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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) President
  • P. De Herdt (Belgium) Vice President
  • M. Hess (Austria) Past President
  • O. Zorman Rojs (Slovenia) Secretary
  • S. de Wit (the Netherlands) Treasurer
  • S. Lister (United Kingdom) ordinary board member
  • F. X. Le Gros (France) ordinary board member

The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation

The 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 23rd August from 13.30 to 16.30 in Nantes, France (after the closing ceremony of the WVPA Congress 2013 )