Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners (JBVP)

Japan | Full Member

President / WSAVA Representative:
Dr. Takuo Ishida, DVM, PhD. DJCVP.

E-mail ishida@jbvp.org

Members: 126 (with membership fee)

Affiliate Members: 7,886 (without membership fee)


2F Misawa Bldg. 5-21-5 Sendagaya

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051


Association Overview 

Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners (JBVP) was founded in 1998 by a dozen of charter member veterinarians seeking for the peaceful and mentally affluent society based on the human animal bond concept, in which companion animals and their family receive the benefit of modern companion animal medicine practiced by a body of veterinarians armed with advanced scientific knowledge and respect from the society.  To achieve these goals, the action plan was the education of veterinary practitioners, by offering general re-education of graduate veterinarians from all over the country with a definite curriculum that simulates an internship in a large-scale hospital for a year or two. This was our approach to breed generalist veterinarians who share the concept of "common practice". With the introduction of "common practice" in veterinary medicine, practitioners can entrust specialists, secondary institutions or emergency hospitals with their cases. Thus, the veterinary profession as a whole gains complete trust and respect in the society. With these in mind, JBVP started educational activities such as the nationwide Lecture Series from Hokkaido to Okinawa, Regional Conventions in four major cities, and the Annual Meeting in Tokyo.


JBVP Annual report to WSAVA for 2015


2015 List of Activities

Continuing education series:

JBVP currently holds series of night lectures in 10 locations in Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Takamatsu, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. The lectures were held monthly in nine locations, and weekly in Tokyo. As a result, JBVP offered well over 100 2-hour lectures nationwide with approximately 10,000 professional participants.  

Local Annual Conferences:

JBVP held four local meetings this year in Sapporo, Sendai, Kyoto and Fukuoka in March with approximately 1000 veterinarians and 1000 veterinary nurses attended. The 5th West Japan Veterinary Forum was held in Osaka in July, with the co-sponsorship with Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA), and had 1013 veterinarians, 608 veterinary nurses, 250 students and 855 general public people attended. 

Annual Meeting:

The JBVP Annual Meeting was held in Hotel New Otani, Tokyo on September 25 to 27. This meeting offered educations to 2707 veterinarians, 1404 veterinary nurses, 719 students and 603 general public people. We also had a pleasure of having the Royal Family Prince and Princess who sat in the classroom to take lectures on human-animal bond. We also had a number of foreign guest speakers as well as Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese veterinarians attending the meeting. 


JBVP sent delegates to the WSAVA 2015 Congress in Thailand by forming a group tour.

Social Activities

JBVP gave a full support for the establishment and the 1st Annual Meeting of KBVP in Korea.

JBVP sent delegates to the 6th FASAVA Meeting in Taipei by forming a group tour.


2015 Highlights:

At the 6th FASAVA Meeting in Taipei, the JBVP President Takuo Ishida received the FASAVA-Hill’s Veterinarian of the Year Award.

Takuo Ishida receiving the FASAVA-Hill’s Veterinarian of the Year Award from Jolle Kirpensteijn.





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