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The primary objective of the College shall be to advance poultry veterinary science in Europe and increase the competency of those who practice in this field by:

a) Establishing guidelines and prerequisite standards of postgraduate education, training, contributions to the field and experience to become a Recognised Specialist in the specialty of poultry veterinary science.

b) Examining and authenticating veterinarians as Recognised Specialists in poultry veterinary science to promote the health and welfare of poultry, the production of safe and high quality products for consumers and the economic profitability of the sector by providing expert care, taking into account respect for the environment in view of a sustainable agriculture.

c) Encouraging research and other contributions to the knowledge and practice of poultry veterinary science, and promoting the communication and dissemination of these.

Foundation Diplomates:

  • M. Hafez (Germany)
  • P. De Herdt (Belgium)
  • M. Hess (Austria)
  • S. de Wit (the Netherlands)
  • N Eterradossi (France)
  • S. Lister (United Kingdom) 

The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation

The 2016 ECPVS Annual General Meeting and 3rd ECPVS Symposium took place on 20th September 2016, in Bologna, Italy, at the Giorgio Prodi Lacture Hall, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, from 8.30am. The AGM confirmed the following changes in office holders:

Sjaak de Wit             President

Peter De Herdt         Past President

Stephen Lister          Vice President

David Giovanardi      Secretary

Mieke Matthijs           Treasurer

Klaus-Peter Behr       Board member

Isabelle Kempf           Board member

Peter De Herdt (outgoing President) and Olga Zorman Rojs (outgoing Secretary) were thanked for their excellent work on the Board on behalf of the College.

The AGM was followed by a wide range of presentations from ECPVS Diplomates

It is planned to hold the 2017 AGM during the WVPA Congress in Edinburgh, UK.