EVSO Legal Notice

Denomination and Head Office

  • Article 1

The name of the Association is: European Veterinary Society for Osteopathy (EVSO).

  • Article 2

EVSO is a non-profit-making European association (EU and Switzerland) governed by the present statutes and secondarily by Article 60 and subsequent articles of the Swiss Civil Code. It is politically neutral and confessionally independent.

  • Article 3

a. The Head Office of the association is in La Neuveville, Switzerland.
b. The postal address is decided by the Committee.

  • Article 4

The duration of the association is indefinite.

Purpose of the association

  • Article 5

The purpose of the association is to ensure the quality and promotion of Osteopathy and manual medicine in medical veterinary practice.

Members

  • Article 6

a. The following may become members of the association: Veterinary Surgeons who are graduates of European Veterinary Schools or of schools that are recognized in Europe and students of veterinary medicine in European schools who have submitted a written request and been accepted by the Committee.
b. Membership ceases:

  • due to death;

  • by written resignation sent to the Committee at least six months before the end of the financial year;

  • by exclusion pronounced by the Committee, for 'valid motives', with a right of appeal before the General Assembly. The period of appeal is limited to thirty days as from the notification of the Committee's decision;

  • due to non-payment of subscription for more than one year, the year's subscription remaining due.

c. The founder members are those members named in Appendix 1.

Organs and Procedure

  • Article 7

The organs of the association are : The General Assembly, the Committee and the Auditor.

  • Article 8

The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the association. It is the meeting place of all the members of the association and makes the important decisions. In particular, it is competent to modify the statutes; appoint Committee members and the auditor; vote the discharge of the Committee.

  • Article 9

a. The General Assembly takes place at least once a year in ordinary session.
b. An Extraordinary General Assembly may be convened by the Committee or by one fifth of the members of the association.
c. Members are convened by email, or in exceptional circumstances by post, at least 60 days before the date of the General Assembly.
d. Any proposal to be submitted to the General Assembly should be sent to the Committee in writing, or by email with confirmation of receipt, at least 30 days in advance.

e. Members will be informed by email of the agenda of the General Assembly at least 10 days in advance.

f. In exceptional circumstances requiring an urgent decision by the General Assembly electronic voting may be used. Voting must be carried out within 10 days.

  • Article 10

a. All honorary members (EVSO-A), certified members (EVSO-C), and diplomate members (EVSO-D) who have paid their current annual subscription have a vote. Basic members (EVSO-B) (Appendix 2) will receive an invitation to the General Assembly but have no vote.

b. The General Assembly's decisions are taken by simple majority of those present who have a right to vote. In the case of a tied result, the vote of the president or of the vice-president who is standing in for him (in the order specified in Article 12) counts double.

c. Decisions concerning modification of the statutes and/or dissolution of the association are taken according to the following allocation of votes:

  • The Committee's votes represent one third of the total;

  • Founder members (Appendix 1) as well as honorary members (EVSO-A) and graduate members who are not members of the Committee represent one third of the total;

  • EVSO-C members present who are neither members of the Committee nor founder members represent one third of the total;

  • immediately before the vote, each group will appoint a group representative who will be responsible for presenting the result of his group's vote to the Assembly. In the case of a tied vote, the group leader's vote will count double within his group.

d. In case of a dispute affecting the Committee or the continued existence of the EVSO or a modification of its statutes, the founder members will meet to agree on a proposal which will be submitted to the sole vote of certified and/or graduate members. This will be decided by simple majority.

  • Article 11

The Committee is in charge of the administration of the association and is responsible for its assets and projects.

  • Article 12

The Committee is made up of a minimum of 3 members of the association, including a president, a treasurer and a general secretary. In the absence of the president, he will be replaced by the 1st vice-president, who will in turn be replaced by the 2nd vice-president in case of need. The members of the Committee and the two vice-presidents are elected by simple majority of certified and/or graduate members for 2 years, renewable, at an Ordinary General Assembly.

  • Article 13

The Committee has the task:

  • of taking appropriate measures in order to achieve the agreed aims.

  • of convening ordinary and extraordinary General Assemblies.

  • of taking decisions relative to the admission and the resignation of members, and of their possible exclusion.

  • of ensuring the statutes are observed, of drawing up regulations and of administering the assets of the association.

  • Article 14

The association is bound by the signatures of two members of the Committee, of whom one is the president or one of the two vice-presidents, who signs in place of the president. For all financial transactions, the signatures of the treasurer and of the president or the vice-president who is standing in for him (see Article 12) are compulsory.

Various dispositions

  • Article 15

The accounts are managed by the treasurer of the association and verified each year by the auditor appointed by the General Assembly.

  • Article 16

The amount of the annual subscription is fixed by the General Assembly.

  • Article 17

The members of the association are not personally responsible for its debts, which are guaranteed solely by the association's assets.

  • Article 18

In the case of dissolution, the assets of the organisation, once the accounts have been closed, will be given to an organisation with similar objectives or a humanitarian organisation.

The present statutes were adopted by the Constitutive Assembly of 11th May 2012 at Lisses, France.

 

Appendix 1

Founding members

Dr Frédéric Ab-der-Halden

Dr Jean-Jacques Breton

Dr Frank De Craene

Dr Fabrice Fosse

Dr Jean-Marc Hames

Dr Eric Lebas
Dr Alain Lecat

Dr Yoann Le Foll

Dr Jean-Philippe Liot

Dr Isabelle Lussot-Kervern

Dr Sarah Miccichè Walzinger

Dr Jean-Pierre Pallandre
Dr Roberto Ré

Dr Marie-Odile Sautel

Dr Serge Sawaya

Dr Eva Schmidt

Dr Sabine Scholz

Dr Christian Struchen

Dr Dorothea Brigitte Traenckner
Dr Xavier Tricot

Dr Christine Warzecha

 

 

Appendix 2

 

Membership accreditation

 

  • Definition

4 levels of EVSO-members:

  • EVSO-A = EVSO - HonorAry members

  • EVSO-B = EVSO - Basic members

  • EVSO-C = EVSO - Certified members

  • EVSO-D = EVSO - Diploma members

EVSO-A, EVSO-B, EVSO-C, EVSO-D are Vets with a license to practice in their country (with the exception of Vet Students in EVSO-B) and who are in good standing with their respective legislation.

  • EVSO-A

HonorAry members are elected by the General Assembly.

They must have had an important role in the history of Veterinary Osteopathic Medicine,

and/or :

They must show an important commitment in the field of research or political application in order to serve the goals of EVSO.

  • EVSO-A have the right to vote at General Assembly.

  • EVSO-A have their name appear in the EVSO list on the website.

  • EVSO-A have the right to use the name and logo EVSO.

  • EVSO-B :

Basic members must fill out the application form on the EVSO website and pay an annual membership fee of € 50-.

This is the only way for Vet students to become members.

  • EVSO-B have access to the website, members only section. They get members’ preferential rates at EVSO congress.

  • EVSO-B have no right to vote during the General Assembly.

  • EVSO-B do not have the right to have their name on the website.

  • EVSO-B have no right to use the name and logo EVSO.

  • EVSO-C

  • EVSO-C are certified members.

  • EVSO-C have the same rights as EVSO-B.

  • EVSO-C have the right to vote at General Assembly.

  • EVSO-C have their name appear in the EVSO list on the website.

  • EVSO-C have the right to use the name and logo EVSO.

  • EVSO-C must pay an annual membership fee of € 100-.

  • There is a Transitional Period beginning with the date of the creation of EVSO until 31 December 2018.

  • There is a Definitive Period beginning 1 January 2019.

1. EVSO-C IN THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
 

A. Modalities for Vets working in the field of Veterinary Osteopathy for less than 2 years:

  • They must have had 500 hours of training; and present evidence with the name of the training and content.

  • They must pass the Online MCE (Multiple Choice Examination).

  • They must present a case report.

  • They must make a commitment to treat a minimum of 20 cases per month.

B. Modalities for Vets working in the field of Veterinary Osteopathy for between 2-5 years

  • They must have had 300 hours of training, and present evidence with the name of the training and content.

  • They must pass the Online MCE (Multiple Choice Examination).

  • They must present a case report.

  • They must make a commitment to treat a minimum of 20 cases per month.

C. Modalities for Vets working in the field of Veterinary Osteopathy for more than 5 years:

  • They must provide written information about their training in Osteopathy.

  • They must pass the Online MCE (Multiple Choice Examination).

  • They must present a case report.

  • They must make a commitment to treat a minimum of 20 cases per month.

2. EVSO-C IN THE DEFINITIVE PERIOD

A. Modalities for Vets studying Veterinary Osteopathy

  • They must be EVSO-B.

  • They must have had 500 hours / 750 EU (45 min) of continuing education within a minimum of 2 years.

  • They must pass an EVSO MCE (sent by EVSO to the accredited school) in a school accredited by EVSO.

  • They must take an examination / practical evaluation in a school accredited by EVSO, in accordance with the criteria of the school.

B. Modalities for Vets working in the field of Veterinary Osteopathy for more than 8 years

  • They must submit their request in writing to the board of EVSO.

  • They must provide written information about their training in Osteopathy.

  • They must pass the Online MCE (Multiple Choice Examination).

  • They must present two case reports.

  • They must make a commitment to treat a minimum of 20 cases per month.

  • This application will be examined by an organizing committee of the EVSO. This committee will contact the applicant after the assessment.

  • EVSO-D

During the initial phase EVSO-D members may be accepted without examination. The EVSO-D are EVSO-C who have met the following criteria:

  • EVSO-D have at least 10 years experience in Veterinary Osteopathy, and have contributed significantly to the development of the speciality by teaching, research or practice.

  • EVSO-D have advanced training in the speciality and have demonstrated competency through teaching, research or practice in the speciality to which the individual devotes most of his or her professional time.

  • EVSO-D are the authors of significant publications resulting from research or practice in Veterinary Osteopathy.

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