Further Objectives

i)Encouraging the public, zoological institutions and wildlife agencies to use veterinarians who are qualified to fill a unique and specific role in the delivery of modern comprehensive zoological medicine at the specialty level. 3

ii) Positioning the zoological specialist as a common source for referrals in the veterinary community.

iii) Improving and promoting the structure of health care for animals, thereby improving its perception and understanding by owners, veterinarians and those interested in introducing animal health insurance and supplying zoological health products.

iv) Providing an incentive and reward for achieving postgraduate education and experience in Zoological Medicine at the specialist level. The title Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine shall be restricted to those persons working in the field who have reached the highest level of achievement in the respective specialty

v) Encouraging veterinary schools to establish in-depth instruction and high standards for training in zoological medicine and develop specific funding for areas of research.

vi) Promoting continued improvement of practice standards and knowledge in zoological medicine through continuing education and self-assessment.

vii) Supporting the preservation of zoological species and their habitats by promulgating the concept of wise use of animal resources and the breeding of endangered species in captivity. viii) Encouraging responsible management, husbandry and breeding of zoological species.

ix) Preventing the occurrence of zoonotic and allergic diseases in man originating from zoological species.