Retrospective study on the activities of the Flemish small animal veterinarian in order to change the curriculum of veterinary medicine
- L. Rysman
- A. Decloedt
- P. Deprez
The available literature on the activities of the small animal veterinarian in Flanders is limited. In this research, information was collected on the working conditions, the most frequently performed clinical activities and the importance of the different disciplines in veterinary practice. Log files recorded by fifth-year veterinary students during their externship at a small animal practice were used for this research. The dog was the most presented species in practice. In the study, it was shown that preventive medicine definitely plays an important role in veterinary medicine as vaccination was performed during 28% of all consultations. The most important clinical disciplines were dermatology, gastroenterology, wound care, general illness and orthopedics. Neutering and spaying were the most frequently performed surgical procedures by the small animal veterinarian. The collected information could be used in order to improve the training of veterinary students.
How to Cite:
Rysman, L. & Decloedt, A. & Deprez, P., (2019) “Retrospective study on the activities of the Flemish small animal veterinarian in order to change the curriculum of veterinary medicine”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 88(4), 183-191. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v88i4.16006