Small Animal Veterinary Branch Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society (HVMS)

Greece | Full Member


Dr. Nikolaos Papaioannou

WSAVA Representative:

Dr. Zoe Polizopoulou


Email: poliz@vet.auth.gr

Protopapa 29 Helioupolis
Athens Greece 16345
Telephone and Fax: +30 210 9932295

Membership: 600


Overview HVMS

The Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society (HVMS) is one of the oldest Scientific Societies in our Greece. It was founded in 1924 and its scientific journal was first published in 1926. 

The Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society publishes a quarterly scientific journal called «Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society - J Hellenic Vet Med Soc», organizes Congresses, Seminars, Meetings and is a major participant in the Continuing Education programs aiming in the continuous training of Greek veterinarians. 

The Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society is governed by a 9 member Executive Board which is elected every 3 years and has 3 branches:

  1. Veterinary Branch of Companion Animal Practice

  2. Branch of Veterinary Public Health, and

  3. Veterinary Branch of Farm Animal Practice

The HVMS collaborates with the Higher Educational Foundations, the Technological Educational Institutes, the National Veterinary Services, the Army Veterinary Forces (military Canine Units) and other Scientific Societies and the Greek and Foreign Chambers.

The HVMS is member of the:

  • World Veterinary Association (WVA)

  • International Sheep Veterinary Association (ISVA)

  • World Association for Buiatrics (WAB)

  • World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)

  • European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFOST)

  • Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Association (FECAVA)

  • Balkan and Black Sea Veterinary Association (BABSEVA)

  • International Association of Veterinary Editors (IAVE)

Many members of the HVMS have been distinguished in their respective scientific field (Academia, Research Institutes), in the Public Administration, in the Army Forces, as well as in the Professional Veterinary Societies and Chambers, in Greece and abroad.

HVMS Annual Member Report to WSAVA 2016

2016 List of Activities:

  • Continuing Education Practical Seminars on Trauma and Emergency Surgery of the Abdomen: Two seminars were held in Spring and Fall 2016.

  • Practical Cardiology Seminar (January 2016)

  • Practical Seminar on Diagnostic Imaging: non traumatic bone osteopathies (November 2016)

  • Practical Seminar on Exotic Animals: Part 1 - Birds, Part 2 - Rabbits (November 2016)

  • 11th HVMS Companion Animal Congress (November 2016)


2016 Highlights:

11th HVMS Companion Animal Congress, November 2016. This was an Anniversary Congress marking 30 years of meetings solely focused on Companion Animal Sciences. It was hosted in Athens, together with the biannual Council meeting of FECAVA and was attended by 553 delegates. Major novelties included the largest number of foreign invited speakers (10), the 2-stream planning (basic and advanced), sessions sponsired by specific companies who invited internationally recognized specialists and clinical interactive seminars.

FECAVA Council meeting at HVMS Congress 2016

Denis Novak at HVMS Congress 2016

Gilad Segev at HVMS Congress 2016


Anna Shipov at HVMS Congress 2016                        Stanley Marks at HVMS Congress 2016

Tribute to Aristotle at HVMS Congress 2016

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