The Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA) Congress
will be held on the 11th
of August to the 14th
of August at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Petplan will be exhibiting throughout the whole event with our BDM’s from each state being in attendance to answer all your pet insurance questions.
The FASAVA came about as a result of a core group of Asia-Pacific veterinarians coming to the realisation that throughout the Asia-Pacific region, animal welfare was falling short. It was felt that an international group centred in Asia-Pacific would further satisfy their regional specific needs.
With the rapidly increasing wealth of many Asian countries, dogs and cats and indeed many companion animals were becoming increasingly important in society.
Throughout the Asia-Pacific region there is quite a variation in the education and standards of veterinary medicine and surgery. The availability of further continuing education was not being met by providers and so the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations was formed to try to improve this situation.
The core aim of the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations is to improve the overall standard of veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the region. The FASAVA do this via the provision of an annual major congress hosted somewhere in the Asia-pacific region and importantly by the provision of smaller local 1-2 day seminars and workshops.
Since their first meeting in Sydney in 2007, the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations was officially inaugurated in 2007 and has hosted the inaugural FASAVA Bangkok Congress in 2009, the combined WSAVA/ FASAVA in South Korea in 2011 and Auckland in 2013, FASAVA Beijing in 2014, FASAVA Taiwan in 2015 and FASAVA Malaysia in 2016. They have held a 2 day seminar in Sri Lanka, India, and Malaysia and aim to continue to provide 2 (1-2 day) mini FASAVA sponsored conferences each year.
Asian veterinary associations do not share a common language, but share a common geographical region in which small animal veterinary medicine is a relatively new and rapidly growing area of interest. FASAVA was designed to be an association of associations in a similar manner to WSAVA.