Asia Oceania Veterinary Group       

About AOVG

The Asia Oceania Veterinary group first met on 3rd November 2011 as guests of the Singapore Veterinary Association. The purpose of the meeting was to promote co-operation, collaboration & professional collegiality amongst regional veterinary associations.

The meeting was attended by the presidents or representatives of :
  • Singapore Veterinary Association
  • Indonesia Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Association of Malaysia
  • Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Vietnam Veterinary Association
  • Vietnam Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Hong Kong Veterinary Association
  • China Veterinary Medical Association / China Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority-Singapore

The second AOVG meeting was hosted by the Thai Veterinary Medical Association at the International Conference on Veterinary Science in Bangkok, 2nd March 2012.

In addition to representatives from the Singapore meeting, four new associations joined the group:
  • Thai Veterinary Medical Association
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Veterinary Practitioners Association of Thailand
  • Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations
The group discussed it's function in relationship to existing regional veterinary associations, and stressed it's role as a non-political, co-operative & informal group. In addition the group committed to act as a repository for information on regional Continuing Education (CE) events, to share CE resources, and to promote reciprocity amongst Asia-Oceania veterinary associations.

The third AOVG meeting was held 24 June 2012 subsequent to the WSAVA sponsored CE program on Orthopaedics at Nong Lam University in HCMC. AOVG was kindly hosted by the Vietnam Veterinary Association & the Vietnamese Small Animal Veterinary Association.

There were four new associations / groups at the meeting:
  • Philippine Animal Hospital Association (PAHA)
  • Nong Lam University Vietnam (NLU)
  • University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPhil)
  • World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Discussion was wide-ranging, but the attendees again stressed that AOVG was non-political, informal group. The meeting decided to develop 3 areas -
  1. Veterinary practitioner internships, where private veterinarians could experience practice in neighboring countries;
  2. Promote both VeV and regional CE co-operation. Regional associations will be contacted to provide potential speaker lists and also topics of primary importance to their members & their country's veterinary community (both large & small animal);
  3. Continue to push for reciprocity amongst Asia-Oceania veterinary associations.

The fourth AOVG meeting was held 6th January 2013 at the 17th FAVA Congress at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. The Taiwanese Veterinary Medical Association were the very generous hosts of the meeting.

There were four new associations / groups at the meeting:
  • Nepal Veterinary Medical Association (NVA)
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia
  • Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) Indonesia
  • Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
Details of the meeting to follow.

1st AOVG meeting Singapore

AOVG Singapore Nov 2011

Dr. Barry Smyth (AVA); Dr. Wong Hon Mun (AVA-S); Dr. Tom Mangan (HKVA); Dr. Gopinathan Gangadharan (MSAVA); Dr. Thi Cam Van Trinh (VSAVA); Dr. Shane Ryan (SVA); Dr. Huynh Thi Thanh Ngoc (VVA/VSAVA); Dr. Kamarudin (VAM); Dr. Geoffrey Chen (ShSAVA/CSAVA); Dr. Wiwiek Bagja (IVMA); Dr. Dondin Sajuthi (IVMA)

2nd AOVG meeting Bangkok


Dr. Geoffrey Chen (ShSAVA/CSAVA); Dr. Tom Mangan (HKVA); Prof. Bashir Ahmad Fateh Mohamed (UPM); Dr. Huynh Thi Thanh Ngoc (VVA/VSAVA); Dr. Shane Ryan (SVA); Dr. Achariya Sailasuta (TVMA); Dr. Maturawan Tunhikorn (VPAT); Dr. Ong-orn Prasarnphanich (TVMA/WSPA)

3rd AOVG meeting Ho Chi Minh City


Standing: Dr. Amelia Eleosida (PAHA); Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan (NLU-V); Dr. Le Quang Thong (NLU-V); Dr. Huynh Thi Thanh Ngoc (VSAVA); Dr. Suppawiwat Ponglowhapan (VPAT); Dr. Karlo Romano B. Gicana (U. Philippines Los Banos); Dr. Ong-orn Prasarnphanich (TVMA/WSPA): Dr. Clement Anthony (MSAVA); Dr. Maturawan Tunhikorn (VPAT);
Seated: Dr. Dau Ngoc Hao (VVA); Dr. Dao Trong Dat (VVA); Dr. Tran Dinh Tu (VVA); Dr. Shane Ryan (SVA / FAVA); Dr. Thi Cam Van Trinh (VSAVA)

4th AOVG meeting Taipei


Standing: Dr. Sital Kaji Shrestha (NVA); Dr. Ben Gardiner (AVA); Dr. Eduardo Torres (PVMA/ UPhil Los Banos); Dr. Bimal Kumar Nirmal (NVA); Dr. Bambang Pontjo Priosoeryanto (IVMA): Dr. Charles Chen (AiCVD); Dr. Vincent Ng In Hooi (VAM);
Seated: Dr. Mark Lawrie (AVA); Dr. Huynh Thi Thanh Ngoc (VSAVA / VVA); Dr. Tom Mangan (HKVA); Dr. Shane Ryan (SVA / FAVA); Dr. Puji Astuti (Universitas Gadjah Mada); Prof. Dondin Sajuthi (IVMA / Bogor)