African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN)

The AFSCAN project has been developed by the WSAVA Foundation with the backing of the global animal health company Zoetis, global veterinary equipment company KRUUSE and a Consortium of other supporters. 

African Small Companion Animal Network Its Project Board is chaired by Dr Gabriel Varga, President of the WSAVA Foundation and Director at Zoetis and includes Professor Michael Day (University of Bristol, UK, and WSAVA Foundation); Dr Theo Kanellos (Zoetis); Dr Remo Lobetti (referral practitioner, South Africa) and Dr Alex Thiermann (OIE). 

Other supporters and sponsors of AFSCAN include the OIE, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), veterinary digital content provider Vetstream; veterinary charity Worldwide Veterinary Service and its Mission Rabies Project; healthcare advertising agency Circa Health; the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice; BSAVA; The Petplan Charitable Trust and the WSAVA Foundation.


Emeritus Professor Michael J Day (center) with members of the AFSCAN Surveillance Project team (left to right): Dr Tayebwa Dickson from Uganda, Dr Ortwin Aschenborn from Namibia, Dr Foluke Adedayo Akande from Nigeria, Dr Sherry Johnson from Ghana, Dr Jaha; Bildquelle: WSAVA

AFSCAN Launches Pan-African Infectious Disease Surveillance Program

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a project of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA’s) charitable Foundation, has launched a major new pan-African infectious disease surveillance program
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Dr Susan Kuria

AFSCAN Announces 2019 AFSCAN-BSAVA and AFSCAN-VMX Scholarships

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a project supported by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA) Charitable Foundation (WSAVAF), has announced the recipients of the 2019 AFSCAN-BSAVA and AFSCAN-VMX Scholarships
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Veterinary student Lois Sanni

AFSCAN Announces 2017 Research and Studentship Awards

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a project supported by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA) Charitable Foundation, has announced the recipients of the 2017 AFSCAN Research and Studentship Awards
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Michael Topper

New Board Members Appointed to WSAVA Foundation

The Charitable Foundation of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has appointed four new Board Members as it prepares to ramp up activity and increase the geographical spread of its initiatives
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Dr Anselm Voigts, AFSCAN Ambassador, Namibia; Dr Olatunji Nasir, AFSCAN Ambassador, Nigeria, Professor Amandus Muhairwa, AFSCAN Ambassador, Tanzania; Bildquelle: AFSCAN

AFSCAN Announces New Initiatives for 2017

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) announced two new initiatives for 2017 as part of its work to drive up standards of veterinary care for companion animals in Africa
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