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New CVA Councillor of India
With the registration of Commonwealth Veterinary Association as a Trust in Bangalore, India on 1st January, 2014 Dr.S.Yathiraj, one of the Founder Trustee was appointed new CVA Councillor of India at the 18th Asian Regional Meeting of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association held at Bangalore on 20th February, 2014.
Prof.Yathiraj Sreenivasa is the Dean of Veterinary College, Bangalore, affiliated to Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, India and a former professor of Medicine with 32 years of experience in teaching, extension and research in

the field of Veterinary Medicine. He has also served as the Director of Research of the University,
He has published 311 research publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, 256 research papers / notes in seminars of international, national and state level and 112 popular articles and authored 5 books on Veterinary Medicine. He is widely travelled and participated in many national and international conferences, workshops and training programmes. He has worked as a member of many statutory authorities of various universities, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Wild Life and Zoo Authorities, animal welfare organizations and kennel clubs. He has guided 3 Ph.D. and 13 M.V.Sc. students and served as Advisory Committee member of 85 students. He has organized more than ninety workshops and seminars at state, national and international level. He is actively involved with professional activities being a Life Member of Karnataka Veterinary Association and represents the Global Nutrition Committee (GNC) of WSAVA which is involved in Formulation of Nutritional Guidelines for Companion Animals.
He is the recipient of many state and National awards notable being the Jawaharlal Nehru Award and the state award as a veterinary student; Special PACE 2004 Award, Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research for outstanding contributions in canine medicine, Life Time Achievement Award by Karnataka Veterinary Association, Bangalore in 2008, Global Companion Animal Veterinarian of India, 2012 and the Karuna Award, 2013. He is a Fellow of Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine, Fellow of Indian Society for Advancement in Canine Practice.
Dr.Yathiraj has also been active in CVA and was the member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference held in Bangalore in 1998 and has been part of various CVA projects such as the Muthannlur Dairy project, buffaloe and poultry projects which CVA had implemented in India.

          WSPA Consultation on Global Standards of Animal Welfare in Veterinary Education

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is launching a global survey on suitable standards of excellence in applying animal welfare principles in vet schools, with support of the WVA. The standards will be voluntary, to help veterinary schools show good practice in animal welfare and support the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines for new veterinary graduates Day 1 competencies in animal welfare. The draft standards cover ten key areas of teaching, research and organizational culture, listed in the survey. WSPA would like to hear from all vets, vet educators and veterinary students on what they think about the proposals. The online survey only takes 10-12 minutes: please follow this link:
The survey is open to all veterinarians, vet educators and students. It is also available in Chinese, French, Korean, Indonesian, Spanish,Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese and other languages. It will run until 1 Sept 2014.

OIE World Assembly
82nd General Session of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held at Paris from 25th to 30th May,2014. This event was also celeberated as the 90th birthday of the OIE.

World Veterinary Day Celebrations
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) joined the celebration organised by the WVA and dedicated to the veterinary profession. Numerous events around the world will give the opportunity to a large audience to discover or rediscover the different facets of the work being done by veterinarians all over the world.

World Veterinary Day Award
The theme of this year for the WVD award was Animal Welfare . The winner was the American Veterinary Medical Association with an excellent contribution from the veterinary profession
to society and for the creation of a comprehensive on-line hub dedicated to animal welfare and its launch on the world veterinary day 2014 and for the massive promotion of the WVD via more 265
mentions in press releases and more than 300 media outlets worldwide

World Veterinary Day Celebrations USA
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched the online Animal Welfare
hub on April 25, 2014 in celebration of World Veterinary Day. The AVMA chose to reorganize its animal welfare resources into an easy-to-navigate online hub housed on the AVMA website at
World Veterinary Day was celeberated in many states of the country such as in Himachal Pradesh
by Himachal Pradesh State Veterinary Officers Association. The main theme was to create awareness about Animal Welfare among school children, teachers, parents, general public and farmers .
The Gujarath Veterinary Association in India was awarded the WVD 2014 Award for non World Veterinary Association members The GVA celebration included lectures, poster making
competitions and slogan on animal welfare making competitions.
The Veterinary Students Association (VSA), Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine of Patuakhali (PSTU), Bangladesh, celebrated with a 3 day long program which included rallies,health camps and seminars.


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