WSPA Consultation on Global Standards of Animal Welfare in Veterinary Education


The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is launching a global survey on suitable standards of excellence in applying animal welfare principles in vet schools, with support of the WVA.

The standards will be voluntary, to help veterinary schools show good practice in animal welfare and support the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines for new veterinary graduates Day 1 competencies in animal welfare. The draft standards cover ten key areas of teaching, research and organizational culture, listed in the survey.

WSPA would like to hear from all vets, vet educators and veterinary students on what they think about the proposals.

The online survey only takes 10-12 minutes: Take the survey

The survey is open to all veterinarians, vet educators and students. It is also available in Chinese, French, Korean, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese and other languages.

The survey will run until 1 Sept 2014.