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Greetings from our President

Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations
Dr Matthew Retchford
President and Treasurer of FASAVA


Dearest FASAVA members:

Greetings, members! We now have 22 member associations across the Asia Pacific. Since the onset of COVID in 2020, international engagement has been quiet, travel has been impossible, and we are only just starting to meet face to face again. There is no doubt that COVID has changed many aspects of our lives. Yet we will continue to strive to meet the needs of our members. Our 2023 Congress in Mumhai, India was a resounding success. Almost 1200 Delegates and a fantastic program. The obvious happiness and enthusiasm that all attendees showed at greeting old friends and renewing professional acquaintances after these years of isolation was palpable! I am confident that the future is very bright.

Our yearly FASAVA Congress unites all Veterinarians in the Asia-Pacific region in the common goal of interdependent learning. It has played a huge role in improving the level of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery in our region. Our smaller CPD events are pivotal to veterinary knowledge at a local level. Our activities increase knowledge but also foster great friendships that will last for many years and span many countries.

It is important that member associations stay in contact with their international colleagues and continue to strive to communicate openly. Please add FASAVA website to your favourites list on your browser and keep up to date with our program.

This year, the Twelfth FASAVA Congress is to be held in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia 19-21st July 2024. It will be a spectacular event. Please see the website: fasava2024kualalumpur.com for program and registration.

With regards to the smaller CPD events, we are hosting a precongress day and providing speakers, for our member Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association in July in Kuala lumpur. Over the next few months we will be reaching out to other associations to see if we can help in any way with similar CPD events.

Dr Matthew Retchford
President and Treasurer of FASAVA
Congress Liaison Officer
Founding Member of FASAVA

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