A veterinarian examines a farmer's livestock in Mali, a west African country. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is working to improve the performance of veterinary services—defined as the governmental and nongovernmental organizations that implement animal health and welfare measures and other standards and guidelines found in the OIE's Terrestrial Code and Aquatic Animal Health Code—in countries around the world. (Courtesy of the OIE)

Starting from Day OneOIE seeking to define minimum veterinary competencies

By Malinda Larkin

The question “Who is a veterinarian?” may seem like it has a simple answer—someone who has been awarded a