Free - WVA Virtual Seminar - 29 October 2020

WVA virtual seminar on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Veterinary Profession – Ongoing Assessment.

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WVA Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In March of 2020, the WVA Council adopted the WVA Strategic Planning Working Group’s proposal for the 2020 – 2025 WVA Strategy.

Read more here!

Resources for COVID-19 Information

The WVA is pleased to provide this list of resources compiled from national and international veterinary groups, public health agencies, and intergovernmental organizations.

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WVA created a list of 155 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials, covering a large number of countries, languages, veterinary aspects and animal species.

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WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

The WVA developed the Model Veterinarians’ Oath to be used as a template by veterinary organizations that have not yet developed an oath or by those associations considering revising an existing oath.

Click here to access the WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

Welcome to the WVA Site

Dr. Patricia TURNER
Caring for animals = Caring for our planet
Dr. Patricia TURNER
WVA President

More than ever, during the current global SARS CoV-2 pandemic, it is critical for veterinarians around the world to come together to solve our common One Health challenges, to continue to provide high quality educational opportunities for veterinarians and students, to protect animal welfare, and to support each other. The World Veterinary Association (WVA) is an independent international association representing veterinary professionals working in all fields of practice with all species of animals around the world. The WVA's role is to bring current issues forward to member associations and provide a forum for veterinarians to communicate and achieve consensus on issues that are critical to the profession. I would like to encourage you to reach out and let the WVA know what issues your association is dealing with. Please also consider volunteering some time to provide expert knowledge and support on one of the WVA's Working Groups. Through collaboration we can work towards enhancing the recognition and perceived value of veterinarians around the world!

Dr. Patricia TURNER
WVA President


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Virtual Congress 2021 - Powered by The Webinar Vet

Join thousands of vets, nurses & other members of the veterinary profession at the world's largest online veterinary congress going live on 22nd February 2021!


22 Feb - 28 Feb 2021

Season's Greetings from WVA Council and Secretariat

The WVA appreciates your continuing support and wishes you a safe and healthy holiday season and New Year 2021!

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Thu, 24 Dec 2020

WVA Position on the Global Climate Change Emergency

On 18th December 2020, the WVA Council adopted the WVA position statement on the Global Climate Change Emergency that was prepared by the WVA Specific Focus Group on One Health.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2020

WVA COVID-19 Seminar Post-Event Report

The WVA Virtual Seminar on The Impact of COVID-19 on the Veterinary Profession - Ongoing Assessment took place on October 29, 2020.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2020


Across the world, veterinarians are united in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

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Fri, 20 Nov 2020

WVA Celebrates One Health Day

November 3, 2020 marks the fifth annual One Health Day.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2020


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.


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