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…

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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

Congress on Controversies in Bovine Health, Industry & . . .

The BovineC congress is a unique get-together meeting where controversial topics in bovine health, industry and economics will be discussed between veterinaries, scientists and farmers.


25 Feb - 27 Feb 2018


Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv.

Global Seminar on Animal Welfare on One Welfare

The WVA is delighted to invite you to the GSAW to learn and debate with experts about the concept of One Welfare, which aims to improve animal welfare, human wellbeing, and environmental conservation

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018

WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2018 - Teaser video.

The WVA and Ceva Sante Animale are delighted to launch the 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Awards and to invite you to nominate your association champion(s) in Animal Welfare.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018

WVA Declaration of Incheon on the Role of the Veterinary . . .

One of the World Veterinary Congress 2017 outcomes is the VETERINARY VISION 2050 Declaration to emphasize the professional and societal roles of veterinarians in One Health networks

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018

Season's Greetings from WVA Council and Secretariat

The WVA thanks you for your continuing support and wishes you the very best for the holiday season and throughout the new year

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017


Following the successful WVA Animal Welfare Award 2017, the WVA and Ceva Sante Animale are delighted to launch the 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Award.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017


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.