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Veterinary collegiality infographic launched during WSAVA/FECAVA Congress
"We encourage display [of the infographic] in practices or on associations' social media platforms." Shane Ryan, WSAVA.

Practices encouraged to display poster to show support for colleagues.

The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) have published an infographic for veterinary practices based on their ‘Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality’, launched earlier this year.

The infographic was introduced as part of WSAVA/FECAVA 2021 Virtual Congress by FECAVA past president Dr Wolfgang Dohne, who gave an update on the associations' joint collegiality initiative.

He said: “Against a backdrop of high rates of depression, stress and burnout, it is crucial that associations such as FECAVA and WSAVA take a stand to improve collegiality, respect and communication within the veterinary profession.

“We have been delighted at the response to our Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality and hope that our new infographic offers a simple and accessible visualization of the common set of behaviours we expect from all of our colleagues.

“We call on every employer, every team and every individual team member to ask themselves regularly whether they are living up to the pledges we have set out.”

The new infographic and the principles document it references are available to download for free from the WSAVA and FECAVA websites. Both have been translated into multiple languages and the infographic can be customized.

WSAVA past president Shane Ryan added: “We encourage display [of the infographic] in practices or on associations’ media platforms to show support for inclusivity, non-discrimination and respect for all veterinary colleagues worldwide.”

Image (c) WSAVA/FECAVA.

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The webinar takes place on Thursday, 18 March at 10 am and will be repeated at 7 pm for those unable to listen during the day. To book the 10 am webinar, click here, and to register for the 7 pm webinar, click here

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