past President,  World Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Association.

Ex Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Laboratory of Ichthyology and Fish Diseases, Veterinary Faculty

221 Trikalon str, Karditsa 43100  Greece

 Tel +30 24410 66008, 66045, +30 6984214219

Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive

Recently the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) has been modernised. During its 2014 AGM (11-12 April) in Brussels, EBVS focussed on the modernisation of the PQD and putting a Common Training Framework (CTF) in place.

Presentations on the PQD from three different perspectives were given as part of this meeting. Recordings of presentations from the perspective of the European commission, the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and from the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation are available. You will need to use the password provided by email by EBVS to access the videos. If you have not already received a password please contact the EBVS secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To view the videos click here

EBVS Newsletters

  • Newsletter 9, Spring 2014 can be downloaded Herehere.

    Erratum: There is an error in the VetCEE article relating to the status of discussions with ECLAM. An erratum will be published in the 10th edition of the EBVS newsletter. The EBVS extends its apologies to VetCEE and ECLAM and hopes this misunderstanding can be resolved rapidly.

  • Newsletter 8, Winter/Apring 2014 can be downloaded Herehere
  • Newsletter 7, Autumn 2013 can be downloaded Herehere
  • Newsletter 6, Spring 2013 can be downloaded Herehere
  • Newsletter 5, Fall 2012 can be downloaded Here here.
  • Newsletter 4, Spring 2012 can be downloaded Here here.
  • Newsletter 3, Fall 2011 can be downloaded Here here.
  • Newsletter 2, Spring 2011 can be downloaded Here here.
  • Newsletter 1, Spring 2010 can be downloaded Newsletter 1 Here.

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