Did you know that number of veterinary doctors is increasing across the Europe? Do you know how many veterinary doctors practice and what is veterinary education in the subject of communication with client?

You will find such and more information in a new “International comparative analysis of the Medical Veterinary Doctors educational framework”  in the area of interpersonal communication with the client, published by COMVET.

In this comprehensive report you will find interesting information and statistical data on veterinary doctors and veterinary students as well as the education system in the context of communication between the veterinarian and the client – the owner of the animal.

From year to year, the number of practicing veterinary doctors is increasing throughout Europe. At the same time, veterinary doctors in their daily professional practice have to face increasingly demanding clients – owners, careers of animals. Veterinarians often face the challenge of changing the attitude of their clients, their needs and the increasingly demanding approach. This can be a serious barrier to work.

Communication with the client (the owner of the animal) is a very specific type of contact. It includes the skills of personal communication, requires a certain level of empathy, but also knowledge of how to manage a conversation with the client to receive the necessary information to effectively diagnose the problem, communicate during treatment of the animal, and encourage the client to continue treatment to complete the entire medical process.

Therefore, the important task was to check to what extent European teaching models meet these growing needs in the area of effective and professional communication.

We have carried out an analysis of the medical veterinary education system in the context of teaching the competence to build relationships with the client – the owner of the animal and effective communication. The research was carried out in selected European countries by professional expert institutions in adult education KIKO Educational Solutions from Poland, Charakis Research & Consulting from Cyprus and Synolics from Greece.

 “The data show that in the vast majority of European countries, the number of students of veterinary medicine increases year by year. As of today in Europe, the profession of veterinarian at the stage of study selects more women than men. In Poland, among veterinary students, as of today, almost 75% are women, according to the Polish Central Statistical Office, “explains Inga Kolomyjska, Managing Director of KIKO Educational Solutions, Leader organisation of the COMVET Project.

A lot of interesting data and more you’ll find in this publications.  You can find publication here >>> “Comparative analysis …”

Photo on the publication’s cover: Vadim Guzhva