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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Dr. René CARLSON
The new Director General of the OIE presents her New . . .
On 13th January, Dr Monique Eloit, the new OIE's DG presented the guidelines that will drive the work of the OIE during the next five years, within the framework of the Sixth Strategic Plan
End Rabies Now - Rabies Educator Certification program
WVA is a campaign partner to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies by 2030. The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has released a Rabies Educator Certification program for community educators on Rabies
HealthforAnimals final report on Innovation in animal health
WVA contributed to the effort of HealthforAnimals to produce a comprehensive report on "Innovation in animal health"
WORLD VETERINARY DAY AWARD 2016 - 30 April 2016
the WVA and the OIE are organising the WVD Award 2016 to reward the most successful contribution by the veterinary profession on the theme of Continuing Education with a One Health focus
Antimicrobial resistance. Already explained in 1945.
ALEXANDER FLEMING- Penicillin- Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1945