AVC

Association of Veterinary Consultants

La Maison des Vétérinaires
10 place Léon Blum
75011 Paris, France

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support | animal health | harmonisation of standards | safety

The Association of Veterinary Consultants, the association of completely independent, self employed veterinary specialists

We aim at pushing veterinary support and science in the animal health and food sector by supporting global harmonisation of standards for animal health and animal derived products, assuring animal, user and environmental safety and other ethical principles as defined in the AVC - Code of Practice.


AVC is an interested party at the following organisations:



AVC representative change

Many thanks to Dr Bill Vandaele for attending EFSA Bee Health Meetings as the selected AVC Bee Expert until October 2019, & for his continued support to AVC & Dr Rudi Scherkl, who will act as AVC representative in future EC/EFSA Bee Health Meetings.

Press Release – Successful AVC Virtual General Assembly October 15th 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic precluded a face to face General Assembly of the AVC and the event was held virtually. Dr. Dr Alessandro Agostini and Dr Bill Vandaele presented a tribute to the life and work of Dr Christian Folkers, a founder of the AVC who passed away recently. During the assembly members discussed reports from the various working groups and European regulatory changes.

The AVC confirmed the new Board members, with Dr Elinor McCartney assuming the role of Senior Vice President  and Dr Alessandro Agostini stepping down from the Board on completion of his term as Senior Vice President. Dr Howard Dobson takes on the role of President.  

AVC Board 2021-2022:

Senior Vice President – Dr Elinor McCartney

President – Dr Howard Dobson

Junior Vice President – Vacant

Secretary – Dr Birgit Roser

Treasurer – Dr Rimma Ishimbaeva Ivanov

The 2022 General Assembly will, COVID-19 permitting, be a face to face meeting with an associated scientific symposium, in Toronto Canada.