Top-Level Competencies

Basic science, paraclinical and clinical knowledge

  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Clinical manifestations and treatment for common diseases
  • Normal function
  • Normal structure
  • Practicing profession

Business

  • Business management
  • Regulatory laws
  • Veterinary practice environment

Communication skills

  • Client communications
  • Oral and written communication

Entry-level clinical skills

  • Analgesia
  • Welfare
  • Examining skills
  • Handling skills
  • History skills
  • Clinical pathology interpretation
  • Imaging interpretation
  • Medical interpretation
  • Nutrition interpretation
  • Anesthesia skills
  • Behavior skills
  • Clinical pathology skills
  • Dentistry skills
  • Emergency Medical Skills
  • Imaging skills
  • Medical skills
  • Nutrition skills
  • Ophthalmology skills
  • Pathology skills
  • Reproduction skills
  • Sample collection skills
  • Surgical skills
  • Medical records
  • Common problems
  • Diagnostic strategies
  • Individual animal wellness
  • Therapeutic strategies

Ethics

  • Ethical treatment of animals
  • Ethical decisions
  • Veterinarian's role in society
  • Veterinarian's societal responsibilities
  • Animal's role in society
  • Human-animal bond
  • Accessing information
  • Evaluating information

Problem solving, critical thinking and life-long learning skills

  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Life-long learning

Professionalism

  • Professional behaviors
  • Interpersonal behaviors
  • Personal behaviors
  • Healthcare team

Public, environmental, and animal population health

  • Foreign animal diseases
  • Environmental impact on animal populations
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Disease transmission and control
  • Emerging issues
  • Food safety
  • Epidemiology
  • Veterinarian's role in animal and public health
  • Veterinarian's role in population health
  • Veterinarian's role in regulatory practice