Veterinary education encompasses the core teaching and learning in classrooms and all factors affecting it directly or indirectly, such as quality and quantity of available study materials, curriculum patterns, etc. The Standing Committee on Veterinary Education (SCOVE) has been established to improve the education of all veterinary students and professionals worldwide by providing varied educational resources and coming up with new and interesting ways of teaching and learning. SCOVE aims to elevate the overall standard of veterinary education worldwide and to provide opportunities for veterinary students to undertake education in important areas outside traditional veterinary training.
- Facilitate the distribution of knowledge to veterinary students around the globe.
- Provide access to additional education to veterinary students.
- Promote improvement of education of veterinary students around the globe.
The educational platform is an online collection of veterinary resources organised by topic and made available to veterinary students worldwide. The website contains links to web pages, audio-visual study materials, and applications on various subjects in the veterinary curriculum.
The platform also includes materials on non-veterinary disciplines (business and other vocational studies) and soft skills that benefit potential veterinarians and help them thrive in their careers while in the study and after graduation. There are clinical case reports on specific disease conditions and links to other exciting platforms, especially partners' domains.
VET Talks are online veterinary lectures inspired by TED Talks and accessible to veterinary students worldwide. The lessons are recorded by outstanding speakers nominated by students from IVSA member organisations. The VET Talks are about all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, favouring neglected topics.
Veterinary medicine graduates record VET Talks videos (professors, lecturers, practicing vets. VET Talks are recorded according to the standards set out by SCoVE.
The online surveys are created to analyse the factors affecting veterinary education directly or indirectly in veterinary faculties/colleges/universities worldwide.
In the last few years, SCOVE launched a lot of surveys.
The New Generation of Learning
Health Risks for Veterinary Students in Training
Financial Burden of Veterinary School on Students
Pandemic Veterinary Education and Emergency Online Learning.
SCOVE Essay Competition and Quizzes
The competition aims to engage students in current and burning issues in veterinary education. SCOVE Essay Competition is held at least twice each term, and the winners receive a certificate of recognition. At the same time, the best three essays will be published on the SCOVE EDU+ website.
The quizzes are on scientific subject matters within and outside the veterinary domain. The winner of each episode of the SCOVE Quiz gets a reward, and the Quiz comes up at least twice a term.
SCOVE Workshops and Webinars
SCOVE Workshops are practical tutorial guidelines designed on specific topics as comprehensively as possible. SCOVE workshops target a particular age category, e.g., high school, elementary, and tertiary education students. SCOVE workshops are presented to the target category by SCOVE ambassadors.
Veterinary Profession Map
The map aims to help veterinary students by informing them about the possible careers they can choose after graduation. It was put together with the help of SCOVE members, so vet students made it for vet students. The map was designed as an interactive presentation and enabled you to choose a field of veterinary medicine you are interested in. Afterwards, the degree needed to work in the selected area and other info will be displayed.
SCOVE courses help students understand more about the various fields of veterinary medicine. Courses are created by Member Organisations with collaboration from veterinary professionals from their University and are shared on SCOVE Google Classroom.
The diagnostic challenge is an excellent way for students to work through cases systematically. In the past, the SCOVE team used Google Forms to present a case to students. The cases are common presentations in large or small animal practices. They often split the sections into the following categories: Problem lists, Differential Diagnoses, and Diagnostics. Afterwards, they send the diagnostic results to students, and then they can come to a final diagnosis and recommended treatments.
Veterinary Profession Podcast
“The Veterinary Profession Podcast”' is a collaborative project between the Standing Committee in Veterinary Education (SCOVE) and Standing Committee in Career Attributes (SCOCA). This project offers fresh resources for students to learn about various veterinary career paths and explore educational and field experiences. The interviews with the professionals will help veterinary students evaluate and choose their future career paths.
A SCOVE ambassador is an IVSA Member who acts as a bridge between SCOVE and its faculty.
- Relay the information regarding SCOVE projects and partners to vet students in their Universities
- Sharing SCOVE projects on their social networks
- Organise webinars, workshops, and events related to SCOVE activities
- Promote veterinary education