The members of the UEVP agree that a single qualification no longer gives the right to practise for life without competition and control. Any practitioner must keep his professional knowledge up to date to provide the best service to his clients and patients and in order to answer their needs,and protect animal welfare, animal health and human health. Furthermore, veterinarians have to be able to respond to the increasing national or international demand for the development of advanced scientific skills. Practitioners are fully aware of these requirements, and the possible consequences on professional liability. Therefore they believe that the veterinary profession must be in charge of its own CPD in order to control its content and its quality.
Lastly, this CPD paper must be seen in relation to the need for lifelong learning as defined by the Bologna agreement.