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Anniversary vets congress produces essential medicines list in Toronto

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has held its 44th World Congress in Toronto, Canada, while celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Organised in collaboration with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the event welcomed more than 2,200 vets from 80 countries.

Around 50 different streams covered three levels of education, with topics on soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, pain, dentistry, welfare, vet techs, microbiome, exotic animals, professional wellness, shelter medicine, and more, in sessions supported by WSAVA, CVMA, and other affiliated societies.

The event, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, saw the presentation of the initial findings of the first study of global veterinary wellness, undertaken by the WSAVA’s Professional Wellness Group.

The WSAVA Therapeutics Guideline Group has developed a list of essential veterinary medicines as a minimum standard, as to what should be available for a veterinary pharmacy regardless of where a veterinarian practices in the world.

Perry Gil-Ran, Director Client Accounts at Kenes Group, said: “WSAVA 2019 showed the power of working in collaboration between societies, but also with partners and suppliers alike. The event was very smooth, and it was precisely because everyone involved – from the destination, through the venue, to the last supplier, understood well the goal of the event and worked to achieve it. I am happy that our team at Kenes was once again a part of WSAVA’s success.”

WSAVA represents 113 veterinary associations and more than 200,000 individual companion animal veterinarians around the world.