The new FECAVA membership card honours another European veterinarian, Saki Paatsama (1918-1998) from Finland. A great visionary and one of the fathers of veterinary surgery and orthopaedics – creator of the ‘over-the-top’ technique of the stifle – he was professor of surgery at the Helsinki Veterinary School for many years. He was also actively involved in many organisations including the WSAVA, ESVS, ESVOT and the International kennel club (FCI).
FECAVA membership cards are published once a year, giving veterinarians a physical proof of their membership. Templates of the card will be distributed by FECAVA member associations to the individual members. Members can then print and complete the card and then laminate it for optimal use.