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Levels of advancement

I­3

Continuing education2

1.

The VS have no access to continuing veterinary,

The capability of the VS to maintain and improve the competence of their personnel in terms of relevant information and understanding; measured in terms of the implementation of an annually reviewed training programme.

professional or technical education.

2.

The VS have access to CE (internal and/or

external programmes) on an irregular basis but it does not take into account needs, or new information or

understanding.

3.

The VS have access to CE that is reviewed

annually

and

updated

as

necessary,

but

it

is

implemented for less than 50% personnel.

of the relevant

4.

The VS have access to CE that is reviewed

annually

and

updated

as

necessary,

and

it

is

implemented personnel.

for

more

than

50%

of

the

relevant

5.

The VS have uptodate CE that is implemented

for all relevant personnel.

Results Strengths : The continuing education programme is managed through a training unit of the VS The Statutory Body is in the process of establishing a formal CE programme for veterinarians as part of the veterinary accreditation Weaknesses : No established comparable CE programme for the laboratory personnel, only through sporadic training opportunities Supporting documentation (documents or photos): Clinical examination Collection of samples for specialized techniques NASSP Training Manual of Community Animal Health Agents September 2006 Necropsy: postmortem examination Surveillance of sheep scab Surveillance protocol for anthrax Training Budget for DVS 2008/2009 University of Pretoria Continuing Education Advanced Level University of Pretoria Continuing Education Technical Level

2 Continuing education includes Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for veterinary, professional and technical personnel.

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