Veterinary Services, in both their public and private components, play an essential role in the development and implementation of policies to manage animal health risks.
Capacity Building for National Veterinary Services is one of the strategic objectives of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE). Strengthening the capacity of Members’ Veterinary Services is important to achieve the improvement of animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare, while improving their ability to participate in the development of international standards and guidelines on these matters.
Our activities in the Asia and Pacific region to support national Veterinary Services include PVS pathway related activities, workshops for veterinary education establishments, veterinary statutory bodies, and capacity building activities. These are directed at national Delegates and National Focal points for disease information, wildlife, aquatic animals, animal welfare, food safety, communication, veterinary drugs and laboratories, and animal welfare related issues.