Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
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"Veterinarians care for animals and people!"

The European veterinary profession, embodied by FVE, strives to enhance animal health, animal welfare, public health and the protection of the environment by promoting the veterinary profession. Together with its members, FVE aims to support veterinarians in delivering their professional responsibilities to the best possible standard, and that this expertise is recognised and valued by society.

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

Founded in 1975, FVE represents veterinary organisations from 38 European countries and includes four vibrant sections, each representing a key group in the veterinary profession: the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP); the European Association of State Veterinary Officers (EASVO); European Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry (EVERI); and the Union of European Veterinary Hygienists (UEVH).

Keeping animals healthy. Protecting people. Boosting the economy. Safeguarding the environment.

Veterinarians play a vital part in society. And we play a vital part in making sure veterinarians can do their jobs well – for everyone's benefit. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) represents 46 national veterinary organisations from 38 European countries, aming to

• Bring our members together and give them a strong, united voice they can use to influence the issues that matter. We lobby politicians, institutions, NGOs and other important stakeholders at European level focusing on our priority issues: promoting the profession, animal health, animal welfare and public health.

• Look after the interests of Europe's veterinarians, making sure they are respected and appropriately rewarded for their expertise.

• Provide the information our members need to perform well in their jobs – and take action on important issues – through forums, events and publications.

• Develop the very best, Europe-wide standards for the veterinary profession, so veterinarians all act according to best practice.

• Enhance the quality of pre- and post-graduate veterinary training, including life-long learning, to make sure veterinarians are equipped to do the best job possible throughout their careers.

• Promote the importance of the veterinary profession, making sure people understand its huge contribution to society.

We recognise there is more to do. New challenges lie ahead and there is room for improvement in the areas where we are already active. There are many opportunities too.

We will only be successful if we work together!


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FVE Strategy 2016-2020

strategy document