WSAVA Foundation Launches 'African Small Companion Animal Network'

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Foundation, which funds improvements in the veterinary care of companion animals worldwide through science and education, has unveiled a ground-breaking scheme to advance standards of veterinary care across Africa.

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) aims to facilitate the creation of a sustainable network of companion animal veterinarians, associations and specialist groups in Sub-Saharan Africa in order that they go on to form new small animal veterinary associations (SAVAs) across the continent. It is the creation of these veterinary associations leading, as they do, to enhancements in collaboration, training and best practice sharing, which have proved pivotal in driving enhancements in overall standards of veterinary care in other regions of the world, notably Eastern Europe.

For more information please refer to the AFSCAN press release on the WSAVA website or download a short introduction or the AFSCAN Bulletin.