The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) in partnership with the Academy of Veterinary Educators announced in October that Zhitnitskiy is among 32 veterinary educators chosen to oversee the Academy-Certified Expert Educator credential.
The University of Minnesota’s strengths in infectious disease, immunology, comparative medicine, and zoonotic agents will prepare you for success at the intersection of animal, human and ecosystem health. Key scientific fields are facing shortages of new graduates, and an advanced degree rooted in comparative veterinary medicine will give you an advantage to address long standing health issues.
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The AASV Collegiate Activity Committee taskforce, co-led by Drs. Gil Patterson (VetNOW) and Perle Zhitnitskiy (UMN CVM) published a commentary in JAVMA regarding the current state of affairs in swine veterinary education in the United States.
In this open-access publication in the Education in the Health Professions journal, Dr. Perle Zhitnitskiy and faculty from the University of Minnesota describe their process to create day-1 competencies for veterinary graduates interested in swine practice.
The University of Minnesota collaborated with swine practitioners, faculty from other Universities and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians to develop relevant day-1 competencies.
Three levels of expertise were defined: basic, intermediate and defined.
109 competencies were developed in nine domains: pig handling, swine husbandry, sample collection, record keeping, treatment and prevention, biosecurity, communication and regulatory.