About us

Founded in 1961

The European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA) is a non-profit organization focusing on advancing the science and art of anatomy.

It encourages research and publication in the field and maintaining high standards in the teaching of anatomy.

Anatomy is defined in all its aspects – gross, histologic, developmental and biologic as applied to clinical practice, teaching and research, and to expand anatomic knowledge.

Typical membership in the association comprises individuals from various backgrounds who have produced a record of research, clinical practice, clinical research, teaching in colleges and universities from Europe and from across the world, administrative or other experience in the field.

The foundation of EAVA

The foundation of an Association of European Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA) was suggested at the 5th Congress of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists (WAVA) in Vienna on September 4–8, 1961.
The foundation assembly took place on April 6, 1964 in Vienna on the occasion of the 60th meeting of the Anatomical Society. 
According to the organizers, Professor C. BRESSOU (Alfort), Professor H. GRAU (Munich) and Professor J. SCHREIBER (Vienna), the major objectives of the association were:

  • To establish good relationships between veterinary anatomists by 
organizing yearly meetings in alternate places
  • To transfer information about research projects and results by 
presenting reports and lectures
  • To exchange experience concerning teaching methods, 
didactic techniques and curricula
  • To promote the exchange of assistants and publications