FVE is the European representative body for the veterinary profession in Europe

We are the umbrella body for veterinary associations from 38 European Countries. We represent , through our Sections, veterinarians working in different fields of the profession, such as veterinary practitioners (UEVP), state officers (EASVO), food safety and veterinary public health (UEVH) and veterinarians working in education, research and industry (EVERI).

We are a not-for-profit organisation, our income which comes mostly form membership fees is all reinvested to serve the veterinary profession.

What we do

We speak for all our members at the highest level

We represent the views of our members on animal health and welfare and veterinary policy issues to the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament and Council) and to wider stakeholders in Europe and Internationally.

We champion the veterinary profession

We ensure the veterinary voice is heard through European media and provide information to the general public about the role of veterinary surgeons.

We formulate policy through our members' expertise

We develop evidence-based policy positions on key issues of concern to the veterinary profession and ensure every member can have their say.

Our activities

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

Veterinarians play a vital part in society. FVE aims to make sure veterinarians can do their jobs well – for everyone’s benefit.
FVE aims to:

  • Bring veterinarians together and give them a strong, united voice they can use to influence the issues that matter.
  • Promote animal health, animal welfare, public health and the environment.
  • Promote the importance of the veterinary profession, making sure people understand its huge contribution to society.
  • Look after the interests of Europe’s veterinarians, making sure they are respected.
  • Enhance the quality of veterinary education, including life-long learning, to make sure veterinarians are equipped to do the best job possible.

Our mission

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.

Gives final decision
Reports to
Working Groups

Members - Sections

National or locational veterinary organisations appointing a delegation to the General Assembly

General Assembly

Elects Board/Orients association’s actions and approves policy and financial reports

Board of Directors

Defines position and programme

FVE Secretariat

Carries out decisions of Board of Directors

FVE is governed by the Board of 5 person, elected by the FVE members. The Board is elected for two years and can be re-elected once. The Board sets the strategic direction and is responsible for corporate and financial governance.

The current FVE Board from 2015 to 2019 is composed by:

President

Rafael Laguens
(Spain)

Treasurer

Zsolt Pintér
(Hungary)

Vice-President

Andrew Robinson
(UK)

Vice-President

Arne Skjoldager
(Denmark)

Vice-President

Rens van Dobbenburgh
(Netherlands)

President

Rafael Laguens
(Spain)

Treasurer

Zsolt Pintér
(Hungary)

Vice-President

Andrew Robinson
(UK)

Vice-President

Arne Skjoldager
(Denmark)

Vice-President

Rens van Dobbenburgh
(Netherlands)

Twice yearly representatives of FVE members meet in the General Assembly. The General Assembly defines FVE policy, approves the finances, elects the FVE Board and controls Board activities.

FVE has a Permanent Office in Brussels. The Permanent office supervises the day-to-day activities of the FVE and reports to the FVE Board.

Current staff members:

Executive Director

Jan Vaarten
 

Deputy Executive Director

Nancy De Briyne
 

Senior Policy Officer

Francesco Proscia
 

Senior Policy Officer

Despoina Iatridou
 

Office Manager

Ulrike Tewes
 

Office Dog

Django
 

Executive Director

Jan Vaarten
 

Deputy Executive Director

Nancy De Briyne
 

Senior Policy Officer

Francesco Proscia
 

Senior Policy Officer

Despoina Iatridou
 

Office Manager

Ulrike Tewes
 

Office Dog

Django
 

The FVE Network

Members
A

Austria

Österreichische Tierärztekammer

Hietzinger Kai 87, 1130 Wien - Austria

Tel: +43 (1) 512 17 66

Fax: +43 (1) 512 14 70

Email: upv@upv.be

www.tieraerztekammer.at/

B

Belgium

Union Professionnelle Vétérinaire (UPV)

Rue des Frères Grisleins 11 - 1400 Nivelles

Tel: +32 (0)67 21 21 11

Fax: +32 (0)67 21 21 14

Email: upv@upv.be

www.upv.be

Bosnia/Herzegovina

Veterinary Chamber of the Republic of SRPSKA

Carice Milice 46 - 78000 Banja Luka Republika Srpska

Tel: +387 51 466 321

Fax: +387 51 466 321

Email: vetkomrs@teol.net

www.vetkom.rs.ba/

Bulgaria

Union of the Veterinarians in Bulgaria (UVB)

15A Pencho Slaveykov Blvd - 1606 Sofia

Tel: +359 (0)73 88 20 73/ +359 (0) 888 322 090

Fax: +359 (0)73 88 10 75

Email: uvb@abv.bg

www.svlb.org/

Bulgaria

Bulgarian Veterinary Union (BVU)

Bulgaria 1504 Sofia,
106 Vasil Levski blvd, office No 6

Tel: +359 887 87 69 69/ +354 884 77 26 21

Email: bvsbg@abv.bg

www.bvsbg.com/

C

Croatia

Croatian Veterinary Chamber/Hrvatska Veterinarska Komora

Planinska 2b - 10 000 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 2441 021

Fax: +385 1 2441 009

Email: hvk@hvk.hr

www.hvk.hr

Croatia

Societas Veterinaria Croatica/Croatian Veterinary Society

Hrgovici 63 - 10 000 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 383 07 57

Fax: +385 1 383 17 78

Email: hrvatsko.veterinarsko.drustvo@zg.t-com.hr

www.hvd.hr

Cyprus

Pancyprian Veterinary Association

PO Box 25284 - 1308 Nicosia

Tel: +357 2 49 66 25

Fax: +357 2 49 66 25

Email: andreas_koliandris@hotmail.com

pvacyprus.com/main.php

Czech Republic

Komora veterinarnich lekaru Ceské Republiky/The Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons of the Czech Republic

Palackeho 1-3 - 61242 Brno

Tel: +420 541 562 198/ +420 549 256 407

Fax: +420 549 256 407

Email: vetkom@vetkom.cz

www.vetkom.cz

D

Denmark

Den Danske Dyrlaegeforening (DDD) / Danish Veterinary Association

Peter Bangs Vej 30 - DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Tel: +45 38 71 08 88

Fax: +45 38 71 03 22

Email: ddd@ddd.dk

www.ddd.dk

E

Estonia

Eesti Loomaarstide Ühing (ELÜ) / Estonian Veterinary Association

Kreutzwaldi 62, 51014 Tartu

Tel: +372 74 22 582/ +372 50 11 882

Fax: +372 74 22 582

Email: info@vet.ee

www.vet.ee

F

FYROM - ПЈРМ

Veterinary Chamber of Republic of Macedonia

16 Makedonska brigade 4 1000 Skopje

Tel: +389 2 32 40 733

Fax: +389 2 31 14 619

Email: mvk@mvk.org.mk

www.mvk.org.mk

Finland

Suomen Eläinlääkäriliitto / Finnish Veterinary Association

Aleksis Kiven katu 52-54
FI-00510 Helsinki

Tel: +358 9 7745 4810

Email: marjatta.vehkaoja@sell.fi

www.sell.fi/

France

Ordre National des Vétérinaires

34 rue Bréguet - 75011 Paris

Tel: +33 1 53 36 16 00

Fax: +33 1 53 36 16 01

Email: cso.paris@veterinaire.fr

www.veterinaire.fr

France

Fédération des Syndicats Vétérinaires de France (FSVF)

10 place Léon Blum - 75011 Paris

Tel: +33 1 44 93 30 60

Fax: +33 1 43 79 76 76

Email: fsvf@fsvf.org

www.lepointveterinaire.fr/mybdd/fiche/263_407/bb5page/etudiants/annuaire-1/les-associations.html

G

Germany

Bundestierärztekammer

Franzosische Straße 53 D- 10117 Berlin

Tel: +30 201 43 38 0

Fax: +30 201 43 38 - 88 (BTK)/ +30 201 43 38 - 90 (ATF)

Email: freytag@btkberlin.de

www.bundestieraerztekammer.de

Germany

Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierärzte e.V.

Hahnstr. 70 60528 Frankfurt

Tel: 069 669818-0

Fax: 069 6668170

Email: info@tieraerzteverband.de

www.tieraerzteverband.de

Greece

Hellenic Veterinary Association

Lefevr str 4 - 11744 Neos Kosmos - Athens

Tel: +30 210 52 26 769/ +30 210 52 02 901

Fax: +30 210 52 02 935

Email: info@hva.gr

www.hva.gr

H

Hungary

Magyar Állatorvosi Kamara (MAOK)

Istvan ut 2 - 1078, Budapest

Tel: +36 1 478 42 72

Fax: +36 1 478 42 82

Email: maok@t-online.hu

www.maok.hu

I

Iceland

Dyralæknafélag Islands

Postholf 10263 - 110 Reykjavik

Tel: +354 (0) 89 79 320

Email: dyr@dyr.is

www.dyr.is

Ireland

Veterinary Ireland

13 The Courtyard - Kilcarbery Park - Nangor road - Dublin 22

Tel: +353 1 457 7976

Fax: +353 1 457 7998

Email: hq@vetireland.ie

www.veterinaryireland.ie

Ireland

Veterinary Council of Ireland

53 Lansdowne Road - Ballsbridge - Dublin 4

Tel: +353 (0)1 668 4402

Fax: +353 (0)1 660 43 73

Email: info@vci.ie

www.vci.ie

Italy

Federazione Nazionale degli Ordini Dei Veterinari Italiani (FNOVI)

Via del Tritone 125 - 00187 Rome

Tel: +39 (0)6 99588122

Email: relazioni.esterne@fnovi.it

www.fnovi.it/

L

Latvia

Latvijas Veterinararstu Biedriba

Skolas iela 3 - 1010 Riga

Tel: +371 67288747

Fax: +371 67288747

Email: lvb@lvb.lv

www.lvb.lv

Lithuania

Lietuvos Veterinarijos Gydytoju Asociacija (LVGA) / Lithuanian Veterinary Association

Tilzes g. 18 - 47181 Kaunas

Tel: +370 37 26 79 71

Fax: +370 37 26 79 71

Email: lvga@lva.lt

www.lvga.lt/

Luxembourg

Collège Vétérinaire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

7B Thomas Edison Street (2nd floor)
L - 1445 Strassen
BP 1403 L-1014 Luxembourg

Tel: (352) 247-83526

Fax: (352) 40 75 45

Email: college.veterinaire@asv.etat.lu

www.collegeveterinaire.lu/fr/bienvenue

Luxembourg

Association des Médecins Vétérinaires du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

31 om Biereg - LU - 9972 Lieler

Tel: +352 (0)97 95 95

Fax: +352 (0)26 95 70 77

Email: venant.eiffener@asv.etat.lu

www.amvl.lu

M

Malta

Malta Veterinary Association c/o Federation of Professional Bodies

Sliema Road - Gzira

Tel: +356 7922 5363

Fax: +356 2149 2174

Email: maltaveterinaryassociation@gmail.com

www.mva.org.mt/

Montenegro

Veterinary Chamber of Montenegro

Moskovska 89 - 81000 Podgorica

Tel: +382 20 228 469

Fax: +382 20 228 469

Email: vet.kom.cg@t-com.me

N

Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Diergeneeskunde (KNMvD) / The Royal Veterinary Association of the Netherlands

Postbus 421 - NL - 3990 GE Houten

Tel: +31 (0)30 63 48 900

Fax: +31 (0)30 63 48 909

Email: info@knmvd.nl

www.knmvd.nl

Norway

Den Norske Veterinærforening (DNV)

Postboks 6781 St. Olavs pl. - 0130 Oslo

Tel: +47 (0)22 99 46 00

Fax: +47 (0) 22 99 46 01

Email: dnv@vetnett.no

www.vetnett.no

P

Poland

Krajowa Izba Lekarsko-Weterynaryjna

Al. Przyjaciól 1 - 00-565 Warszawa

Tel: +48 (0)22 622 09 55/ +48 (0)22 628 93 35

Fax: +48 (0)22 628 93 35

Email: vetpol@vetpol.org.pl

www.vetpol.org.pl

Portugal

Ordem dos Médicos Veterinários

Rua Filipe Folque N.º 10 J, 4º DTO 1050-113 LISBOA

Tel: +351 (0)213 129 370

Fax: +351 (0)213 129 379

Email: omv@omv.pt

www.omv.pt

R

Romania

College Of Romanian Veterinarians

Spl. Independentei 105 sect. 5 - 050097 Bucuresti

Tel: +40 21 319 45 04

Fax: +40 21 319 45 05

Email: liviu.harbuz@cmvro.ro

cmvro.ro/

Romania

Asociatia Generala a Medicilor Veterinari din Romania (AGMVR)/The General Association of Romanian Veterinarians

Spl. Independentei 105 sect. 5 - 050097 Bucuresti

Tel: +40 (0)21 319.44.93

Fax: +40 (0)21 319.44.92

Email: agmvr@digicom.ro

http://agmvr@yahoo.ro

S

Serbia

Veterinary Chamber of Serbia (BKC)

Bulevar Oslobodjenja 18, 11000 Beograd Serbia

Tel: 011 2684 597 - 011 2685 619

Email: vetks@eunet.rs

www.vetks.org.rs/

Slovak Republic

Komora veterinárnych lekárov Slovenskej Republiky

Botanická 17 - 841 04 Bratislava

Tel: +421 (0)2 65443212

Fax: +421 (0)2 65443213

Email: kvlsr@kvlsr.sk

www.kvlsr.sk

Slovenia

Veterinarska Zbornica

Cesta 24. junija 25 - 1231 Ljubljana

Tel: +386 (0) 1 56 32 670

Fax: +386 (0) 1 56 32 669

Email: uprava@vzb.si

www.vzb.si

Spain

Consejo General de Colegios Veterinarios de España (CGCVE)

C/ Villanueva 11 - 28001 Madrid

Tel: +34 (0)9 1435 35 35

Fax: +34 (0)9 157 834 68

Email: consejo@colvet.es

www.colvet.es

Sweden

Sveriges Veterinärförbund (SVF)

Kungsholm Hamnplan 7 - Box 12709 SE - 11294 Stockholm

Tel: +46 (0)8 545 558 20

Fax: +46 (0)8 545 558 39

Email: office@svf.se

www.svf.se

Switzerland

Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte / Société des Vétérinaires Suisses

Brückfeldstrasse 18, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 (0)31 307 35 35

Fax: +41 (0)31 307 35 39

Email: info@gstsvs.ch

www.gstsvs.ch

U

Ukraine

Association of Veterinarians of Ukraine

Vasylkivska str., 16 - 03040 Kyiv, Ukraine

Tel: +38 (0)40 257 19 92

Fax: +38 (0)40 257 19 92

Email: asvmu@yahoo.com

www.asvmu.org

United Kingdom

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Belgravia House - 62-64 Horseferry Road - SW1P 2AF London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 2001

Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 2004

Email: admin@rcvs.org.uk

www.rcvs.org.uk

United Kingdom

British Veterinary Association (BVA)

7 Mansfield Street - W1G 9NQ London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 6541

Fax: +44 (0)20 7908 6349

Email: bvahq@bva.co.uk

www.bva.co.uk

Observers
A

Albania

Albanian Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons

P.O. Box 50, Tirana - Albania

Tel: +355 42 272 343

Fax: +355 42 272 343

Email: ilir_kusi@hotmail.com

R

Russia

Russian National Veterinary Chamber

Moscow, Marshal Katukov street 22a

Tel: +7 (495) 796-14-00

Email: info.vetpalata@gmail.com

vetpalata.ru

T

Turkey

Türk Veteriner Hekimleri Birligi

Dr. Mediha Eldem Sokak No:73/8 06640 Kocatepe, Ankara

Tel: +90 (0) 312 435 54 15/ +90 (0) 312 430 66 57

Fax: +90 (0) 312 435 18 53

Email: merkezkonseyi@tvhb.org.tr

www.tvhb.org.tr