New President and Directors Elected During 2023 WSAVA World Congress
Dr Ellen van Nierop, a small animal clinician who practices in Ecuador, was elected WSAVA President throughout WSAVA World Congress, which befell from 29-31 October in Lima, Peru. Dr van Nierop, initially from the Netherlands, runs a small animal clinic together with her veterinarian husband in Quito. Canadian veterinarian Dr Jim Berry was elected Vice President; Dr Oscar Umaña from Costa Rica was elected as WSAVA Honorary Treasurer and Dr Jerzy Gawor, a Polish veterinarian, was elected as a Board Member. They will every serve a two-year time period.
This 12 months’s WSAVA World Congress was attended by extra than1,500 delegates from 80 international locations. In addition to a CE program designed to satisfy the wants of companion animal practitioners globally, the Congress additionally noticed the launch of an up to date set of Global Guidelines for the Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Pain from the WSAVA’s Global Pain Council. The new Guidelines have already been downloaded greater than 20,000 instances from the web site of the Journal Small Animal Practice, the WSAVA’s official scientific journal. They are additionally obtainable on the WSAVA website.
The annual Shaping the Future session, throughout which the WSAVA raises a key difficulty of concern for companion animal veterinarians, this 12 months highlighted the problems confronted by many veterinarians globally in acquiring entry to even essentially the most fundamental veterinary medicines. The session was adopted by a stakeholder summit and, because of this assembly, a taskforce is being set as much as assist develop options to make sure that all veterinarians have prepared entry to the medicines they should present optimum care to their sufferers.
Commenting on changing into President, Dr van Nierop mentioned: “It was great to see the WSAVA’s world group reunited in Lima for the primary time in three years and we lengthen our because of Dr José Salazar and different members of our Local Host Committee from AMVEPPA for his or her enormous contribution to WSAVA 2022.”
She continued: “As a training clinician, I discover the WSAVA’s instructional sources invaluable and, as a member of the Executive Board, I’ve seen at first hand the vastly constructive affect the affiliation is having by way of elevating requirements of companion animal veterinary care world wide.
“I’m honoured to serve the veterinary career as WSAVA President and can be certain that we proceed to strengthen and develop our world veterinary group so as construct a greater future for each our present members and people nonetheless to return.”
The WSAVA represents greater than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide by means of its 115 member associations and works to boost requirements of scientific look after companion animals. Its core actions embrace the event of WSAVA Global Guidelines in key areas of veterinary apply, together with ache administration, diet and vaccination, along with lobbying on necessary points affecting companion animal care worldwide. WSAVA World Congress brings collectively globally revered consultants to supply leading edge considering on all features of companion animal veterinary care.
WSAVA World Congress 2023 will happen in Lisbon, Portugal, from 27-29 September.