FECAVA strives to improve the veterinary care of pets through professional development.

It also provides a voice for companion animal issues at European level and works closely with other European veterinary organisations and stakeholders.

FECAVA is strongly committed to topics such as One Health, animal welfare, the human-animal bond, continuing education, antimicrobial resistance and the availability of medicines.


  • 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.