37th World Veterinary Association Congress

The WVA is delighted to announce that the 37th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2022) will take place in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on 29 – 31 March 2022.

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5th WVA/MSD Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

80 scholarships of US$ 2,500 to be granted to selected students from countries in the regions of Latin America, Africa, North Africa/Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

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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.

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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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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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WVA acknowledges Reptile Awareness Day

Today, the WVA would like to acknowledge Reptile Awareness Day. Veterinarians play a key role in educating pet owners and the public on the welfare needs of reptiles and the challenges of keeping them

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Results MSD Animal Health / WVA 2021 Veterinary Student . . .

In the 5th year of the MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, more scholarships than ever were made available to aid veterinary students around the world.

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Tue, 05 Oct 2021

The WVA Celebrates World Animal Day 2021

The WVA calls on veterinarians around the world to unite in the celebration of World Animal Day 2021, emphasizing the importance of caring for the health and welfare of all animals.

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Mon, 04 Oct 2021

New WVA Policy Officer

The WVA welcomes a new Policy Officer, Emma van Rooijen

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Fri, 01 Oct 2021

World Rabies Day 2021 - WVA/WMA Joint Press Release

Rabies, a serious One Health problem says veterinarians and physicians

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Tue, 28 Sep 2021


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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