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Veterinarians care for your pets

Veterinarians look after the health and the happiness of your pets. They not only provide treatments when they are ill, but are also in charge of disease prevention all around the world.


Veterinarians care for livestock health

Veterinarians help farmers to keep livestock healthy and the farming industry strong. They deal with animal diseases in order to prevent them from spreading to humans and to other animals.


Veterinarians care for food safety

Veterinarians ensure that animal products such as - meat, fish, dairy and eggs - come from healthy animals, are disease-free, and therefore safe for human consumption.


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

René Carlson
The One World-One health concept, animal health, animal welfare and public health.

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.
Thank you for visiting the World Veterinary Association!


Special Continuing Education Conference and Road Biking . . .

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26 Jan - 31 Jan 2016


WVA supports the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 16 -22 . . .

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to encourage best practices to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015

New WVA Councillor for Latin America Region

Dr Joe Alejandra Vargas Blanco replaced Dr Guilherme Costa as the WVA Councillor for Latin America Region.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015

WVA is now partner of END RABIES NOW campaign.

WVA joined a global campaign to End Rabies Now which is a serious campaign that focuses on the positive stories and progress communities are making to end human deaths from rabies.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015


Please find attached the report of the WVA 3rd Summit that was held on 15 September 2015 that includes also the links to the Summit presentations.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015

Invitation video for the 33rd World Veterinary Congress

Click on the following link to see the invitation video for the 33rd World Veterinary Congress that will take place in Incheon, Korea on 27-31 August 2017. Hope to see you in Korea in 2017.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015


WVA Policy Statements

WVA devises its policies as a projected program comprising desired objectives and the means to achieve them.

Rabies is 100% preventable, but remains a daily threat to millions around the world.

It doesn’t have to be this way.