The Member organizations of the European Coordinating Committee on Veterinary Training (ECCVT) representing academia, veterinarians and veterinary specialists organized a joint seminar in Brussels to explore potentials provided by the use of available digitals tools. The event was held in Brussels and brought together around 50 participants from around Europe and beyond, academics, training providers, statutory bodies, professional veterinary associations, accreditation of education bodies. Lively discussions took place around the impact that digital technologies may have on the veterinary profession, the veterinary practice and the society.

The European Coordinating Committee on Veterinary Training (ECCVT) calls on all stakeholders involved in veterinary education and training to work together to prepare the veterinary profession for this new digital era.

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“ECCVT would in particular consider that:
 Competences of graduate veterinarians in the future (Day One Competences) might need to be adapted to include competences to ensure a minimum understanding of how AI and these digital technologies work;
 Future curricula should put more emphasis on soft skills of veterinarians and development of critical thinking;
 Interdisciplinary education should be promoted to facilitate team work;
 The framework for the assessment of digital education have to be incorporated in the European System for the Evaluation of Veterinary Training.”