Free - WVA Virtual Seminar - 29 October 2020

WVA virtual seminar on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Veterinary Profession – Ongoing Assessment.

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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.

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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WVA created a list of 155 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials, covering a large number of countries, languages, veterinary aspects and animal species.

Click here to access the list

WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

The WVA developed the Model Veterinarians’ Oath to be used as a template by veterinary organizations that have not yet developed an oath or by those associations considering revising an existing oath.

Click here to access the WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

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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RSM Webinar - SARS CoV2: Emergence to Impact - Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part webinar series hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine on SARS-CoV2.


06 Nov - 06 Nov 2020



Global Animal Welfare Awards 2020 - 29th October 2020

The WVA and Ceva Animal Health are delighted to invite you to attend the 2020 Global Animal Welfare Awards Ceremony that will take place during the WVA Virtual Seminar on the Impact of the COVID-19

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020

2020-2022 WVA Committees and Strategic Focus Groups (SFGs)

The WVA is proud to announce the members of the WVA Committees and Strategic Focus Groups (SFGs) for the 2020-2022 term.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2020

WVA Celebrates World Animal Day 2020

Each year on October 4th, the global veterinary community unites in observance of World Animal Day.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2020

SAVE THE DATE - WVA Virtual Seminar - 29 October

WVA virtual seminar on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Veterinary Profession – Ongoing Assessment - 29th October 2020 at 3-5pm CET.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020


Learning from COVID-19, Implementing One Health Approach to Eliminate Rabies

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Mon, 28 Sep 2020


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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