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FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office

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.

Workshop: Women’s Empowerment in Gulf Area – Looking forward to a better future

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.

Introducing the New WVA Secretariat!

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

I want to welcome you to access the World Veterinary Association website. In it, we want to show who we are and what we do to be the voice of the global veterinary medicine. We want to be recognized, respected and trusted to influence worldwide in our task to improve animal health, animal welfare, public health and the environment, in short, for the good of humanity, animals and our planet.

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


Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

20 Jan 2023

WVA Position Statement on Pain Management in Farmed Animals

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.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

20 Jan 2023

WVA Position Statement on the Humane Care of Animals in Biomedical Research

Humane Care of Animal Used in Biomedical Reserarch

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General General

24 Aug 2022

WVA Policy Statements

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.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

14 Apr 2022

WVA Position Statement on Depopulation of Animals in Disasters and Emergencies

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.

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Upcoming events


38th World Veterinary Association Congress 2023

Join us for the 38th WVA Congress that will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on April 26-29, 2023

26 Apr – 29 Apr 2023

Taipei, Taiwan