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Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA)


Baranduda, Australia



Description: The Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) is made up of the Commonwealth Veterinary Associations or approved bodies of the most Commonwealth Countries.

“The Mission of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association is to promote the veterinary profession within the Commonwealth by encouraging the highest professional standards of education, ethics and service in order to advance animal health, productivity and welfare so as to improve the quality of life of all its peoples.”

The CVA supports and assists veterinarians throughout the commonwealth at the grass-roots level.

Organization Type: Veterinary Association
Issue areas covered:

The CVA’s work included Continuing Professional Development, and it has included animal welfare.

Its projects contain a number of interests to animal welfare.

Key opportunities and dates for input: 

Not known.

Requirements for participation: 

Not known.

Advocacy Opportunities:
  • Peter Thornber (former member of OIE’s Animal Welfare Working Group and World Animal Protection) is the current President of the CVA and therefore is a good contact for APOs.

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