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Volume 26(3), Autumn 2016

Global & European News

One Health award for Luke Gamble


Luke Gamble, founder of charities Worldwide Veterinary Service and Mission Rabies, is the recipient of the 2016 One Health Award ...


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The OIE 4th Global Conference on Veterinary Education was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-24 June 2016. Its purpose was to follow up on the implementation by Veterinary educational establishments of an OIE recommended core curriculum (11 specific and 8 advanced competencies) for national veterinary services.

WVA President René Carlsson informed the audience about the WVA’s current and future role to improve veterinary education around the world. She also presented information about the WVA Global Education Portal containing almost 1000 courses from over 85 respected institutions and individuals. Launched earlier this year after 18 months of preparation, it offers easy and free to access at

For more information on the OIE conference on Veterinary Education, click HERE.

Global education portal

Dutch veterinary professor Erik Teske has been announced as the recipient of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) 2016 International Award for Scientific Achievement, presented annually to an individual judged to have made a significant contribution to the field of small animal veterinary medicine. EJCAP would like to congratulate him with his success and is proud to have him as the Scientific Editor.

Professor in medical oncology for veterinary undergraduates in Utrecht and Liège, Erik Teske will receive his award at the 2016 WSAVA World Congress, which takes place from 27-30 September in Cartagena, Colombia. He will also give a special lecture entitled: ‘An Update on the Treatment of Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats,’ one of a series of lectures by this year’s WSAVA Award winners.

Erik Teske graduated at from the University of Utrecht in 1981 and became a specialist in internal medicine in 1986. His areas of expertise include clinical cytology, epidemiology, and oncology. He has authored over than 120 publications in refereed journals and contributed 16 book chapters, as well as to many other publications. He lectures widely and co-organizes a European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies course on internal medicine.

Erik Teske honoured

Ketamine: support the campaign!


The Worldwide Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is concerned that access to ketamine at risk through lobbying by some countries to have it put under international scheduling. Proposals for international control stem from the widespread misconception that ketamine is merely a 'recreational drug.' his is inaccurate and devalues the huge contribution ...


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Winning welfare photos

Launched in March 2016, the competition “Animal welfare, beyond the cliché”, was an opportunity for the OIE Global network and veterinary students to showcase their photographic appreciation of the implementation of the OIE standards on welfare. ...


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