EAVA - European Association of Veterinary Anatomists

The foundation of an 'Association of European Veterinary Anatomists' (EAVA) was suggested at the 5th Congress of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists (WAVA) in Vienna on September 4 - 8, 1961. The foundation assembly took place on April 6, 1964 in Vienna on the occasion of the 60th meeting of the Anatomical Society.

According to the organizers, Professor C. BRESSOU (Alfort), Professor H. GRAU (Munich) and Professor J. SCHREIBER (Vienna), the major objectives of the association were:

  • To establish good relationships between veterinary anatomists by
    organizing yearly meetings in alternate places.

  • To transfer information about research projects and results by
    presenting reports and lectures.

  • To exchange experience concerning teaching methods,
    didactic techniques and curricula.

  • To promote the exchange of assistants and publications.

The number of members of the EAVA has increased steadily from 85 in 1966 to 289 in 2004. This membership comprises scientists from 31 European and 13 extra-European countries.

In the beginning, the meetings of the EAVA took place every year, sometimes on the occasion of other congresses when the present members organized extraordinary general assemblies. Since 1980 meetings were held every two years.

Source: http://www.eava.eu 1 (11.06.2015)


WAHVM - World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine

The World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1969. Since then, the Association’s objectives have been to bring together people with an interest in the history of veterinary medicine, to encourage research in the field of veterinary history, to promote and coordinate such research and education, and to exchange and disseminate information on the history of veterinary medicine throughout the world by providing a common forum for National Societies for the History of Veterinary Medicine and all other interested individuals and organizations. Every two years, members of the WAHVM meet for a Congress at which we present our research, exchange ideas, and socialize.

The Association has 1100 members from 43 nations, with our activities coordinated by the Officers and Board (which represent 14 of those nations) and aided by a Liaison Committee.

Source: http://wahvm.org/welcome/ 2 (11.06.2015)