FASAVA Newsletter


Phillipines Typhoon : Message from the Chairman Dr Pieter Verhoek

"Welcome all FASAVA members to first e-zine newsletter, which we hope will the first of many. This has been the result of the hard work of your Executive since the General Assembly in Auckland 2013.

At the time of writing The Philippines, is recovering from a massive typhoon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to not only our colleagues in The Philippines, but also to all the people affected by the typhoon. May you all strive to get through this tragedy as best as possible.

Best Wishes from
Dr Pieter Verhoek
Chairman FASAVA

Welcome to all our members.in Australia, China ( Beijing and Shanghai) Taiwan, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Korea and the Philippines

Following the very successful WSAVA/FASAVA congress in beautiful Auckland 2013, the executive has met again in Beijing in September 2013. There have been several developments.



FASAVA and Hill's Partnership to Veterinary Professional Development

The Federation of Asian Small Animal Association (FASAVA) and Hill's Pet Nutrition have entered an exclusive partnership to promote the knowledge and professional development of veterinary medicine.

A key objective of the partnership is to facilitate learning and professional development for companion animal practitioners, as well as assist member associations create and grow their Continuing Education and Professional Development programs.

The initial plan includes providing speakers to support countries where these programs are not yet established.

The goal is to provide practitioners with practical, relevant and inspiring Continuing Education and Professional Development, which are essential to their clinical practice.

FASAVA and Hill's envisage efforts in:

  1. Increasing knowledge of veterinary science and established professional practice, including clinical nutrition and its application to veterinary medicine
  2. Encouraging veterinarians to learn and apply the knowledge in the management of pet diseases
  3. Providing Continuing Education opportunities to veterinarians to improve their expertise in pet health care
  4. Preparing veterinarians to effectively educate their clients on preventive pet care and disease management.

One key activity of the partnership will be significant support to the FASAVA Congress in Beijing in May 2014. This includes providing world class speakers to FASAVA's Scientific Program, in collaboration with WSAVA's Continuing Education effort.

FASAVA represents veterinary communities from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand. Hill's Pet Nutrition has more than 60 years of commitment to pet nutrition and well-being with its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

FASAVA Beijing Congress 2014 www.2014fasava.com

This years congress to be held in Beijing 2014
promises to be fantastic!

13-15 May 2014

BOOK NOW. Remember as a member of an Association that is a member of FASAVA gets you discounted registration rate!

If your association is not a member of the FASAVA then ask your executive to consider joining.

The red FASAVA Chop below is gift to the
FASAVA Executive and was commissioned
by the Beijing Small Animal Veterinary


News Update

The FASAVA Constitution continues to be updated. Once the latest update has been ratified it shall be placed on the Website.


FASAVA executive: below are the current FASAVA Executive members and contact details

Should you wish to contact anyone from the Executive below are our contact details.

Dr Pieter Verhoek

Companion Animal Society [CAS] of New Zealand veterinary Association [NZVA]
Tel: 0064 4 4710484

Past Chairman:
Dr Jong-il Kang
Choonghyun Animal Hospital,
621 Nonhyun-ro, Kangnam-gu,
Seoul, KOREA
Tel. +82-2-549-7582,
Korean Animal Hospital Association -
Tel. +82-2-522-4722

Chairman Elect:
Dr. Louis Lui
President of BJSAVA
Room 318, No. A15 Anwai Beiyuan,
Chaoyang District, Beijing,
E-mail: 13901209182@139.com
Fax: (+8610)-84933613

Hon. Secretary:
Dr. Gopinathan Gangadharan
Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA)
PO BOX NO. 12697 50786, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Website: www.msava.org
Email Address: drgopimutiara@hotmail.com


Hon. Treasurer:
Dr Matthew Retchford
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
Croydon Veterinary Clinic
167 Mt Dandenong Road
Croydon, Victoria. 3136
Tel 61-3-97244999
Fax 61-3-97244999
Email: clinic@croydonvet.com.au
Pers email macu63@live.com

Past /Founder Chairman and Advisor:
Dr Roger Clarke
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
Bundoora Veterinary Clinic and Hospital
17 - 19 Plenty Road, Bundoora
P.O. Box 234, Bundoora
Victoria 3083 Australia
Telephone (03) 9467 2255
Fax (03) 9467 7369
email roger.bunvet@gmail.com

Executive members:
Dr Geoffrey Chen
c/o Peng Feng Pet Clinic
No. 148 Lianhua South Road
Minhang District
Shanghai, PRC
201100 Tel: +86 21 5481 3544
E-mail: doctorgf@online.sh.cn


FASAVA Seminars program

With the assistance of Hills FASAVA is finally able to bring Asian Countries CPD


FASAVA - Hills Clinic of the Year Award (Australasia region)

As part of our FASAVA and Hills Pet Nutrition partnership we are pleased to announce a new award;

The FASAVA- Hills Award Practice of the Year in the Asia Region

FASAVA Executive is looking for nominees for this prestigious Award.
Can you please have nominations to the Secretary Dr Gopinathan Mutiara by January 31 2014. Please detail in less than 1000 words why this practice deserves this Award.

The objective is to recognize the outstanding veterinary practice in promoting companion animal healthcare through embracing standard of care aimed to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets

Criteria of Nominees

  1. Be a companion animal practitioner
  2. Show special sensitivity to the Family-Pet-Veterinary bond as evidence through work with grieving, disabled, elderly and thorough care of animals when sick or injured
  3. Held in high regard by veterinary community for integrity and professional practice
  4. Promotes pet nutrition as a means to achieve the special human/pet relationship

Details of the Award

  1. To be presented during the FASAVA Annual Conference
  2. Total value $US5000
  3. Includes:
  • Certificate of Award
  • Gift package for the next FASAVA Congress
  • A Cheque for the amount remaining from the total prize once payment has been made for the winner to attend the next FASAVA congress [e.g. if it costs $US2000 for the award winner to attend the next FASAVA Congress including flights and accommodation and registration the cheque will be in the amount of $US3000]

Announcement and Selection

  1. Selected by FASAVA Executive and recognised by Hills
  2. Announcement of the Award on FASAVA website with Hills mentioned as a sponsor



Future FASAVA Congresses Planned

2015 Taiwan FASAVA Congreee 17-20 November

2016 Malaysia FASAVA Congress 8-12 August

  ©2024 FASAVA. All rights reserved.