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February 6, 2018

 

US university and Ceva enter educational partnership for Latin American poultry vets

 
 


The North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and Ceva are collaborating on a distance learning project providing certification in poultry health management for veterinarians in Latin America.
 


NC State CVM Dean Paul Lunn (left) and Ceva Animal Health's Jean-Charles Tissot (right), Ceva's zone director for Latin America. Photo by John Joyner/ NC State Veterinary Medicine

 

The 18-month programme will include both online course material and an on-site component, concluding with a two-week session at the CVM. Courses will be offered in both Spanish and English.

 

Continually changing consumer demands have created increasingly rapid changes in the way that poultry is produced. New strategies and approaches geared towards health, productivity, and welfare, protecting the food supply, retaining international markets, and maintaining consumer confidence, are vital.

 

Preparing veterinarians to work effectively in the poultry industry is thus increasingly difficult to be accomplished only within a four-year DVM instructional programme; post-DVM training programmes specialising in poultry medicine are needed to keep veterinarians up to date with the latest expert thinking.

 

As a result, Ceva and NC State have created a Specialist in Poultry Medicine certificate designed to provide flexibility for working veterinarians to pursue additional training, while keeping up with their professional responsibilities.

 

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the college to enhance the training of veterinarians who can make a difference in the area of food security, which is a global problem," said CVM Dean Paul Lunn.

 

Jean-Charles Tissot, Ceva's zone director for Latin America, thanked the college for its openness to public-private partnerships, hailing the agreement as, "a pioneering programme having an impact on global issues in a socially and ethically responsible way."

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