A Study on Determining the Opinion of Veterinarians on Continuing Education

Osmanagaoglu S., Kalkan M., MENTEŞ GÜRLER A., Sardogan M. E.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.15, no.2, pp.157-161, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161
  • Keywords: Continuing education, In-service training, Lifelong education, Veterinary medicine, MEDICAL-EDUCATION, TURKEY, NEEDS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to determine the continuing education demands of veterinarians. In the present study, a survey was undertaken for 97 out of 220 (90 male and 7 female) who are members of the Samsun Region Veterinarians Chamber (operating in the cities of Samsun, Sinop, and Ordu). SPSS (11.5) program was used to analyze the collected data and their frequency, percentage, and x2 values were calculated. The results of the study revealed that 82.5% of participants received continuing education and 87.6% of them require continuing education. The results also showed that veterinarians need training mostly in the field of clinical applications and diagnostic methods, and that universities are the most preferable institutions for them to receive continuing education.