SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to suppporting its customers and their businesses. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services.

In 2012, the company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion. With approximately 9,300 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2013, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilties in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries.

WSAVA

‘To advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide through an educated, committed and collaborative global community of veterinary peers.’
The WSAVA is a global community of more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide drawn from our 105 member associations. Together, we are working to advance the health and welfare of companion animals throughout the world and to speak on behalf of companion animal veterinarians globally. In support of our mission our core activities are based around four key pillars:
  • The advancement of companion animal welfare.
  • The creation of globally relevant ‘Standardization Guidelines’ in key areas of veterinary care.
  • The provision of continuing education (CE) for companion animal veterinarians globally
  • Increasing understanding of the importance of companion animals in the One Health movement.
Much of our work is delivered through our hard-working Clinical Committees and we are grateful to our committee members, all volunteers and experts in their field from around the world, who work together to develop WSAVA Global Guidelines, information, tools and other educational resources to support companion animal veterinarians. They also campaign on key issues to veterinarians globally, such as animal welfare, professional wellness and equitable access to veterinary therapeutics.

BSAVA

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.

Circa Healthcare

Circa Healthcare specializes in strategic healthcare advertising and communications.

Mission Rabies

Over 99% of cases of human rabies are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is always fatal.

Every year, millions of healthy dogs are inhumanely killed for fear of this deadly disease. However, this doesn’t halt the spread of rabies, which causes the deaths of around 61,000 people a year – the majority of which are children under 15.

Mission Rabies is going to change that.

Vaccinating dogs against rabies has been proven to stop the spread of the disease to people and saves the lives of humans and dogs. Our aim is to eliminate rabies from the world by 2030.

NAVC & AAHA

VetFolio’s mission is to do its part to elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world by providing online continuing education and resources for the entire veterinary community, anytime, anywhere.

VetFolio is a one-stop resource for online continuing education,offering access to hundreds of hours of CE Courses. It is a platform for both personal and professional advancement, providing the most comprehensive continuing education in the industry. In addition to a robust CE course catalog, subscribers receive access to conference proceedings, Resource Centers, a popular Surgery Video Library and a Podcast Library.

OIE

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.

The OIE is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2013 had a total of 178 Member Countries. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 45 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-regional Offices on every continent.

Petplan Charitable Trust

Petplan Charitable Trust was formed by Patsy Bloom and David Simpson in 1994 so that through the company, which they originally founded in 1976, they could give something back to the advancement of veterinary medicine and animal welfare. Petplan clients were invited to give a small annual donation on top of their premium towards the Trust .  The response was tremendous, and continues to be so.

This support has enabled the Trust to make grants of over £8 million to date, helping hundreds of different welfare organisations in the UK, and overseas, as well as endowing buildings to 5 university veterinary schools and funding the advancement of veterinary understanding and treatment.

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice

The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice is the only institution in the Slovak Republic offering higher education in the veterinary field.

Vetstream

Vetstream provides peer reviewed point of care information from more than 900 of the world’s leading veterinary clinicians on its Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis information services – featuring more than 19,000 articles, images, videos and sounds covering diseases, diagnostic and surgical techniques plus details on breeds, bacteria, viruses and parasites.

These services are available on all internet enabled devices and the information is updated weekly so veterinary practices will be able to access the most current clinical information in their practices.

Commenting, Dr Mark Johnston, Managing Director of Vetstream and AFSCAN supporter, said: ” While African veterinarians faces challenges in terms of disease prevalence and a lack of resources, the use of technology, and in particular mobile technology, is exploding across the continent and is playing a key role in supporting development. We are determined that veterinarians in Africa, who already face economic and technical challenges, should no longer have their access to high quality clinical reference information impeded. The result is our partnership with Computers4Africa. Between Vetstream Canis and Felis and with support from NAVC and AAHA’s Vetfolio, we will, for the first time, be making the very latest clinical resources widely available to veterinarians across the continent.”

“With our partners at Computers4Africa and fellow members of the AFSCAN consortium, we are harnessing the growth in technology to bring world-class CPD resources to veterinarians in participating countries. Education is the first step to transforming the profession in Africa and we are delighted to be part of the team delivering this transformation.”

Worldwide Veterinary Service

Worldwide Veterinary Service is a veterinary charity supporting animal charities and non-profit organisations all over the world.

Digital Pipeline

Digital Pipeline is an independent UK registered charity operating as a social enterprise. It was founded in 2004 by Microsoft and supported directly by Bill Gates.
Since then it has evolved into a leading technology charity, providing hundreds of thousands of PCs to Africa and other developing countries worldwide.
They aim to advance the education of the public and relieve poverty by providing access to information and communications technology for those who most need it, with a focus on developing countries throughout Africa and other parts of the world. They also aim to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment by facilitating the re-use of ICT equipment through our computer refurbishment programmes. They achieve these aims through their member partners who refurbish, redeploy and recycle IT equipment on behalf of organisations wishing to provide computers for education and community groups.