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Tallinn, June 2018 - Four practice posters and a new hygiene poster were launched at the 24th European congress for companion animal veterinarians, held in Tallinn, Estonia. The posters – four updates and a new addition– aim to help raise awareness about antimicrobial resistance, good hygiene practices and the appropriate use of antibiotics in pets:
Brussels, June 2018 - Extreme breeding and how to tackle it was the topic of the lunch discussion held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 June. Hosted by Members of the European Parliament Petras Austrevicius and Marlene Mizzi, and jointly organised the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the EU Cat and Dog Alliance, it was the occasion for different stakeholders to share their viewpoints and suggest a way forward.
Brussels, 25 June 2018 – Extreme breeding causes serious health and welfare problems: veterinarians are voicing their concern about the promotion of flat-faced dogs in films and social media, as this is likely to boost consumer demand for such dogs. Recent reactions were prompted by the announcement of the upcoming Disney film ‘Patrick’, in which a pug plays a feature role.
FECAVA is organising a meeting in the European Parliament on the extreme breeding of dogs and cats, together with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and the EU Dog and Cat Alliance. The so-called ‘parliamentary lunch discussion’ will be held on 26 June in Brussels, and is hosted by Petras Auštrevičius
Brussels, May 2018 – The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) has become collaborating partner of the International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD), whose mission is to ‘facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide.’ IPFD partners include numerous national kennel clubs, industry and non-profit organizations.
Brussels, May 2018 - The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) is proud to announce that Tiina Toomet from Estonia is the recipient of the 2018 Didier Noël Carlotti award. She will receive the award at the opening ceremony of the 24th FECAVA EuroCongress in Tallinn in June.
A new board (2017-2019) was elected by the Council of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) on 27 September in Copenhagen. Wolfgang Dohne (UK) is FECAVA’s new president, replacing Jerzy Gawor (Poland), now senior vice president. Incoming board member is Danny Holmes from Ireland. Past president Monique Megens (Netherlands) left the board. The election took place during FECAVA Council meeting at the 23rd EuroCongress in Copenhagen, held jointly with the congresses of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association.Read more