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Levels of advancement

I­2

Competencies

of

veterinarians and veterinary

para­professionals

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

professional positions1.

and

technical

A. Professional of veterinarians

competencies

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 postgraduate degrees, currently eight professionals with postgraduate 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 Ongoing programme to fund employees obtaining postgraduate 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.

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Namibia PVS report version II 23012009

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