2022/10/20 - Press
New collaboration with the WSAVA!
Since this month of October, we are an official sponsor of the World Small Animal Veterinary’s Reproduction Control Committee. Our common goal? To promote, on a worldwide level, the best veterinary practices in this key field for the health of cats and dogs.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association represents over 200,000 veterinarians worldwide. It is organized into experts committees, selected from around the world, to establish and share global recommendations in key areas of veterinary health. In keeping with its commitment, we now support the Reproductive Control Committee to ensure that veterinarians around the world have access to the latest resources and knowledge in this area. Our common goal is to advance the health and welfare of companion animals.
Official WSAVA press release from 10/14/2022.
Virbac Supports WSAVA’s Initiatives to Promote Global Best Practices in Companion Animal Reproduction Control.
Global animal health company Virbac has partnered with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to support its recently created Reproduction Control Committee. The Committee is working to ensure that veterinarians globally have access to the latest resources and knowledge in the rapidly-evolving area of reproduction control. It is chaired by Professor Stefano Romagnoli, a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Reproduction (Dipl ECAR) from the University of Padua in Italy and comprises reproduction experts from around the world.
The WSAVA represents more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide through its 114 member associations and works to enhance standards of clinical care for companion animals. Its core activities include the development of WSAVA Global Guidelines in key areas of veterinary practice, including pain management, nutrition and vaccination, together with lobbying on issues affecting companion animal care worldwide. One of the Reproduction Control Committee’s first tasks is the development of a set of WSAVA Global Guidelines in this important area of veterinary medicine.
WSAVA President Dr Siraya Chunekamrai said: “Giving advice on reproduction and carrying out spaying and neutering procedures can form a large part of a general clinician’s work, with many of our members also involved in large-scale spay-neuter programs. Our Reproduction Control Committee is helping them to make science-based choices for the management of reproduction, while safeguarding animal welfare and supporting the human-companion animal bond. We are delighted to welcome Virbac, both as a supporter of the Reproduction Control Committee and as a WSAVA Partner, helping us to deliver our mission to advance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide.”
Sebastien Huron, chief executive officer of Virbac group said: “At Virbac we have the conviction that our pets should no longer be castrated only for convenience reasons. Fifteen years ago, surgery was the most common option to control reproduction. Today, easy to implement and reversible alternatives that preserve the integrity of the body and well-being of our pets exist. It is therefore our duty to inform all veterinarians and dogs and cats owners about the available options, to ensure a sound knowledge and tailor made reproduction control of each pet. We are delighted to be associated with this Reproduction Control Committee and to be a partner of WSAVA, in support of our purpose: Advancing the health of animals with those who care for them so we can all live better together !”