The World Veterinary Association strongly objects to international control of ketamine, as this could lead to ketamine being no longer available to veterinary and medical practitioners for clinical use.
WVA honours Japanese veterinarian with special “One Health” award as forerunner to new Global Veterinary Awards
The President of the World Veterinary Association (WVA), Dr. Rafael Laguens today presented Dr. Kurauchi with an honorary prize to recognise his personal efforts and that of the Fukuoka Prefecture to bring real meaning to the concept of One Health.
WVA and the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for selecfion for the final program at the 39th World Veterinary Associafion Congress! Submissions must be made via the online portal.
On 9th June 2023, the New South Wales Parliament established an inquiry into the veterinary workforce shortage in this Australian state to investigate workforce shortages across all aspects of veterinary practice, including small and large animal practice, government, academia, research, industry and pathology.
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
25 Aug 2023
The World Veterinary Association (WVA) strongly objects to international control of ketamine, as this could lead to ketamine being no longer available to veterinary and medical practitioners for clinical use..
20 Jul 2023
The World Veterinary Association (WVA) supports the view that dog-mediated rabies is an entirely preventable disease and that veterinarians have a key role to play in eliminating this risk to human health, and animal health and welfare.
15 Mar 2023
WVA recognizes that the One Health concep should be present in veterinary education. WVA encourages veterinary schools to conduct a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with a One Health mind-set throughout the curriculum.
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.