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FECAVA and WSAVA launch collegiality infographic during congress

Associations take a stand to improve collegiality, respect and communication within the veterinary profession

The Federation of European
Companion Animal Veterinary Associations
(FECAVA) and World Small Animal Veterinary
have launched an infographic for veterinary practices around the world to help
remind them of its “Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality”,
launched earlier this year.

infographic was introduced by FECAVA Past President Dr Wolfgang Dohne during a
presentation in which he gave an update on the WSAVA and FECAVA’s collegiality
initiative on Wednesday March 24 during the associations’ joint virtual

He said:
“Against a backdrop of high rates of depression, stress and burnout, it is
crucial that associations such as FECAVA and WSAVA take a stand to improve
collegiality, respect and communication within the veterinary profession. We
have been delighted at the response to our Global Principles of Veterinary
Collegiality and hope that our new infographic offers a simple and accessible
visualisation of the common set of behaviors we expect from all of our
colleagues. We call on every employer, every team and every individual team
member to ask themselves regularly whether they are living up to the pledges we
have set out.”

Dr Shane
Ryan, WSAVA Past President, added: “WSAVA and FECAVA provide strong and
respected leadership to the veterinary profession while our member associations
and individual members have responsibilities both for the welfare and health
their patients, as well as the veterinary teams that care for them.

“Our new
infographic and the Principles document it references are available for free
download from the WSAVA and FECAVA websites. Both have been translated into a
number of languages with more to follow. The infographic can be customised by
individuals, veterinary practices and/or veterinary associations and we
encourage its display in practices or on associations’ media platforms to show
support for inclusivity, non-discrimination and respect for all veterinary
colleagues worldwide.”

The infographic can be
downloaded from the FECAVA and WSAVA websites.

Through its
member associations, FECAVA represents more than 25,000 companion
animal veterinarians in 39 European countries. FECAVA strives to improve the
veterinary care of pets through professional development. It also provides a
voice for companion animal issues at European level and works closely with
other European veterinary organisations and stakeholders.

aims to advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide through
creating an educated, committed and collaborative global community of
veterinary peers. It currently represents more than 200,000 veterinarians
through 110 member associations. Its annual World Congress brings
together globally respected experts to offer cutting edge thinking on all
aspects of companion animal veterinary care.

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