The 44th Council Meeting of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) agreed to establish a One Health Office in Fukuoka, Japan, to serve as a hub to promote One Health in Japan, Asia, and the World.
The First International Saudi Veterinary Medical Society Conference of last October included a Workshop dedicated to ‘Women’s Empowerment in the Gulf Area: Looking forward to a better future’. Dr Shereen Al-Kazaz, lead this meeting.
At the beginning of 2009, a tender to host the new WVA secretariat was sent to all WVA members. From the proposals received, the WVA Council agreed unanimously that the FVE would host the new secretariat.
Humans, animals and environment
One Planet – One Health
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The WVA is a federation of veterinary associations based on the respect for diversity that makes us stronger. Mutual collaboration and solidarity are our signs of authenticity. And science, education and advocacy are the instruments to achieve our goals.
For a global association like ours, communication is essential. But this communication must be bidirectional, so I want to encourage you, dear guest, to send us your ideas through our contact section or any other way.
Thank you for the time you spend visiting our website, now and in the future.”
Dr. Rafael Laguens, WVA President
WVA Position Statements
20 Jan 2023
Appropriate pain recognition and management is critical for improving the welfare of farmed animals. The WVA calls on its members to advocate for better protections for farmed animal welfare in their country or region.
20 Jan 2023
Humane Care of Animal Used in Biomedical Reserarch
24 Aug 2022
The purpose of an organisation is defined by its Mission, Vision and Goals. To achieve them, there is a need for a coherent set of decisions and actions with common long-term objectives, relevant to the Veterinary Profession worldwide. WVA devises its policies as a projected program comprising desired objectives and the means to achieve them.
14 Apr 2022
Recent events have shown that pandemics, disasters, notifiable disease outbreaks, and other emergencies, which are capable of disrupting supply chains, may require animal depopulation. Planning for situations that necessitate depopulation of animals should be part of disaster preparedness at local, regional, national, and international levels.