World Veterinary Association Congress 2020

The World Veterinary Association Congress 2020 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand on 6-8 April 2020 - Save the date

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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

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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New WVA Position Statement on Food Security and Nutrition

On 27th April 2019, the WVA Council adopted the WVA position statement on Food Security and Nutrition that was prepared by the WVA Policy Committee.

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Tue, 21 May 2019

WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath

On 27th April 2019, the WVA Council adopted the WVA Model Veterinarians’ Oath.

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Wed, 15 May 2019

Memorial video for WVA Immediate Past President – Dr René . . .

A short inspiring video of an outstanding veterinarian and a leader that was dedicated to improve the health and welfare of animals and people around the world.

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Wed, 15 May 2019

Global Animal Welfare Awards highlight the special role . . .

On 29th April 2019, the WVA and Ceva Sante Animale rewarded 6 veterinarians and one veterinary student to promote ever better international standards of animal welfare.

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Wed, 01 May 2019

Press Release - Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2018 . . .

During the opening ceremony of the 35th World Veterinary Congress held in San Josè, Costa RIca, the WVA and MSD Animal Health announced the results of the 3nd Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

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Mon, 29 Apr 2019


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.