The European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging is an independent European organisation, established on September 6th 1992, in Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland, as a continuation of the former European Veterinary Radiology Association (EVRA) and the British Veterinary Radiology Association (B.V.R.A.).
The Association is a non-profit making organisation and does not pursue commercial interests.
The Association has it roots in the British Veterinary Radiology Association (BVRA), which was founded in the 1960s to promote the study and development of veterinary radiology. In 1991, this group became the European Veterinary Radiology Association (EVRA) in recognition of the increasing continental involvement, and at the first annual general meeting in Switzerland in 1992, the name was changed to the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (EAVDI). It is now a truly international association, and encompasses all aspects of diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, computerised x-ray tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine.
UK & Eire Division Meetings
The UK & Eire Division of EAVDI usually meets three times a year at locations in the UK. These meetings provide both CPD material (e.g. review papers from Diplomates in imaging), and presentation of original research. Traditionally, day meetings are held in the Pre-BSAVA Congress satellite session and in the early summer, with a weekend meeting in the autumn. As well as providing a high quality scientific programme, the weekend meeting is noted as a very enjoyable social event.
The Division is affiliated to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Under the regulations for the Diploma of Veterinary Radiology, it is responsible for courses in radiographic physics for candidates sitting the Certificate examination. All candidates for these examinations are advised to join EAVDI.
As the membership list includes most of the specialists in veterinary diagnostic imaging in Europe, one of EAVDI's most important roles is to act as a forum where their knowledge and experience can be shared and discussed. A Congress of the entire European Association is held every year. Recent venues have included Switzerland, Sardinia, Berlin, Cambridge and Stockholm. These have been distinguished by the excellence of the presentations, and give the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of colleagues from all over Europe in interesting surroundings. Members who give a presentation at the annual congress may make an application for a travel grant. All members of EAVDI are automatically members of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA), which also organises an international conference every three years.