Improving the Professional Performance of the Indonesian Veterinarians through Model Core Veterinary Curriculum

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bogor Agricultural University (FKH IPB) organized the national seminar on "Improvement of Veterinary Profession-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) -Day 1 Graduates Competencies". The activity was implemented at IPB International Convention Center (IICC), Bogor, on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Yonny Koesmaryono, said that more veterinarians are needed for Indonesia. Civil society is increasingly interested in animal welfare and it has been a priority in the work of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for over a decade. The scientific basis of OIE animal welfare standards provides  the foundation for consensus amongst OIE Member Countries and helps to support their adoption. Furthermore, the veterinary profession should take a lead role in the improvement of animal welfare because the education and experience of veterinarians in animal health and behaviour (ethology) are directly relevant to animal welfare. With the ever-increasing needs, then it should be required a minimum standard of veterinary education can be generally accepted in all countries in the world.

"As recommended by the competencies necessary for the Day 1 veterinary graduates to be adequately prepared to participate in national veterinary services at the entry-level. These recommended competencies can also serve to build collaborative partnerships in “One Health” initiatives. In addition, the need for the participation of professional associations, in this case the Perhimpunan Dokter Hewan Indonesia (the Association of Indonesian Veterinarians) to support the implementation of the Day-1 Competency, "he said.

Dean of FKH IPB, Prof. Dr. DVM Srihadi Agungpriyono, explained that OIE Day-1 Graduates competencies as important item in the curriculum of veterinary medicine and they must be socialized for vet candidates and other pubic as well. All veterinarians, regardless of their professional area of practice after graduation, are responsible for promoting animal health, animal welfare, veterinary public health, and food safety. As such, veterinary education is a cornerstone to assure that the graduating veterinarian (“Day 1 veterinary graduate”) not only has received a sufficient level of education and training that ensures sound overall competencies, but also has the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and aptitudes to understand and be able to perform entry-level national Veterinary Service tasks that relate to the promotion of animal and public health.". "In South East Asia, FKH IPB is institution member of South East Asia Veterinary School Association (SEAVSA), and as  member IPB has adopted veterinary medicine curricula originating from the SEAVSA. The information gathered from the mapping exercises can be used to guide curricula enhancements., "he said.

Resource Persons invited for this special event were IIIrd  Chairman of the Executive Board of the Perhimpunan Dokter Hewan Indonesia (the Association of Indonesian Veterinarians), Mr. Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto; Dean of FKH IPB, Prof. Dr. DVM Srihadi Agungpriyono; Coordinator of th Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. DVM. Wiku Adisasmito; and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Center for Indonesian Veterinary Analytical Studies (CIVAS), namely, Dr. DVM. Tri Satya Putri Naipospos.

The seminar was attended by 130 participants, namely the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Coordinator or Chairman of the Departments of the School of Veterinary Medicine of Indonesia, faculty members and students of IPB, the University of Syiah Kuala, University of Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Brawijaya University, Udayana University, University of West Nusa Tenggara, Universitas Hasanuddin, Universitas Nusa Cendana and Padjadjaran University. (Wied).

Published Date : 22-Dec-2016

Subject : Prof. Dr. Yonny Koesmaryono, Prof. Dr. drh Srihadi Agungpriyono, Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto, Prof. Dr. drh. Wiku Adisasmito,Dr. drh. Tri Satya Putri Naipospos

Keyword : Improving the Professional Performance,Indonesian Veterinarians, Model Core Veterinary Curriculum