The WVA is a federation of over 80 veterinary medical associations representing over 500,000 veterinarians across the world on six continents. We work to promote animal health, animal welfare, and public health globally with the understanding that human, animal, and environmental health are intricately interconnected, through food, infectious and zoonotic diseases, research to improve human and animal lives, encroachment on wildlife habitat, and the human-animal bond that has existed throughout time.
The WVA is the internationally recognized voice of global veterinary medicine working with partners around the world, including OIE, WHO, and FAO, to assure improved health and welfare for humans, animals, and the environment we share together.
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Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2017
On 5th April 2017, a WVA delegation attend the Ceva 2017 Animal Welfare Award Ceremony that was held in Birmingham, UK.
World Veterinary Day 2017 Award - Apply Now
The World Veterinary Day 2017 Award will be given to the veterinary association who will best promote the theme “Antimicrobial resistance - from awareness to action”.
WVA Factsheets on the welfare of working equids and food . . .
The WVA Working Group on Animal Welfare is preparing a number of factsheets aiming to provide a short and concise document in easy language about a specific global Animal Welfare issues