“Ready access by healthcare professionals to pharmaceuticals (e.g., medicines, anesthetics/analgesics, etc), biologicals (e.g., vaccines, etc), parasiticides, and antiseptics is one of the key pillars of appropriate patient care, whether in human or veterinary medicine. Inequities in availability and access exist between various regions of the world for a variety of reasons. We call upon key stakeholders (regulatory authorities, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals) to seek solutions that would broaden access while maintaining the sanctity of the veterinary-client-patient+/- pharmacist relationship, where warranted.”
This joint position statement stems from an earlier more comprehensive WSAVA statement (in the Resources section) which was developed based on member engagement on this issue.
We’re delighted that the following WSAVA members have already endorsed our Position Statement:
The annual convention of the American Veterinary Association (AVMA) will be held from the 2nd-6th of August 2019
The 25th Eurocongress of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Association will be held on September 4th-7th 2019
Past poll results