Levels of advancement
veterinarians and veterinary
The capability of the VS to efficiently carry out their veterinary and technical functions; measured by the academic qualifications of their personnel in veterinary, other
A. Professional of veterinarians
The veterinarians’ practices, knowledge and attitudes are of a variable standard that usually allow for elementary clinical and administrative activities of the VS.
The veterinarians’ practices, knowledge and attitudes are of a uniform standard that usually allow for accurate and appropriate clinical and administrative activities of the VS. The veterinarians’ practices, knowledge and attitudes usually allow undertaking all professional/technical activities of the VS (e.g. epidemiological surveillance, early warning, public health, etc.). The veterinarians’ practices, knowledge and attitudes usually allow undertaking specialized activities as may be needed by the VS. The veterinarians’ practices, knowledge and attitudes are subject to regular updating, or international harmonisation, or evaluation.
Results Strengths : Many professionals with post‐graduate degrees, currently eight professionals with post‐ graduate degrees and eight working on a Masters or PhD. Accreditation program of veterinarians through the Statutory Body Continuing education program through Statutory body Internal promotions through competitive interview process On‐going programme to fund employees obtaining post‐graduate degrees abroad Weaknesses : Due to the lack of sufficient veterinary professionals there are too many duties that should be carried out by veterinarians, being delegated to AHTs and AHWs.
Supporting documentation (documents or photos): Veterinary Council of Namibia 2008 ‐ Information Brochure
1 Not all professional positions require an academic degree. Nonetheless, the proportion of academic degrees serves as an indicator of professional excellence within the VS.