google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Support Grows for WSAVA Campaign to Secure Global Access to Veterinary Therapeutics - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Support Grows for WSAVA Campaign to Secure Global Access to Veterinary Therapeutics

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Support Grows for WSAVA Campaign to Secure Global Access to Veterinary Therapeutics

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Medicine bottles.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	1.13 MB
ID:	46386

    The World Veterinary Association (WVA), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of Companion Animal Francophone Veterinary Associations (FAFVAC) have all thrown their weight behind a campaign led by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) to secure equal access to veterinary therapeutics for veterinarians around the world. Ten WSAVA member associations have also endorsed it.

    The WSAVA’s new Therapeutics Guidelines Group (TGG), which spearheads the campaign, has also appointed its first Chair, Dr Luca Guardabassi DVM, PhD, ECVPH. Dr Guardabassi is Professor of One Health Antimicrobial Resistance at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    In a survey of its members conducted by the WSAVA during 2016-2017, 75% of respondents confirmed that that problems in accessing veterinary medical products hampered their ability to meet the needs of their patients and 20% assessed the impact of this issue as resulting in a severe restriction on their ability to provide a high level of care.

    Dr Olatunji Nasir, Medical Director and CEO of the Truthmiles Animal Hospital in south west Nigeria, one of the countries affected, explained: “We face a Herculean task in trying access everything from basic medical consumables, such as syringes and needles, right up to veterinary drugs. Registration fees are very high because they are the equivalent of what is charged for human drugs despite the fact that the volume used is much lower. The process of registering a new drug can also take up to 36 months which feeds demand for sub-standard products which are smuggled into the country. The procedures for importing drugs are also cumbersome and impractical.”

    The WSAVA launched its campaign earlier this year to tackle these problems and is calling on all of its member associations to endorse its Position Statement on the issue and to support its campaign. It is also calling on other veterinary associations to become co-signatories of the Position Statement.

    Commenting, Dr Luca Guardabassi said: “Difficulty in accessing therapeutics to treat patients is a critical issue for companion animal veterinarians in many parts of the world. It causes huge frustration and means that many thousands – probably millions - of animals do not receive optimum care. It’s a situation which requires urgent change and we are determined to bring this about.

    “We’re delighted that so many veterinary associations are supporting our campaign and are now preparing for a high-level summit meeting which will be held during WSAVA World Congress in Singapore in September. At this meeting, we will bring together stakeholders from around the world to discuss the issues and recommend practical solutions.”

    The WSAVA represents more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide through its 105 member associations and works to enhance standards of clinical care for companion animals. Its core activities include the development of WSAVA Global Guidelines in key areas of veterinary practice and lobbying on important issues affecting companion animal care worldwide.

    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Night RVN required at Grove Lodge Vets - Worthing, West Sussex
      IVC
      Come and join us at Grove Lodge Vets!

      Are you looking for an exciting new adventure within a growing company? Then look no further.
      We know there’s more to life than work – that’s why when you join Independent Vetcare Ltd at Grove Lodge Vets you’ll get your pick of our amazing company perks. That includes discounted shopping, discounted gym membership and great price cinema tickets, plus loads more.

      You’ll also get:

      • ECC Cert funded by practice...
      Today, 05:34 PM
    • RVN required at Budget Vets - Blackwood, Caerphilly
      IVC
      At Budget Vets, we are looking to add a vibrant nurse to our small and happy team in Blackwood. This is a thriving branch so we are looking for someone who is chatty and interactive with colleagues and clients alike and who isn’t afraid to muck in and use their initiative.

      We have excellent equipment and clinical level and are able to support an SVN coming in to the business if they are looking to complete their training.

      We place a lot of importance on work-life balance...
      Today, 02:36 PM
    • Vet required at Midforest Vets - Hampshire, UK
      IVC
      We have an exciting opportunity for a SA Vet, to join our well established dual site practice.

      Ideally, you will be 1+ years qualified, a great team player with a compassionate, confident and caring nature. We encourage clinical freedom, case independence, and case-continuity with an interesting and varied caseload.

      We offer;
      • Relocation package
      • 4 day week (40 hours)
      • 1 x Saturday in 5 with TOIL
      • 5 days CPD with budget of £1200 pa.
      •...
      Today, 09:57 AM
    • Mars Petcare Unveiled as New Diamond Partner for WSAVA
      Kristina Kisbee

      Mars Petcare has become a Diamond Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), building on a long-term relationship with the global veterinary association established by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, the company’s scientific HQ. Under the terms of the new partnership, individual divisions of Mars Petcare will support the work of four of the WSAVA’s key Clinical Committees as follows:

      · The Global Nutrition Committee (GNC), which helps the veterinary...
      Today, 08:42 AM
    • BCVSp Provides Clinical Audit Workshop for Specialists
      Kristina Kisbee


      The British College of Veterinary Specialists is running a clinical audit workshop to help members and non-members develop tools and strategy for clinical audit in Veterinary Specialist Practice. The one-day event will be held on 28 March 2019, at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, Suffolk.


      The BCVSp is a registered charity, established in 2014. Its primary aim is to advance the education of the public and the wellbeing of animals through the development, understanding
      ...
      Today, 08:39 AM
    • Clinical Director required at Park View Vets - Lincoln
      IVC
      Are you wanting responsibility for making the key decisions on how a practice is run? Are you a motivated, enthusiastic vet with excellent clinical skills? Are you passionate about delivering excellent client and patient care?

      If so, an exciting opportunity awaits at Park View Veterinary Hospital in Lincoln. We require a new Clinical Director to join one other, and a large team of dedicated vets, nurses and receptionists. All the usual toys, purpose-built premises and not out of hours...
      Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Working...
    X