Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Association (ICAVA)

Israel | Full Member

Dr. Yonatan Litvin, DVM

WSAVA Representative
Dr. Oron Prager, DVM, MSc
E-mail: oronprager@gmail.com

Members: 650

Association Overview

ICAVA (Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Association) is the head organization for companion Animal practitioners in Israel. ICAVA’s mission is to promote, widen and enrich the knowledge of Israeli veterinary practitioners, using continuing education.
In 2013, ICAVA also represented the Israeli companion animal practitioners in the Israeli parliament discussions concerning animal welfare.

ICAVA a completely non-profit organization.
As a general decision, ICAVA tries to organize 4 CE (Continuing Education) weekend seminars four times per year for its members. Participation is on voluntary  base, and only “symbolical” fees (60-80$ per person) are charged to cover the  expenses. Average participation is 150-200 vets of about 650 member vets of  ICAVA.

All CE programs were withheld on a weekend format base, 14-16 hours of lectures, accompanied by pre-printed lecture notes.

CE Committee:
CE Coordinator: Dr. Oron Prager, DVM, MSc
Advising Board: Prof. Itamar Aroch, DVM, Dip. ECVIM-CA,
Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ICAVA Annual Report to WSAVA for 2016


2016 List of Activities

1. Lobbying for animal rights

2. Participating in Spay\ Castration campaigns

2016 Highlights

During year of 2016, the following continued CE programs were executed:

1.    CE: Clinical Pathology
Prof.  Dennis de Nicola, DVM, PhD, DACVP   &  Dr. William Saxon, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
2.    CE : Puppy-hood to Old-hood
Prof. Cyntia Otto – DVM, PhD, DACVEM, DACVAR, Pennsylvania
3.    CE:  Endocrinology in Companion Animals
Dr. Chen Gilor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Davis & Dr. Michal Mazaki- Tovi, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA, KSVM
4.    CE: Practice Clinical Management
Prof. Lowell Ackerman, DVM DACVD MBA MPA CVA, Tufts

ICAVA Member report  for WSAVA for 2014


2014 List of Activities

  1. Lobbying for animal rights

  2. Participating in Spay\ Castration campaigns


2014 Highlights

1. Clinical Pathology Conference   3/2014 

        Lecturer: Jörg M. Steiner, med.vet., Dr.med.vet., PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, AGAF GI Laboratory, Texas A&M 


2. Clinical Pharmacology Conference 5/2014

        Lecturer: Dr. Mark G Papich, DVM, MS, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina               State University 



3. Practice Management conference


          Lecturers: Pere Merceder, Spain

                           Zara Bolan, Germany


4. Veterinary Urology Conference 12/2014

        Lecturer: Dr. Jody P Lulich DVM PhD, 

                         Dr. Gilad Segev DVM Dip. ECVIM-CA               




5. 4 various 3 hours sessions of continuing education on various subjects like Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, etc, held at the Koret Teaching hospital by various boad certified lecturers (usually university staff)

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