FECAVA is member of the UEVP (Union of European Veterinary Practitioners) who has direct access through FVE (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe) into European Commission policy making.


Since 1992 WSAVA has regularly participated at FECAVA meetings mainly to coordinate joint WSAVA/FECAVA congresses in Europe and cooperate in issues of interest for both associations like CE, standardization and the human-animal-bond. Other common areas of interest are subjects such as the identification of companion animals, respect for animal welfare and drug law.


FECAVA worked together with WSPA (World Society on Protecting Animals) on the information that was published by this association. Together, both groups sought greater acceptance of animal welfare in Europe.


FECAVA works together with IAHAIO on the human-animal bond and animal health matters. 


The blue dog is the outcome of interdisciplinary cooperation.


FECAVA liaises with the Veterinary Nursing profession. It has worked closely with VETNNET, the Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training. FECAVA has been a project partner in several European funded education projects with VETNNET including DASVENT which led to the formation of ACOVENE (the Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nursing Education in Europe). It is also a project partner in the Leonardo supported PEPAS project to develop a European OSCE  (Objective Structured Clinical Examination ) protocol for veterinary nurses to facilitate the assessment of practical competences of trainee veterinary nurses.


Europetnet is the partner for animal registration in Europe.


Consultation and coordination with FECAVA partners, particularly considering pan-european projects, is taking place regularly to give european CA veterinary practitioners a voice.



The Accreditation Committee for Veterinary Nurse Education (ACOVENE) is a voluntary organisation  to accredit veterinary nurse education programmes in the EU.  Veterinary nurses are increasingly significant members of the veterinary team in European countries.  Whilst every country has its established systems for their education and training, a more standardised approach assists registration bodies and veterinary employers to facilitate the movement of qualified veterinary nurses between EU member states.  ACOVENE accordingly sets standards for the delivery of veterinary nurse education and stipulates the minimum curriculum content for an accredited   programme.

ACOVENE accreditation is voluntary and provides accredited schools and graduates from those schools with a number of significant benefits.


Vetnnet is the European Network for everyone involved in veterinary nurse training. Vetnnet brings together colleges, veterinary associations, veterinary nurse associations, accreditation bodies and other organisations with an active interest in veterinary nurse training.

The network facilitates exchanging ideas on how to teach students.

One of the goals Vetnnet is pursuing is to promote veterinary nurse training, to support existing qualifications and to assist in the development of programs in countries where none yet exist and focuses on quality assurance.



EPRUMA aims to ensure best practice through responsible use of medicines in the prevention and control of animal diseases.

Established in 2005, it works to promote the responsible use of medicines in animals in the EU (medicines as defined in Directive 2001/82/EC as amended by Directive 2004/28/EC) in order to maintain efficacy and both prevent and minimise adverse reactions.

EPRUMA's objectives comprise promoting animal health and welfare as well as human health through the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines; developing best-practice frameworks concerning the use of veterinary medicines.

EPRUMA works on broad principles at EU level, which in turn can be tailored nationally to reflect local specificities in EU Member States; communicating with and engaging all parties concerned with the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines.