International Programme Accreditation
City University of Hong Kong is engaged in a process with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC, https://avbc.asn.au/veterinary-education), ultimately leading towards international accreditation of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. The Programme was granted “Provisional Accreditation” by AVBC after admission of the first cohort of BVM students in September 2017, which is ongoing, subsequent to further assessments by the AVBC each year thereafter (https://avbc.asn.au/veterinary-education/). The BVM programme will be eligible for full accreditation in 2023, when the leading cohort graduates. CityU is also engaged with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, https://www.rcvs.org.uk/setting-standards/accrediting-primary-qualifications/accrediting-veterinary-degrees) in a process to gain RCVS accreditation for the BVM programme.
The RCVS accreditation will also be performed when the leading cohort graduates.
Graduates of AVBC/RCVS accredited schools are expected to be eligible to work as veterinarians in the jurisdictions that recognise these particular accrediting authorities. Besides, individual graduates need to fulfil the registration requirements of any relevant professional bodies, which can include certain minimum fitness to practice standards relating to medical or physical conditions, conduct or competence issues, disciplinary findings, convictions, language skills, etc.
The Dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences may be required to inform the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong of any substantiated case of major misconduct by a BVM student at the time of the student's graduation.
Information about registering as a veterinary surgeon in Hong Kong is available on the website of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong: https://vsbhk.org.hk.
China's Ministry of Agriculture will also allow veterinary graduates who are Chinese nationals and are registered in Hong Kong or Macau to sit the Chinese National Veterinary Licensing Examination.