Date: January 21, 2022 | ZOOM


The first AAVS Virtual Meeting on Veterinary Education at the time of COVID-19 was held on January 26, 2021. Several AAVS Members presented their experiences of delivering a quality education despite the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The majority of the AAVS Members adopted virtual classes using different onlince platforms. The impact of the pandemic on the faculty and students was the highlight of the meeting. Literacy in digital platforms among the affected was seen as advantageous. However, it was noted that there are more barriers to providing quality veterinary education. The ability of the student’s family to support the financial needs for online learning, cancellation of the research collaboration and internship program abroad, and the effect on the mental health of every student and staff of the university are some of the hindrances that many institutions have encountered.

The second meeting on the same topic was held one year later and attended by over 70 participants.


  • To determine the impact of COVID-19 on providing quality veterinary education among AAVS Members 2 years after the emergence of COVID-19;  
  • To compare the learning set up of AAVS Members in their current COVID-19 situation from the previous year;
  • To share innovative approaches to address various challenges among Members.


Deans and faculty members of AAVS Member institutions and invited partners.

Program and presentations

1Opening remarks Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar, AAVS President Video
2Summary of pre-meeting questionnaire responsesMs Jehmille Myka Federico, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, OIE InternPDF
3Experience sharing by AAVS Members: Short presentations on the current situation and coping mechanisms/recovery plans from “learning and teaching loss” in the new normal 
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri LankaProf. Nayana WijayawardhanePDF
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, MalaysiaAssociate Prof. Hazilawati Binti HamzahPDF
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines, Los Banos, PhilippinesProf. Jezie Acorda, DeanPDF
School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, JapanProf. Yoshihiro SakodaPDF
4Semi-structured plenary discussionAll participants
5AAVS updatesProf. Takeshi Haga, AAVS secretary GeneralPDF
6Closing remarksProf. Fang-Chia Chang, AAVS Vice PresidentVideo

Meeting Report

Group photo