Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Express Support for One Health


On January 11, 2011, the prominent Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) expressed their support for One Health to the One Health Initiative website team from their Executive Director, Dr. Jan Vaarten via Francesco Proscia, MSc, Veterinary Policy Officer from Brussels, Belgium in the following message:



 “ … Subject: request to be added on The “One Health/One Medicine” Supporter List


It is my pleasure to let you know that the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), would like to be added to “One Health/One Medicine” Supporters List.


The FVE was founded in 1975 and it represents 46 national veterinary organizations across 38 European countries and 4 international Sections, each of which represents key groups within the veterinary profession:


Practitioners (UEVP), Hygienists (UEVH), Veterinary State Officers (EASVO) and Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry (EVERI). Our task is to unite and represent the whole veterinary profession, across Europe. Our aim is to create the right conditions for the veterinary profession to carry out the tasks society has conferred on us: to care for animal health, animal welfare and veterinary public health.  We strive to ensure that our role and contribution is known, understood and valued by everyone, including the general public through to European Institutions, global organizations but also from the farmers associations and individual animal owners. For further information, please visit



In light of our tasks and strategy, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe would like to ask you considering adding FVE in the "One Health/One Medicine" supporters list.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if further questions would remain.


Looking forward to hearing from you,


Yours sincerely,


Jan Vaarten, DVM, Executive Director

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) … ”


Note: Message from FVE also posted on website Publications page as an attachment.