The WVA is delighted to launch the World Veterinary Day Award 2014. This year's theme is Animal Welfare. Learn more about it our library section


Global Webinar on Animal Welfare

On 29th April 2014, in the occasion of the World Veterinary Day, the WVA and EC will hold a Global Webinar on Animal Welfare. More details in the WVA website.



The WVD 2014 will be celebrated this year on Saturday, 26 April 2014 with numerous events around the world. Please check our website to learn more about the events planned for the WVD 2014.


Veterinarians care for animal welfare

Along with animal health, animal welfare is a core competence of veterinarians. Veterinarians raise awareness and promote the protection of animals.


Welcome to the WVA Site

Faouzi Kechrid
The One World-One health concept, animal health, animal welfare and public health.
Faouzi Kechrid

The WVA is a federation of over 80 national veterinary medical associations throughout the World. We also have regional, specialist, and observer veterinary association members.

The WVA is the internationally recognized representative of global veterinary medicine. It was founded in 1863 in Hamburg, Germany, but was completely reorganized in 1997. The WVA has collaborative agreements with the OIE, FAO and WHO.

Important is the World Veterinary Congress [WVC] every two years. In 2013 WVA will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a WVC in Prague, Czech Republic.

For one profession, one vision and one voice,

Faouzi Kechrid

WAVMA Free Webinar: "Issues Facing Fish & Aquatic . . .

in Celebration of World Veterinary Day & the Beginnings of a Global Dialogue


26 Apr - 26 Apr 2014

International Conference on One Medicine One Science . . .

The iCOMOS is an international conference hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.


27 Apr - 30 Apr 2014


The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis


WSPA Consultation on Global Standards of Animal Welfare in . . .

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is launching a global survey on suitable standards of excellence in applying animal welfare principles in vet schools, with support of the WVA.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014

GARC - Global Rabies Elimination – Making the Case

On 1-3rd April 2014, WVA’s Veterinary Policy Officer, Dr. Zeev Noga participated in the annual meeting of the Partners for Rabies Prevention (PRP) in Wolfsberg, Switzerland.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014

WVA and WSAVA signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On 4th April 2014, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) signed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Global Webinar on Animal Welfare - Registration open now

On 29th April 2014, in the occasion of the World Veterinary Day, the WVA and EC will hold a Global Webinar on Animal Welfare.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014

WVA Position Papers on One Health Concept and Animal Welfare . . .

On 20 March 2014, the WVA Council adopted the WVA position papers on One Health Concept and the Role of the Veterinarian in Animal Welfare.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014

WVA Position on the Role of the Veterinarian in Animal . . .

It is widely acknowledged that animal welfare science is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of endeavour. Its application includes scientific ...

WVA Position on One Health Concept

The One Health Concept is a widely discussed worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications to improve all ...