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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World Veterinary Day 2021 - 24th April 2021

The WVA and HealthforAnimals are delighted to announce the 2021 World Veterinary Day theme: Veterinarian response to the Covid-19 crisis

For the competition instructions and application form in English, French and Spanish

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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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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Recommendations for ensuring good welfare of horses used for . . .

A group of veterinary experts drafted recommendations on how to ensure the good welfare of horses kept for the production of biologics and therapeutics.

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Fri, 11 Jun 2021


7th June 2021, Brussels, Belgium: Today, the World Veterinary Association celebrates World Food Safety Day

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Mon, 07 Jun 2021

WVA/EuFMD/HealthforAnimals - Sustainable Business through . . .

The WVA in partnership with EuFMD (FAO unit) and HealthforAnimals are delighted to launch today a new joint project "Sustainable Business through Training for Veterinary ParaProfessionals"

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Thu, 20 May 2021

WVA-HealthforAnimals - Webinar on New Innovation in . . .

Join the WVA and HealthforAnimals webinar on New Innovation in Veterinary Care on 4th June to explore the innovations re-shaping worldwide veterinary care.

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Mon, 17 May 2021

New WVA Position Statements

Please click on the below link to access new WVA position Statements on

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Thu, 13 May 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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