January 07, 2011

Are Veterinarians Educated Regarding New Vaccine Protocols? | Truth4Dogs

By way of Jan Rasmusen at Truth4Dogs, Australian Elizabeth Hart begs the question of whether many veterinarians are proficient in companion animal vaccination "best practice."

On the topic of veterinary training in vaccination best practice, Professor Ronald Schultz, a member of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group, says: “Our new grads don’t know a heck of a lot more about vaccines than our older grads. And I’ve figured out why this is. They know a lot more about basic immunology, but they don’t know about vaccinology and the two are not the same…Also, they’re taught by people generally that know nothing about vaccinology. Now, when do they get their vaccine training? During their fourth year. And who’s giving that? The veterinarians that know how to give vaccines, that still don’t know about vaccinology. So we haven’t gone very far from where we were ten years ago or twenty years ago with regard to training veterinarians about vaccines”.(2)

Are Veterinarians Educated Regarding New Vaccine Protocols? | Truth4Dogs

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