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Hetty van Veers (SDa) receives Royal Dutch Veterinary Association Award

December 15, 2016

Hetty van Beers, Managing Director of the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa), and associate partner of EPRUMA, was recently appointed as merit member by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). The award comes in recognition of her remarkable work with SDa, and her contribution to the KNMvD and the veterinary profession as a whole.

EPRUMA joins the KNMvD in congratulating her for this well-deserved award.

Mrs van Beers graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 1988 and completed her PhD in 1996. Before joining the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority in 2012, she worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, at the Animal Health Service in Deventer, and as a veterinary practitioner.

For further details, see the KNMvD website

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: EPRUMA pledges to promote responsible use

November 18, 2016

Brussels, 18 November 2016: EPRUMA welcomes the 9th edition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to promoting the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics.

Cooperation between EU institutions, national authorities and key stakeholders - working in both human and animal health - is critical to ensure the responsible use of all antibiotics from a truly One-Health approach, and to fight antimicrobial resistance.  On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, EPRUMA reconfirms its firm commitment to promoting the responsible use of veterinary medicines through the collaborative work of its 10 member organisations. This includes facilitating information exchange on best practices, developing best-practice framework documents, and supporting transparency on antibiotic use through surveillance and resistance monitoring.

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Presentations and press release from EPRUMA/Slovak Presidency workshop available

October 13, 2016

EPRUMA/Slovak Presidency workshop on 'Creating a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines'

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Information exchange on best practices, critical to responsible use of veterinary medicines

October 13, 2016

Exchange of information on best practices, critical to ensuring the responsible use of veterinary medicines across the EU

Brussels, 13 October 2016 – EPRUMA and the Slovak Presidency of the EU held a workshop today to create a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in the EU. The event highlighted the need to increase the exchange of information and dialogue on best practices between public authorities and the private sector across the EU.

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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • On European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016)  EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, pledges to

  • EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels

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  • A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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