The WVA Education Portal is now available. To study Veterinary Education from Educators around the world…

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33rd World Veterinary Congress - Incheon, Korea

the 33rd WVC will take place in Incheon, Korea on 27-31 August 2017. For more information regarding abstract submissions and registrations, check the new website:

33rd WVC

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.

Veterinarians care for your pets

Veterinarians look after the health and the happiness of your pets. They not only provide treatments when they are ill, but are also in charge of disease prevention all around the world.


Veterinarians care for livestock health

Veterinarians help farmers to keep livestock healthy and the farming industry strong. They deal with animal diseases in order to prevent them from spreading to humans and to other animals.


Welcome to the WVA Site

René Carlson
The One World-One health concept, animal health, animal welfare and public health.

The WVA is a federation of over 80 veterinary medical associations representing over 500,000 veterinarians across the world on six continents. We work to promote animal health, animal welfare, and public health globally with the understanding that human, animal, and environmental health are intricately interconnected, through food, infectious and zoonotic diseases, research to improve human and animal lives, encroachment on wildlife habitat, and the human-animal bond that has existed throughout time.

The WVA is the internationally recognized voice of global veterinary medicine working with partners around the world, including OIE, WHO, and FAO, to assure improved health and welfare for humans, animals, and the environment we share together.
Thank you for visiting the World Veterinary Association!


Exotic Pets: Update on Common Issues Faced by the Veterinary . . .

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28 Feb - 03 Mar 2017


The Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare

New WVA leaflet on the Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016

WVA Fact Sheet on Owned and Unowned Free-Roaming Dogs

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

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016


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.