FASAVA Newsletter

  Edition 3 June 2015  

Message from the President Dr Pieter Verhoek

Dear Members,

Welcome again to or newsletter with updates and information from FASAVA Executive Board.
I am pleased to announce that we now have a CPD Director and he is Dr Clement Anthony from Malaysia. Dr Anthony has an extensive history in organising CPD in Malaysia and previously has had a similar role with World Small Animal Veterinary Association [WSAVA] and we are delighted to have Dr Anthony working with us. He has already organised a Dermatology course in Mumbai India and there are more short courses in the pipeline. If you have any requests for FASAVA and Hills Pet Nutrition CPD in your country please contact Dr Anthony directly, or our Secretary.

FASAVA Executive Board is continuing to develop its prime partnership with Hills Pet Nutrition and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Jason Chuei, our Hills Pet Nutrition liaison for his willingness to partner with FASAVA. May this be a long and fruitful partnership for both parties.

FASAVA Executive Board met recently in Kuala Lumpar late April. We try to meet twice each year, once at our annual Congress and again mid-way between our Congresses. We received updates from Dr David Tan from Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association and Dr Amilan Sivaguranathan about our upcoming FASAVA Congresses.

Taiwan is hosting FASAVA in November 19-22 2015 in Taipei and their preparation organisation is coming along very nicely. We are expecting a wonderful Congress with superb education so do not delay, register now, at their website www.2015fasava.com. I look forward to seeing you there.

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpar is hosting FASAVA Congress in 2016 and once more FASAVA Executive Board were extremely pleased with the progress Malaysia Veterinary Association are making. Preparation is very advanced and again this should be a Congress not to miss.

I am sad to report that Dr Jong-Il Kang from Korea, past President of FASAVA in 2011 - 2013 will be retiring from FASAVA Executive Board at the Taipei Congress. Dr Kang, as President, did a wonderful job and represented FASAVA proudly. We will miss him. But this does open a door for someone to fill his vacant position. If anyone is keen to offer themselves for the FASAVA Board please contact our Secretary Dr Gopinathan Gangadharan.

Thank you all for your support. And remember, if you would like CPD contact Dr Clement Anthony via our secretary.

Pieter Verhoek
President FASAVA

Best Wishes for 2015


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


FASAVA Taipei Congress 2015



This year's congress is to be held in Taipei, Taiwan 2015 promises to be fantastic!

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

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


News Update

  • Photo Album!
    Please visit FASAVA.org website regularly. We have added another page where you can see some of the Activities FASAVA has been up to this year.

  • Tokyo Veterinary Medical Association has successfully bid for 2019 Congress. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to visiting Tokyo in a few years' time.

  • If your association has congresses or conferences you would like to advertise to the wider community please send me (( Matthew Retchford) a digital banner to post on the website.

  • Please advertise the website to all your members at every opportunity.


FASAVA Executives Meeting in Beijing May 2014

Dr Dong Yi( BJSAVA), Dr Clement Anthony( MSAVA), Dr Jason Shi (BJSAVA), Dr Matthew Retchford (Aust), Dr Geoffery Chen (Shanghai), Dr Mathias Maa (Beijing)

Dr Louis Liu( BJSAVA), Dr Roger Clarke(Aust), Dr Pieter Verhoek(NZ), Dr Kang Jong-il (South Korea) Dr Gopinathan(MSAVA)

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

President 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.
E-mail 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

Executive member
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: 13916778778@163.com

Dr Roger Clarke
Past /Founder Chairman and Advisor:
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


FASAVA -Hills Practice of the Year Award (Australasia region) for 2014

The FASAVA- Hills Award Practice of the Year

A reminder to all member associations to please consider and submit potential FASAVA-Hills Practice of the year for 2015

FASAVA Executive is looking for nominees for this prestigious Award. Can you please have nominations to the Secretary Dr Gopinathan Mutiara by August 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
Selected by FASAVA Executive and recognised by Hills
Announcement of the Award on FASAVA website with Hills mentioned as a sponsor


Once again we thank Hill's Pet Nutrition for their ongoing partnership with FASAVA in support of our organisation and the sponsorship of this award.



  • FASAVA General Assembly/Board Meeting

    • The FASAVA General Assembly will be held on the November 18th and we have a FASAVA Executive Board meeting on November 17 starting at 1 - 2pm. Accordingly, If you are a FASAVA representative for your association please arrange to be in Taipei, Taiwan by the 18th November.

    • Dr Kang (KVMA, South Korea)is retiring by rotation from the Executive and a new Executive member will be sought. Dr Kang's replacement will currently be someone nominated from Taiwan VMA as according to our constitution.

  • Our constitution continues to be a dynamic document. At this years general assembly we will be suggesting that we make a few changes to the current constitution so that we can increase the Executive to 7 members to give us more wide spread coverage of the Asian Pacific region. Although any changes to the constitution need to be ratified by the following executive meeting, expressions are interest will be called for at the meeting. So if you are interested in representing your country in future FASAVA meetings, please put your name forward.


Future FASAVA Congresses Planned

2015 Taiwan FASAVA Congress 19-22 November

2016 Malaysia FASAVA Congress 18th to 22nd April 2016



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