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Profile - The AVIS College

Dr. Apostolos Rantsios
General Editor: Dr. William Geering
Technical Director: Dr. Mark Rweyemamu
Chairman: Professor Julian Hilton
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Malika Moussaid
Scientific Co-ordinator: Dr. John Anderson
Spanish Language Scientific Consultants: Dr. Jorge Dominguez and Dr. Arnaldo Hernandez.

The AVIS College
The AVIS College is a highly accessible, virtual centre of excellence for innovative approaches to management, quality assurance and the provision of authoritative expertise in the fields of prevention, progressive control, eradication and emergency response systems for major livestock diseases, food safety and veterinary public health. It is global in both its programmes and outreach.

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It will complement and support the efforts of existing international and national public and private sector institutions working in these fields. In particular it will enhance the outreach of the AVIS Consortium partners.

The mission of the AVIS College encompasses 4 areas of support to international animal health, namely:

  • Knowledge
  • Technical expertise
  • Management
  • On-ground support/consultancy.

AVIS College Associates Programme

From January 1, 2007 AVIS College is extending its scope to include associates. The College is receipt of an increasing number of requests for consultancy and systems support in the field of veterinary public health and food safety, especially in Eastern Europe. If you would like to be considered for particpation in the Associate programme please contact either Dr. Apostolos Rantsios or Prof. Julian Hilton for a confidential discussion.