North American Veterinary Education Committee

AONA VET Faculty Application (Download/Save before filling out)

AONA VET Faculty Application (Download/Save before filling out)

Mission Statement
The AOVET North America Education Committee will serve to promote high quality veterinary education emphasizing the 7 Principles of AO North America Education, documenting the effectiveness of the educational activities, course planning and instructor development.

CME offerings will include annual courses, on-line education, symposia and workshops targeted to veterinarians, residents, students and technicians specializing in the management of musculoskeletal disorders in animals. These educational offerings will incorporate lecture presentations by faculty, surgical video instruction, small group instruction and discussions that include case presentations, pre-operative planning assessments and techniques and hands-on laboratory sessions to experience practicing surgical techniques and applications utilizing simulated anatomically correct bone models, specimens and applicable instruments and implants.

The Committee will consist of up to nine members (Chair, Immediate Past Chair and the Chair-Elect) and a minimum of six additional members. All AO faculty members are voting members. Chair terms are three years. Immediate Past Chair term is one year and the term of the Chair-Elect will be one year. Member term limit is three years. New members will be appointed by the Committee as terms are completed. Inclusion of educational consultants will be at the discretion of the committee. The AO North America Director of Physician Education and the Education Development Manager along with the ECVSC member of the Education Advisory Board (EAB) will serve as ex officio members.
Members are allowed to serve two consecutive terms and must have one year off the Committee before being eligible for reappointment. The Committee will endeavor to balance the appointments by career stage, subspecialty interest and geographic region. Committee members are self-nominated and then chosen from the membership of AOVET North America based on:
Demonstration of active interest in education
Be an approved AOVET North America faculty member that has taught in at least two (2) courses in North America during the past five (5) years
Willing to take the Faculty Educators Program (FEP) within 2 years of acceptance onto the committee.

The Committee will meet a minimum of two times per year (spring, fall). The spring and fall meetings will be full Committee meetings at a time and place to be determined by the Chair. Additional meetings, if needed, will be conducted via conference call. The Committee Chair will be a member of the Education Advisory Board as well as a member of the AO (worldwide) Veterinary Education Commission.

A part of each meeting agenda will be devoted, but not limited, to:
  1. Evaluation of recent courses
  2. Discussion of new approaches
  3. Implementation of required program changes
  4. Standardization of course content
  5. Evaluating educator effectiveness
  6. Requests for courses
  7. Future Course Chairmen and locations
  8. Review of Veterinary Faculty Members
  9. Other business as required
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