FASAVA Newsletter

  Edition 4 May 2016  

Message from the President Dr Louis Liu

Hello! Dear all Asian Small Animal Veterinarians,

On behalf of Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association I would like to show my great thanks to all your care and support to us. In the meantime, I also want to express my thanks to former General Assembly Presidents for their significant contribution to the construction and development of the FASAVA.

FASAVA was set up in 2007, and the development of Asian Veterinarian industry has been growing global significance. Our contribution and union are receiving more and more attention by the veterinarians all over the world. We hope the Asian veterinaries are able to play a more important role in the world through our own effort. I believe the FASAVA has enough ability to manage the Asian Veterinary affairs and will become a more united group.

We are recently returned from Malaysia who has graciously hosted our FASAVA Congress.Once more the FASAVA Executive Board were extremely pleased with the quality and organisation of a truly fantastic FASAVA Congress. The standards of the speakers was very high and came from all Asia. We hosted speakers from as far afield as Europe and USA, Australia, China and Japan. The social side of the Congress was unsurpassed. Well done to the MSAVA organising committee for a great job and especial mention to Dr Amilan Sivagurunathan as Chair of the Organising Committee.

This past year we have organise two CPD events. One was held in Sri Lanka with Dr Cheng on Anaesthesia and the second was a workshop that was held after the Malaysian Congress on haematology. With Dr Stephanie Klenner from Germany. Both CPD events were sponsored by FASAVA and were very successful and enjoyed by all attendees.
Thank you Dr Anthony for your organisation of these events.

I enjoyed the days we met with each other in FASAVA Congress every year and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in the 8th FASAVA Congress that will be held in the Gold Coast of Australia.

Thank you again for all your support.
Best Regards.
Louis Liu
President Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association
President Beijing Small Animal Veterinary Association

Best Wishes for 2016


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


FASAVA Malaysia Congress 2016

Go to fasava.org and see more photos of the Malaysia congress and also past congresses.


I was fortunate to attend many presentations at FASAVA 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The scientific committee did an amazing job in selecting speakers who gave presentations that were pitched at practitioner level and just beyond this, meaning I am able to put into practice a lot of the practice tips I learnt.

These presentations I attended included; ophthalmology, a wide range of orthopaedic topics and dermatology. Every presentation I attended provided me with very practical and user friendly practice tips that I will take back to my practice and implement. There is no doubt this Congress has been the best one I have attended in this respect.

I might also add that the Malaysia veterinary Association were magnificent hosts and looked after everyone very well, with the highlight being the Malaysia night which provided me with an excellent insight into Malaysian culture, such beautiful people and so friendly.

Attendee: Pieter Verhoek

Next year's congress is to be held in Australia, Gold Coast
11-14 August 2017 and 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!

Registrations open in August 2016 and we very excited to be able to extend the offer we gave to the delegates at Kuala Lumpur to all members:

  • Full registration rate $790AUD
  • A chance to win a full registration and AUD$1000 towards travel expenses.
  • Free access to exclusive small animal veterinary webinars

For members to access this offer please join our mailing list at www.fasavacongress2017.com.au before the 30th June and we will send them a code to obtain the offers. Linda Skauge, Executive Officer, ASAVA will be in contact with you in the near future and can be contacted on (linda.skauge@ava.com.au) should you have any questions.

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

FASAVA Executive Meeting in KL 2016 April. Absent is Dr David Tan.

Dr Torrens Stone, Dr Amilan (MSAVA) Dr G Chen, Dr Anthony(MSAVA)

Dr Gopi ( MSAVA) Dr Clarke, Dr Liu, Dr Verhoek and Dr Retchford





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 and in past years.

  • 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 General Assembly Meeting in Kuala Lumpur April 2016

Dr Torrens Stone( BJSAVA), Dr Jansen Ng (SVA) , Dr Ogawa (TokyoVMA), Dr Edgardo Unson (PAHA), Dr Chandrakanthi Athauda (SAPAS), Dr Guoping Yan, Dr Ramani Jairam (PPAM)

Dr Motoo Kobayashi (Tokyo VMA) Dr Clement Anthony (MSAVA), Dr Matthew Retchford( (Hon Treasurer) Dr Geoffery Chen (Shanghai),Dr Roger Clarke(Aust), Dr Pieter Verhoek(NZ),Dr Louis Liu( BJSAVA), Dr Veronica Leong (HKVA), Gopinathan(MSAVA) Dr David Tan (TVMA), Dr Amilan Sivagurunathan, (MSAVA), Dr Takuo Ishida (TokyoVMA)

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

Dr. Louis Lui:

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

Immediate Past President:
Dr Pieter Verhoek
Companion Animal Society [CAS] of New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]
Tel: 0064 4 4710484

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
Fosse Farm
106 Spring Valley Road,
Flowerdale Victoria., 3717
Phone+61 (0)357801331
email roger.bunvet@gmail.com

Executive members:
Dr David Tan
C/o TVMA Taiwan
Email: 19tvma@gmail.com


FASAVA -Hills Practice of the Year Award (Australasia region) for 2016

The FASAVA- Hills Award Practice of the Year

This year we are pleased to annonce that the Winner was:
Dr Zhenzeng (Jason) Shi

We had three very good candidates this year. Several renominated from last year. All were worthy candidates but Dr Shi was a stand out due to his contribution to teaching in China.

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.



  • NEXT FASAVA General Assembly Meeting
    The FASAVA General Assembly will be held in Australia at FASAVA Congress 10th August 2017 on the Gold Coast. We hope to see you all there.

    Accordingly, If you are a FASAVA representative for your association please arrange to be on the Gold Coast, Australia for meeting on 10th August 2017

  • Executive Board meeting on August 9th 2017. Date and Time to be Confirmed.

  • Dr Simon Yang unfortunately has resigned from the Executive committee due to work load at home and is political aspirations to become Major of Taipei City. We wish him luck and hope that he remains In contact with the many friends he has made in FASAVA.

  • We welcome Dr David Tan, current President of the Taiwan Veterinary medical Association as new member of the FASAVA executive to replace Dr Simon Yang.
  • 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

2017 Gold Coast , Australia. 11-14 August 2017


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