We are living in a global society, where issues related to animal and human health know no boundaries and impact us all, regardless of where we live. Global efforts are needed, now more than ever, to help ensure the health, safety and welfare of both animals and people.
As part of these efforts, we are proud to announce that the AVMA and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) have reached an unprecedented level of collaboration in approving three joint statements detailing our collective stances on some of the most critical issues facing veterinary medicine.
Representatives from the AVMA and the FVE – two of the largest veterinary associations in the world – collaborated on the development of the statements, and the respective boards for each group approved their content and implementation. The statements pertain to veterinary medical education, the responsible and judicious use of antimicrobial drugs, and the roles of veterinarians in promoting good animal welfare.
These joint statements – and most importantly the spirit of cooperation behind them – will serve veterinarians in the U.S. and Europe as we strive to protect and enhance global health.