World Veterinary Association Congress 2019

The World Veterinary Association Congress 2019 will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica on 27-30 April 2019 - Save the date

For more information and registration

Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2018

MSD Animal Health and WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2018 is now launched. Grants of 5,000US$ available for 41Veterinary Students from Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia/Oceania

For the announcement and application form (avilable also in French and Spanish)

WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2019

World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale recognize veterinarians and veterinary students for their exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare.

For more information and application forms

Animal Health Matters

Animal Health Matters is a new online resource aims to educate and build greater awareness of the most pressing issues in animal and human health.

To learn more about why animal health matters, or to sign up to the new monthly newsletter

WVA Strategy 2015 – 2018

The WVA Council through its Working Groups continues to work and to develop further the WVA Strategic Plan that was adopted in March 2015. Click HERE for the Updated WVA Strategy 2015-2018.

Updated WVA Strategy 2015-2018.

Welcome to the WVA Site

S.M. Johnson CHIANG
Caring for animals = Caring for our planet
Dr. S.M. Johnson CHIANG

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) is the world’s largest family of veterinarians, as well as the common voice for them all. Representing more than 500,000 veterinarians through 95 veterinary member associations on six continents, the WVA unites the veterinary profession at a global level. The WVA supports the work of veterinarians in diverse areas of medicine, research, practice, and outreach and is guided by its belief in One Health, which recognizes that humans and animals share the natural environment and create harmony with and for each other. The WVA envisions that collaboration between the veterinary profession and other professions can ensure that humans, animals, and the environment prosper together.
Thank you for visiting the website of the WVA!

Dr. S.M. Johnson CHIANG


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The WVA President Dr. Johnson Chiang attended the . . .

The 70th-anniversary ceremony of Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) was held at Palace Hotel Tokyo on November 30th, 2018

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018

2019 WVA Animal Welfare Awards - Final chance to nominate.

Deadline for application submission is 30th November 2018

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018

3 New WVA Position Statements on CEPD, Vaccination programs . . .

On 13th November 2018, the WVA Council adopted three new position statements on:

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Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Memorial - Nivaldo da Silva, Executive Secretary General of . . .

It is with deep sorrow and immense sadness that the WVA communicates the untimely passing of Professor Dr Nivaldo da Silva, Executive Secretary General of CFMV Brazil on 20th November 2018.

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Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Summary of the results of the WVA/OIE Survey on Actions to . . .

To mark the World Antibiotic Awareness Week that took place on 12-18th November worldwide, the WVA and OIE published a summary of the results of the WVA/OIE Survey

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Mon, 19 Nov 2018


WVA Policy Statements

WVA devises its policies as a projected program comprising desired objectives and the means to achieve them.

WVA Position Statement on Animal Vaccination for Advancing . . .

Animal Vaccination for Advancing Animal and Human Health

Rabies is 100% preventable, but remains a daily threat to millions around the world.

It doesn’t have to be this way.