UEVP is an independent organisation with international statutes.
The UEVP was launched in October 1970 with 11 member countries. Since then, it has grown up.
Practicing veterinarians are without a doubt the sector of the veterinary profession best known to the public. Caring for the health of companion, farm and/or zoo animals, they are also the largest group, representing around two thirds of the veterinary work force in Europe.
Though all veterinarians receive a general basic training, encompassing all animal species and diseases, a growing number of practitioners are specializing in one or more species (such as companion animals, horses, pigs) or in a particular discipline (e.g. dermatology, surgery, internal medicine, reproduction, ophthalmology).
Today UEVP represents 29 member countries and 4 European federations, all representing European practitioners.
European Practitioners' Voice
The mission of the UEVP is to unite over 140.000 European practitioners (FVE Survey 2015) through the national associations and to be their “European Voice”. The goal of the UEVP is to set standards across borders. This includes lifelong education, contribute/ influence European Legislation (EU) through a Pan European veterinary opinion and the prudent use of medicines, which includes fighting Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR).
UEVP will, do their upmost to create a professional environment for the European Veterinary Practitioner in conjunction with stakeholders, which will help to facilitate a positive outcome of our vision.
Ensure the well-being of humans and animals
We live in a rapidly changing world where many more people and animals are living closely together. Practicing Vets, united in the UEVP, are in the center of this world and have the intrinsic duty to guard and protect the well-being and welfare of humans and animals. This can be achieved by ensuring the safe production of food and feed, preventing or containing diseases and zoonosis according to the “ One Health” principle / concept.
The UEVP is a member of FVE
FVE is the European representative body for the veterinary profession in Europe. FVE’s mission is to enhance animal health, animal welfare, public health and the protection of the environment by promoting the veterinary profession.
The UEVP Board consists of a President, a General Secretary, a Treasurer, and three Vice-Presidents. The UEVP Board was elected in June 2019 in Bratislava (Slovakia).
The FVE Network
Österreichische Tierärztekammer (ÖTK)
Hietzinger Kai 87
Tel: +43 1 512 17 66
Fax: +43 1 512 14 70
Union Professionnelle Vétérinaire (UPV)
Rue des Frères Grisleins 11, 1400 Nivelles, Belgium
Tel: 067/21 21 11
Fax: 067/21 21 14
Vlaamse Dierenartsen Vereniging (VDV)
Tel: 03 / 780.59.90
Fax: 03 / 776.91.59
European Association for Porcine Health Management (EAphm)
Avenue de Tervueren 12
Tel: +32 2 533 70 20
Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA)
Avenue de Tervueren 12B-1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 533 70 20
Hrvatska Veterinarska Komora (HVK)
Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: 01 385-1-2441-068
Bundesverband praktizierender Tierärzte (BPT)
Tel: 069 669818-0
Latvijas Veterinararstu Biedriba (LBV)
Zemgales prospekts 9-6, Jelgava, LV-3001
Tel: (+371) 67288747
Ветеринарска комора Србије (Veterinary Chamber of Serbia)
Bulevar Oslobođenja 18
11000 Belgrade; Serbia
Tel: 011 2684 597; 011 2685 619
Komora veterinárnych lekárov Slovenskej Republiky
Botanická 17, 841 04 Bratislava
Cesta 24. junija 25, 1231 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Tel: +386 (0) 1 56 32 670
Consejo General de Colegios Veterinarios de España (CGCVE)
C/ Villanueva nº 11 - 28001 MADRID
Tel: 914 353 535
Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärzte (GST)
Tel: +41 (0) 31 307 35 35
British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
1 Telford Way, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AB, UK
Tel: 44(0)1452 726700