Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

The FVE, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, was founded in 1975. Today, it represents national veterinary organisations across 39 European countries. FVE represent 4 vibrant sections, each of which represents key groups within the profession: Practitioners (UEVP), Hygienists (UEVH), Veterinary State Officers (EASVO) and Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry (EVERI).

The European veterinary profession, embodied by FVE, strives to enhance animal health, animal welfare, public health and the protection of the environment by promoting the veterinary profession. FVE aims to support veterinarians in delivering their professional responsibilities to the best possible standard, and that this expertise is recognised and valued by society. Further to their high education and training, and through the application of their specific knowledge of animals and related technical skills, veterinarians contribute – in a unique way – to the prevention and control of health and welfare issues in animals, including wildlife and related human health problems. Veterinarians therefore are experts in the field of animal health, animal welfare and public health.