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The 33rd World Veterinary Congress Organizing Committee plans to declare the VET VISION 2050 for inspiring the social role of the veterinarians to overcome the current and future challenges from all over the world as well as to improve the optimal health and wellbeing of animals, humans, and the environment.
An agenda on the social role and responsibility of the veterinarians around the world will be created according to the following steps. Based on the agenda, VET VISTION 2050 will be declared to articulate our aspirations and lay the foundation for setting a guide for future actions.

  1. Step 1

    Selecting key topics

  2. Step 2

    Categorizing key topics

  3. Step 3

    Developing a draft of declaration

  4. Step 4

    Preparing final version of declaration draft

  5. Step 5

    Brain Storming Session
    August 30 (Wed)
    08:30 ~ 12:00

  6. Final Step

    Declaration Ceremony
    August 31 (Thu)
    12:30 ~ 13:20

Selecting Key Topics

The survey to select key topics of the VET VISION 2050 declaration has been conducted from March 17 to 28, 2017. There were 700 responses from all around the world to the questionnaire on ‘Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century’ and ‘Issues for Future, Our Future Responsibility and Ambition’.

Result of Survey

Ranking Challenges for Veterinarians in the 21st Century Issues for Future, Our Future Responsibility and Ambition
1st Increasing risk of transboundary zoonoses and emerging animal diseases caused by global environmental changes including climate change Controlling zoonoses
2nd Problem of securing sustainable agricultural productivity and food safety to meet the increasing meat demand led by growing human population and urbanization Securing animal welfare
3rd Increase of animal diseases and suffering due to industrialized animal production Enhancing animal health
4th - Controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
5th - Securing food safety
6th - Enhancing respect for our scientific expertise (beyond the limited perception of veterinarians as purely animal doctors)
7th - Assurance of professional wellness


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