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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WVAC 2020 becomes virtual

The virtual WVAC2020 will include over 54 speakers and 100 hours of continuing professional development either live or as recorded lectures.

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WVA created a list of 154 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials, covering a large number of countries, languages, veterinary aspects and animal species.

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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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6th World One Health Congress (WHOC20)

Advancing science to improve health and security


14 Jun - 18 Jun 2020

The World Veterinary Association and AAALAC International . . .

The World Veterinary Association and AAALAC International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining ways the two organisations will work together to promote animal health and welfare.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020

2020 WVA Congress Report

A short report of WVA activities at the 2020 WVA Congress, virtually held April 25th - May 15th, 2020.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2020

WVA Welcomes New Policy Officer, Dr. Samantha Morici

The WVA is proud to announce the onboarding of our new Veterinary Policy Officer, Dr. Samantha Morici.

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Tue, 12 May 2020

2020 WVA Congress Closing Ceremony - COVID-19 Live Panel . . .

The final session of WVAC 2020 will be a COVID-19 panel discussion held on Friday, May 15th, 2020. This session will be free for all veterinarians to attend.

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Fri, 08 May 2020

DareToCare - Animal Welfare Podcast for Veterinary Students

2019 WVA/Ceva Animal Welfare Award recipients join together to create an animal welfare-centric podcast for veterinary students.

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Thu, 07 May 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.