Academic Veterinary Medicine Education in Europe

Iatridou, Despoina
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Medische Beeldvorming van de Huisdieren en Orthopedie van de Kleine Huisdieren
Despoina Iatridou qualified as veterinarian from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2000 and set up her own veterinary practice in the same year. In 2008 she moved to Brussels (Belgium) for family reasons. In February 2010, she joined the team of FVE (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe) in Brussels as veterinary policy officer. She has been initiated in veterinary policies and European affairs and got involved in a wide range of activities. Today, she is a senior policy officer with over ten years of experience in EU policy analysis, policy making and Brussels networking with regard to veterinary matters, especially veterinary medicines, antimicrobial resistance, veterinary education and One Health. Veterinary education is currently her principal dossier. In that respect, she coordinates the activities of the European Coordinating Committee on Veterinary Training (ECCVT) and of the ECCVT expert working group on Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence. She is a certified expert of the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT), a member of the European Committee on Veterinary Training (ECOVE) and the General Secretary of the Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe (VetCEE).
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. J. Saunders, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium - Prof. Dr. Ana María Bravo Moral, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo (Spain)
Prof. dr. F. Gasthuys, Chair of the examination committee - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University - Prof. dr. Bernadette Van Ryssen, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University - Prof. dr. Dominiek Maes, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University - Prof. dr. Sarne De Vliegher, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University - Mevr. Annabel Seebohm, LL.M., CPME Secretary General Standing Committee of European Doctors - Dr. Pashalina Kehagias, Institut Jules Bordet, Medical Oncology, Digestive Oncology Lab

Korte beschrijving

This dissertation investigates whether there is a need for a policy reform of the legislative requirements used for the automatic recognition of veterinary diplomas and competences in the European Union (EU). The research starts by screening the EU legislation relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary education. Each veterinary education establishment in EU and the European Free Trade Area must implement and follow the requirements laid down in these pieces of legislation to develop a curriculum that leads to a diploma in veterinary medicine, which is automatically recognised in all Member States of the European Union.


Dinsdag 9 maart 2021, 17:30
Diergeneeskunde, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke

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