The WVAC2018 is approaching fast.

The WVA is looking very much forward to welcoming you in Barcelona on 5th to 8th May 2018 for a great veterinary continuing education experience.

Click here for the WVAC2018 Scientific Program and more…

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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34th World Veterinary Association Congress

The World Veterinary Association Congress will take place for the 34th time in the wonderful city of Barcelona this spring under the Honorary Presidency of the Spanish Royal Family.


05 May - 08 May 2018


CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona

3rd World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association Conference . . .

An opportunity for regional and global aquatic veterinarians and students to interact with the influential leaders and contribute to the future directions in Aquatic Veterinary Medicine.


18 May - 22 May 2018

World Veterinary Day 2018 - Celebrating the Veterinary . . .

On Saturday, 28th April 2018, the global veterinary community celebrates the World Veterinary Day to highlight the important contribution of the veterinary profession to benefit animals and society.

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018

WVA/WAVMA Revised Policy position on Accountability for . . .

On 10th April 2018, the WVA adopted the revised WVA/WAVMA Position on Accountability for Aquatic Medicine

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018

WVA Factsheet on Donkey Skin Trade and Donkey Welfare

The WVA Working Group on Animal Welfare is preparing a number of factsheets aiming to provide a short and concise document in easy language about a specific global Animal Welfare issues

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018

WVA calls for letters of interest from professional . . .

Since the agreement between WVA and the organasation that currently provides secretarial services to WVA is due to expire on 31st December 2019

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018


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.