Workshop: Veterinary Education Establishments and Veterinary Statutory Bodies in South Asia and Iran



Veterinary education establishments (VEEs) and veterinary statutory bodies (VSBs) play a key role in ensuring the effectiveness of veterinary professionals and delivery of competent Veterinary Services (VS). The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) organised a sub-regional workshop for South Asian Members and Iran (comprising a “sub-region”) inviting representatives from VEEs, VSBs, veterinary authorities and veterinary medical associations.  The sub-regional workshop was organised virtually on 19 and 20 April 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Japan time. The objective of the workshop was to promote shared thinking and actions based on the exchange of visions, experiences, documentation, research and technical cooperation on veterinary education at sub-regional level. 

Workshop information  


Dr Julie Strous, Executive Director, Australian Veterinary Boards Council

Dr David Sherman, Programme Coordinator, Capacity Building Department, OIE Headquarters

Dr Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh

Dr Nayana Wijayawardhane, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Dr Rajdeep Kaur Sidhu, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India

Dr Md Rafiqul Islam, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Dr Achariya Sailasuta, Chair of AVSBN

Dr Hafsa Zaneb, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore- Pakistan, AAVS Executive Committee member


Tools and activities  

Examples of VEE and VSB networks  



  • Arab Association of Veterinary Medical Faculties 




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