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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.

d) Encouraging the practice of Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) to ensure evidence-based and ethical approaches in all activities, advice and practices of poultry veterinary science and animal welfare

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 2018 ECPVS Annual General Meeting took place on 7th September 2018, in Valencia, Spain.

ECPVS acquired its full accreditation during the EBVS meeting of April 2018.

The 2019 AGM will take place in Utrecht, Netherlands on 12th November 2019, prior to the International Symposium on Mycoplasmosis and Coryza, and will include a Symposium and oral presentations by ECPVS Diplomates and Residents on the morning of 13th November 2019.

More details can be obtained from the Secretary, Davide Giovanardi at dmgiovanardi@yahoo.it