Standing Committee on Veterinary Education
Veterinary education encompasses the core teaching and learning in classrooms and all factors affecting it directly or indirectly such as quality and quantity of study materials available, curriculum pattern and so on. 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, coming up with new and interesting ways of teaching and learning. SCoVE aims at elevating 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 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, organized by topic and made available to veterinary students around the world. The platform contains links to web pages, audio-visual study materials and applications on various subjects in the veterinary curriculum.
The platform also contain materials on non-veterinary disciplines (business and other vocational studies) and soft skills that are immensely beneficial to potential veterinarians and will help them thrive in their career while in study and after graduation. There are clinical case reports on specific disease conditions and links to other interesting platforms especially partners' domains.
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VET(s) Talks are online veterinary lectures inspired by TED Talks and are provided free to veterinary students throughout the world. The lectures are recorded by outstanding speakers who are nominated by students from IVSA member organizations. The VET Talks are about all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, favoring neglected topics.
VET Talks videos are recorded by graduates of veterinary medicine (professors, lecturers, practicing vets) while VETs Talks are recorded by veterinary students nominated by SCoVE Ambassadors. Both VET Talks and VETs Talks are recorded according to the standards set out by SCoVE which can be found in the SCoVE Ambassador Manual.
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The Journal of Veterinary Education (JVE) is aimed at providing students with in-depth information on various veterinary topics, helping students practice writing articles and sharing new ways of memorizing information. The journal, which will be expected to release first publication in spring 2020, will have at least two publications per year.
The journal is divided into three sections; the first section focuses on thematic educational articles, the second section contains veterinary artwork and the third section displays SCoVE Ambassador reports and activities, pictures and reports on educational activities conducted by Member Organisations.
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The online surveys are created to analyse the factors affecting veterinary education directly or indirectly in veterinary faculties/colleges/universities worldwide.
In 2018, SCoVE launched a survey on the financial burden of veterinary school on vet students to establish the relationship between educational debt and stress/worry level in vet students among other things.
SCoVE Essay Competition and Quizzes
The competition aims to get students meaningfully engaged in current and burning issues in veterinary education. SCoVE Essay Competition is held at least twice in each term and the winners receive a certificate of recognition while the best three articles are published in the committee's Journal of Veterinary Education (JVE).
The quizzes are on scientific subject matters within and outside the veterinary domain. The winner of each episode of SCoVE Quiz gets a reward and the Quiz comes up at least twice in a term.
SCoVE Workshops are practical tutorial guidelines that are designed on specific topics as comprehensive as possible. SCoVE workshops are targeted at a specific age category e. g. high school students, elementary school students, tertiary education students. SCoVE workshops are presented to the target category by SCoVE ambassadors.
The aim of the map is to help veterinary students by informing them about the variety of possible careers they can choose after graduation. It was put together with the help of SCoVE members and so it was made by vet students for vet students.
The Map was designed as an interactive presentation and enables you to choose a field of veterinary medicine you are interested in. Afterwards, the degree needed to work in the selected field and other info will be displayed.
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The Webinar is an online educative session organized annually in collaboration with another educational body (organization, partner or student body) in order to enlighten students on new advancements in medical research as well as interesting and/or neglected topics in the medical world.
The Conference will be a biennial event which brings veterinary education experts and students together to discuss the future of veterinary medicine as a whole and the inclusion of technology in the present and future of teaching and learning of veterinary medicine. The event focuses on specific area(s) each time and the present and future of the theme is explored at the conference.
While the conference is still in development stage, please follow the SCoVE facebook page for updates!
A SCoVE Ambassador is an IVSA member who serves as a middleman between IVSA SCoVE and his/her faculty. SCoVE Ambassadors relay beneficial information on SCoVE projects and SCoVE partners to vet students in their campus. They achieve this by hanging posters, organizing programs (SCoVE workshop and other educational events), sharing information by email and social media, airing webinars and lecture videos and so on.
Chair of Committee: Viktoria Hirschhofer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org