British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
BSAVA’s International Affairs Committee is a long-term supporter of our Sub-Saharan CE program. In 2018, it helped us to run a series of CE lectures in Kenya focusing on our recently launched Global Dental Guidelines. As the Kenyan Small Companion Veterinary Association (KESCAVA) is going from strength to strength, thanks in part to the CE support we have been able to offer, it is now successfully organizing its own CE meetings. Congratulations KESCAVA! We were also able to organize lectures in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe during the year.
Mark R Johnston, BVetMed MRCVS and WSAVA Member Representative, says: “We are proud to support the WSAVA’s sub-Saharan CE program and it is encouraging to see the number of countries supported and the number of vets involved continuing to grow. What is particularly pleasing is to see how the WSAVA’s CE programs inspire local organizers to start running meetings of their own.”
BSAVA also supports the WSAVA Foundation’s AFSCAN initiative through funding the travel of an AFSCAN Scholar to its annual congress. Krista Arnold Dr Med Vet MRCVS, Chair of BSAVA’s International Affairs Committee, says: “We are delighted to bring a future leader of the veterinary profession in Africa to BSAVA Congress each year. Recent AFSCAN Scholars Professor Susan Mbugua and Dr Benjamin Omondi Oundo, both from Kenya, were hosted during BSAVA Congress 2016 and 2017, together with other BSAVA Scholars from Europe. In addition to enabling them to attend scientific lectures, I believe it is important to maximize their experience and their engagement with colleagues from their field of interest during their stay. “
If your association would like to help support WSAVA CE, please contact Emma van Rooijen
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