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Aim

To provide training and certification of Veterinarians in Veterinary Microbiology, in Europe.

Mission

The mission of the College is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European Veterinary Specialists in Veterinary Microbiology across all European countries at the highest possible level so as to ensure that improved veterinary medical services will be provided to the public.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the College shall be the promotion of study, research and practice of veterinary microbiology in Europe, and increase the competency of those who practise in this field by:

  • Establishing guidelines for post-graduate education and training as a prerequisite to become a specialist in the speciality of veterinary microbiology;
  • examining and authenticating veterinarians as specialists in veterinary microbiology to serve the veterinary patient, its owner and the public in general, by providing expert care for animals with microbiological disease;
  • encouraging research and other contributions to knowledge in all aspects of veterinary microbiology, and promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge;
  • the development, supervision and assessment of continuing education programmes in veterinary microbiology;
  • committing itself to the development of a culture, which recognises the importance of quality and quality assurance in its activities, and to this end, the College should develop and implement a strategy for the continuous enhancement of quality;
  • guaranteeing and maintaining the highest level of specialisation in veterinary microbiology, according to European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 8.

Resources

  • The College is a non-profit organisation and does not pursue any commercial interests.
  • College funds may only be spent according to the Constitution and Bylaws of the College. Members or Officers of the College receive no payment from the funds of the College, except expenses payments.
  • No member or Officer of the College may be favoured by expenditures or excessively high compensations, which are not according to the purposes of the College.
  • The College may enlist the services of a secretariat who will be responsible for the operational management of the Executive Committee and support of the College.
  • The expenses of the College shall be met through various sources of income, including:

i. Donations from individuals, companies and international organisations.
ii. Income from educational meetings organised by the College.
iii. Investment income.
iv. Annual dues.