National Association of Veterinarians NGO՛s members’ meeting-discussion on the current work under COVID-19 conditions

On October 20-21, a two-day meeting-discussion of veterinarians of the National Association of Veterinarians NGO was held in Syunik Animal Market with the co-initiative of SDA NGO and NAV NGO on the implemented,  ongoing, and planned works to carry out under the pandemic conditions. The meeting was attended by veterinarians, members of the Association, as well as the heads of “Veterinary Service Station” SNCOs of the Artsakh Republic, representatives of the Ministry of Economy of the Artsakh Republic, Deputy Minister of Economy of RA Tigran Gabrielyan, representatives of the Food Safety Inspection Rody of RA leadership Narek Hayrapetyan, Georgi Avetisyan.


On the first day of the meeting, a number of urgent issues of the field were discussed, especially the very important issues related to the qualification of veterinarians and the use of antibiotics, which are also interrelated. During the discussion, it became clear that the solution to the problem of .qualification of veterinarians requires legislative changes, which are currently at the process stage by the relevant departments. Based on the voting the amount and deadlines of membership fees were also unanimously adopted by the NAV NGO’s veterinarian members.

On the second day of the meeting, a video call was held with the management of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), who introduced the NAV NGO’s members who are FVE applicants concurrently, to the staff of the organization, the nature of the work, answered a number of questions, etc. The meeting was carried out by active discussions, followed by some practical presentations to develop specialists’ practical skills.