EASVO General Assembly

07 June 2018, Bergen, Norway

On 7th June 2018 the EASVO General Assembly took place in Bergen at Bryggen.

The GA covered updates on the progress of the implementation of the Official Controls Regulation with EASVO highlighting the value of the input of FVE in developing position papers and highlighting the key role of the Veterinarian along the whole food chain.

We also discussed the rapidly developing implementation of the Animal Health Regulation and recommended that the FVE establish a WG in this important area.

Animal Welfare was also covered through the work of the FVE AWWG and we agreed to recommend that Aquatic Animal Welfare is considered in their future work programme.

We then joined UEVP (Veterinary Practitioners) in an interesting joint session with EASVO and UEVH (Veterinary Hygienists) on “One Health” in Norway and we heard a quote from Barak Obama in 2014 that, in our globalised society, “A health threat anywhere is a health threat everywhere”.

Finally, we discussed developing an VETCEE dossier for a Veterinary Public Health qualification and concluded that we will work with EVERI (Vets in Education, Research and Industry) and UEVH on this.