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St. Petersburg Veterinary Society


Address: Repisheva str. 13, building 1, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 197375

Country: RussianFederation

Region: Europe

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Members: 1957

Status: Full

Tier: Tier 3

President: Dr. Vladimir Sotnikov

Rep: Dr. Daria Krylova


Vision, Mission & Objectives

We would like to improve the quality of veterinary medicine for small animals in Saint-Petersburg and Russia. Help create a professional base for education that will bring Russia closer to international standards as time passes.  We are interested to share information on the latest achievements in veterinary science.

St. Petersburg Veterinary Society was founded in February 2008. We had many reasons for establishing Saint-Petersburg Veterinary Society:
Back, in 2008 when we started, there was a complete absence of professional veterinary conferences held in our area. As well, there was a real need for up to date information about the latest trends and new technologies in veterinary science. At the end of 2007 we came up with the idea of SPVS. The Idea finally came together in 2008.

In 2008 we did not plan to expand outside Saint-Petersburg region. At that time we had no idea of such positive results. Our work has paid off with veterinarians from all around Russia including Moscow attending our conferences. We have Russian speaking specialists coming from other countries as well: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine and  Kazahstan.

2011. SPVS started to prepare to ask WSAVA to give SPVS membership. This has been one of our long term goals. 13.10.2011 SPVS has become a member of WSAVA.

Results of the work from 2008 to 2018 showed: currently SPVS is the fastest growing nonprofit Veterinary organization in Russia. The SPVS is growing by the average over 10-25% per year.

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

  • February 20 - 22, 2018. «St. Petersburg veterinary surgical congress 2019»
  • The biggest surgical event in Russia, more than 2000 participants, 21 streams in 3 days, 120 speakers. 
  • April, 05-06, 2019. Conference «Laboratory diagnostics in veterinary medicine 2018»
  •   April 24-25, conference Vet.Camp
  • August 28 - 29, 2019. «St. Petersburg veterinary ophthalmology conference 2019», 
  • October 04 - 05, 2019, «St. Petersburg veterinary neurology conference 2019» 
  • November 12-13, 2019. «St. Petersburg veterinary endocrinology and Dermatology conference 2019»
  • 40 seminars of Secondary vet Education program with Hills Pet Nutrition locally in Saint- Petersburg.
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