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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

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

Free WAVMA webinar on Diseases of Dolphins.

A free WAVMA WebCEPD webinar. This presentation will cover the pathology of select disease conditions that affect ...


24 Sep - 24 Sep 2014


16th ESVCP Annual Congress - Milan (Italy), October 1-4, . . .

the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Public Health, University of Milan and President ESVCP (European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology), are organizing the "16th Annual ESVCP ...


01 Oct - 04 Oct 2014

3rd EAVLD Congress (European Association of Veterinary . . .

on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee we are proud to announce the next 3rd EAVLD Congress, that will be held in Pisa (Italy) from October 12th to October 15th, 2014.


12 Oct - 15 Oct 2014

Global One Health Challenge

Rabies is preventable and global elimination of this terrifying zoonosis is possible. Veterinary and medical students have an essential future role to play in making this a reality.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Gateway to Animal . . .

On 8 September 2014, the WVA Veterinary Policy Advisor, Dr Zeev Noga participated in the meeting of the FAO Editorial Board of the Gateway to Animal Welfare which took place in Rome.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014

World Rabies Day 2014 - Me and my dog campaign

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) launched a campaign called "me and my dog" to encourage people with dogs to share photos and support canine rabies vaccinations to keep everyone safe.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014

What makes an excellent veterinary school? – You tell us

World Animal Protection are conducting a global survey on standards of excellence in animal welfare for veterinary schools.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014

63rd General Assembly of the International Veterinary . . .

On 7 August 2014, the WVA Councillor for Asia and Oceania, Dr Achariya Sailasuta, participated at the 63rd General Assembly of the IVSA in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014