College achievements 2019 and future plans

In the past year the College has been working hard to set up a foundation for the strategic and sustainable growth of the organisation, with a key focus on working towards increasing Member engagement and improving our examination quality and processes.

Some of our key achievements for our Members this year include:

  • Introducing new Membership subjects, Membership in Veterinary Practice (Small Animal and Equine)
  • Revise the committee structure overseeing subject examinations, introducing subject standards committee and subject examinations committees to allow better distribution of work and successful planning for mentors and examiners.
  • Implementing a multi-level Maintenance of Credentials for Members to improve the quality of care in our profession
  • Engaged with NZ Members, holding two social functions to connect and listen to our Member’s needs
  • Successfully conduct examinations for our largest Membership Examination cohort to date
  • ​Deliver our annual scientific conference, Science Week, with a record number of delegates
  • Digitally recorded selected Science Week presentations for Members to view at a later date

Members are the keystone of the College and this year we plan to begin setting up the necessary framework to help us better engage with our diverse range of Members through activities including:

  • Increasing face to face events
  • Building online communities
  • Facilitating better dialogue between Members, Chapters and Council

 Our commitment to improving examination quality and processes continues in 2019 with the following projects underway:

  • Continuance of Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) including future implementation of electronic delivery of examinations
  • Review and changes on how examinations are marked, including vertical marking
  • Review of how examinations are scheduled
  • Update of documentation and process of accreditation for institutions for Fellowship training programs