Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is the European umbrella organisation for veterinarians in Europe. Founded in 1975, FVE now represents 46 national veterinary organisations in 38 European countries, including all EU Member States. FVE also includes 4 international Sections, each of which represents key groups within the veterinary
profession: practitioners (UEVP), hygienists (UEVH), state veterinary officers (EASVO) and veterinarians in education, research and industry (EVERI). Through its member organisations, FVE represents around 300.000 veterinarians throughout Europe. The mission of FVE is to promote animal health, animal welfare and public health across Europe.
Together with its members, FVE aims to support veterinarians in delivering their professional responsibilities at the best possible level, recognised and valued by society. It strives to create optimal conditions for veterinarians to care for animal health and welfare as well as for veterinary public health. Many veterinarians, in many different positions such as practitioners, policy officers, teachers and research workers etc., typically work at the human-animal interface. In addition to providing services to animal keepers for the prevention and control of animal diseases, they also play an essential role in the detection, monitoring, surveillance and reporting of transmissible diseases. Moreover, they play a crucial role in the communication between policy makers and scientists and the general public about striking the balance between the benefits and risks associated with living in close contact with animals.
FVE is fully committed to the “One Health” concept aiming at further integrating the protection of the health of Animals, people and the environment. FVE is actively involved in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and in 2016, the Federation was shortlisted for the EU Health Award “Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance”. FVE specific role in the project is to contribute to activities within the work package on dissemination, exploitation and communication (WP8 DEC).
Contact: Jan Vaarten, ED, DVM; Yael Dotan, DVM
Affiliation: Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, Non-Profit-Organisation (Association Nr. 0851035537)