WSAVA World Congress 2019

The 44th World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress was held from July 16 to 19, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

One day before the Congress, the VIP Summit meeting was held. The main topics of the meeting were regional inequities in the availability of veterinary medicines which result in differing abilities of animal healthcare professionals to provide appropriate animal care. The lack of essential medicines can have a substantial negative impact on animal welfare. The Joint Position Statement on Regulatory Harmonization was signed by WSAVA. FECAVA, represented by its President Wolfgang Dohne and Vice President Denis Novak, indicated its support to the Joint Position Statement.

As part of the Congress Program, FECAVA’s past President Monique Megens gave a presentation on the effects of selective breeding on the health and welfare of the dogs with extreme conformations.

The second joint meeting of the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA) and FECAVA with their respective Presidents Dr. Geoffry Chen from China and Wolfgang Dohne from UK was also held at the Congress. Discussed items included: Congress protocols, canine Vector borne diseases and invitations to future continental conferences.

Next year, the joint WSAVA / FECAVA Congress will be held from September 23 to 26 in Warsaw, Poland. We are also happy to announce that the next joint WSAVA / FECAVA Congress was confirmed. It will be hosted in 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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