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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AVMA wins World Veterinary Day Award 2021 recognizing the . . .

The World Veterinary Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April to recognize the work of veterinarians around the world and their contributions to improving animal health and welfare

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Fri, 30 Jul 2021

OIE and WVA Joint Statement - Countries must prioritise . . .

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) unite in encouraging countries to prioritise COVID-19 vaccination access for veterinary professionals.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2021

WVA Virtual Webinar on Food Security - Report

Please find attached the report of the WVA Virtual Seminar on Food Security that took place on 29th April 2021. The report includes links to the webinar recording and presentations.

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021

Job vacancy - Junior Policy Officer

The WVA is looking for a Junior Policy Officer to join the WVA and support the work of the association promoting the veterinary profession around the world.

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Tue, 22 Jun 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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