The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists is an active, enthusiastic group of veterinary surgeons and others (e.g. researchers, technicians, pharmacologists) who share an interest in animal anaesthesia, analgesia and animal welfare. We hold meetings twice a year at various venues in Europe which are open to all those who share our common interest.
The Association was established in 1964 to promote the study of, and research into, the subject of anaesthesia and analgesia in animals. It also publishes the Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and has been active in the founding of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia. We are keen to promote collaboration between anaesthetists in all places, and actively encourage the establishment and taking of diplomas and degrees in veterinary anaesthesia.
AVA Vision Statement
” To be a global authority in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia; promoting best practice and animal welfare through education and research”
AVA Mission Statement
•To promote and support the activities of all those engaged in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
•To provide a foundation society for members and Diplomats of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and other Anaesthesia and Analgesia related Colleges worldwidely and for those in training to become so.
•To promote, support and establish specialty qualifications in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
•To encourage worldwide collaboration between all those interested in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
•To encourage discussion and disseminate information to all those interested in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia including the general public
•To provide an authoritative and accessible resource for all matters involving veterinary anaesthesia, analgesia and related animal welfare
•To do all such lawful things as may be necessary for the attainment of the above
•The Association also has an educational Trust Fund to support training in anaesthesia.
For further information about upcoming AVA or other anaesthesia meetings visit our events page