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Asociacion de Veterinarios Espanoles Especialistas en Pequenos Animales


Address: Paseo San Gervasio 46-48 E-7 08022 Barcelona Spain

Country: Spain

Region: Europe

Status: Full

Tier: Tier 3

President: Dr. Jordi Franch


Rep: Dr. Jordi Franch

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AVEPA was founded in 1964 (by a small group of visionary, enthusiastic veterinarians at a time when the small animal specialty was just beginning.
The Association rapidly grew up and nowadays it counts with 3.500 members, which represent 90% of small animal veterinarians in Spain.
During it's almost 50 years of uninterrupted activity AVEPA has organized 48 National and 3 World Congresses.
Since 2007 the AVEPA National Congress has been organized jointly with the SEVC (Southern European Veterinary Conference) with speakers of international caliber, attracting thousands of participants from all over Europe.
In the international arena AVEPA made its presence by being member of WSAVA, actively taking part in the foundation of FECAVA (Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations), and of FIAVAC (Iberoamerican Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations).
At present, the headquarters for this Iberoamerican Federation (FIAVAC) is located in the AVEPA office.
Annually, AVEPA organizes plenty of scientific activities along all the Spanish Areas and about the majority of Small Animal clinical specialties in addition to Practice Management, Ethics in Veterinary Practice and Animal Welfare.
AVEPA has also published a great number of scientific monographies and the official journal of AVEPA Clinica Veterinaria de Pequenos Animales - (Clin. Vet. Peq. Anim.) is the only journal on this specialty published in the Spanish language that appears indexed in the Journal of Citation Reports.


AVEPA Mission is to provide veterinarians and their staff the best scientific and human formation, in pursuit of professional excellence, and thereby contribute to the improvement of animal welfare.
  • Board President: Jordi Franch.
  • Vice-president: Amalia Agut.
  • Treasurer: Juanjo Minguez.
  • Secretary: Maria Dolores Perez.
  • Scientific Director: Rafael Molina
  • Scientific Secretary: Gustavo Machicote.
  • Coordinator of Regions: Andres Somaza.
Members have access to up-to-date, specialized knowledge through the website and the AVEPA small animal journal, which has become the reference point of first opinion veterinary practitioners. They can also benefit from a wide variety of non-cost CE courses or National Specialties Meeting conveniently spread out throughout the national territory all year long, and a very special price for AVEPA-SECV Annual Congress. Membership also entitles access to a wide range of services and products offered to them at exclusive conditions, such as financial services, dog insurance, hip and elbow dysplasia certificate service, etc. and a bulletin board to advertise news, jobs and equipments. Avepa also offers to its members a new program of Specialties Accreditation; the program aims to recognize a level of clinical experience in a discipline, being the scope of recognition of the acreditation is unique within the association.

Annual Report (PDF)