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Clinical Competencies

AVMA Statement on Clinical Competencies Outcomes

Veterinary graduates must have the basic scientific knowledge, skills and values to practice veterinary medicine, independently, at the time of graduation. At a minimum, graduates must be competent in providing entry-level health care for a variety of animal species.

The school/college must develop relevant measures and provide evidence that graduating students have attained the following competencies:

  1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of clinical laboratory testing, and record management
  2. comprehensive treatment planning including patient referral when indicated
  3. anesthesia and pain management, patient welfare
  4. basic surgery skills, experience, and case management
  5. basic medicine skills, experience and case management
  6. emergency and intensive care case management
  7. health promotion, disease prevention/biosecurity, zoonosis, and food safety
  8. client communications and ethical conduct
  9. critical analysis of new information and research findings relevant to veterinary medicine.

Requirements for the Class of:

Map of Current Competencies

The Map of Current Competencies documents the relationship between NC State's required clinical skills, the college's goals and the "AVMA Statement on Clinical Competencies Outcomes" (above).


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