SAVAB-Flanders (Small Animal Veterinary Association Belgium) was born in 1987 as a scientific group. 2010 was a major bending moment in the existence of SAVAB-Flanders. SAVAB-Flanders went independent again and returned to its core business: scientific activities for small animal practitioners, where colleagues can join, meet, share and exchange knowledge.

The annual SAVAB-Flanders conference remains the mile stone of the year. As usual one topic is elaborated in detail over two days with a limited number of well known speakers. Since a few years, we offer the possibility to a partner to organise a pre-congress. We also started a nurses/technicians program during one day, together with the vet congress.

In the margin of the conference an award is yearly attributed to veterinarian who has distinguished himself within the veterinary-science world.

Beside this conference SAVAB-Flanders also organizes the "Spring meeting" and "Work in Progress". Spring meetings are held in spring and highlights one "hot" item, while at "Work in Progress" young colleagues working on a PhD keep us -vets in the line of fire- up-to-date about scientific research and how that helps us in practice.

SAVAB-Flanders also develops a close collaboration with the scientific groups which unite a common interest in a specific part of small animal veterinary medicine. It also looks for collaboration with regional veterinary groups. Through the membership of FECAVA and WSAVA SAVAB-Flanders maintains a close bond with the veterinary activity worldwide.

All members have free access to Vetstream Canis, Felis, Lapis and Exotis. Many other services are available through SAVAB-Flanders: client brochures, health booklets,.... Members are kept updated on all useful information regarding small animal veterinary business through regular newsletters, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and through the website.


The SAVAB-Flanders board


Johan Nackaerts, President  
Steven De Smedt, Vice-President Ann Criel, Vice-President
An Seuntjens, Treasurer Bob Proesmans, Secretary
Sophie Odent Marc Vangheluwe
Béatrice De Smet Els Van Haver
Marie-Laure Kerschot Louise Mollaert