Affiliated Societies

European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM)

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The European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) strives to provide animal owners and their veterinarians with access to veterinarians specialised in animal welfare and behavioural medicine through qualified European Specialists. The College comprises two sub-specialities, namely, Animal Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law in all animal species as well as Behavioural Medicine in companion animals. Diplomates have undergone extensive, well-defined training over many years within the fields of animal welfare and behavioural medicine prior to becoming an ECAWBM Diplomate. This assures high-quality service is provided to the general pet owning public as well as to the referring veterinarians. The College encourages evidence-based veterinary research to support these two specialities, and papers reflecting a serious consideration of the applied and practical aspects of relevant ethics and law.

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

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FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, represents common interests in the furtherance of all aspects of laboratory animal science (LAS) in Europe and beyond. FELASA puts the three Rs of laboratory animal science, 'Replacement, Reduction and Refinement', at centre stage. FELASA advocates for responsible scientific conduct with animals in the life sciences, with a particular emphasis on ensuring animal welfare. You can follow FELASA’s activities and working group recommendations at

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

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WAZA promotes cooperation between progressive zoos, aquariums, and national and regional associations, as well as with leading wildlife experts, academies, universities, and like-minded organizations. WAZA provides support for species‑conservation management, community conservation, animal welfare, and the care of animals in human care, while encouraging the highest standards in member institutions. WAZA has formed partnerships with leading international conservation organizations, committing its members to tackling global issues such as the illegal wildlife trade, coral‑reef restoration, marine litter, sustainable palm oil, and climate change. Started in 1935, WAZA comprises over 400 organizational and individual members around the world, and this number continues to grow.

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