37th World Veterinary Association Congress

The WVA is delighted to announce that the 37th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2022) will take place in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on 29 – 31 March 2022.

For more information

5th WVA/MSD Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

80 scholarships of US$ 2,500 to be granted to selected students from countries in the regions of Latin America, Africa, North Africa/Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

Learn more...

WVA Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In March of 2020, the WVA Council adopted the WVA Strategic Planning Working Group’s proposal for the 2020 – 2025 WVA Strategy.

Read more here!

Resources for COVID-19 Information

The WVA is pleased to provide this list of resources compiled from national and international veterinary groups, public health agencies, and intergovernmental organizations.

Learn more...

Welcome to the WVA Site

Dr. Patricia TURNER
Caring for animals = Caring for our planet
Dr. Patricia TURNER
WVA President

More than ever, during the current global SARS CoV-2 pandemic, it is critical for veterinarians around the world to come together to solve our common One Health challenges, to continue to provide high quality educational opportunities for veterinarians and students, to protect animal welfare, and to support each other. The World Veterinary Association (WVA) is an independent international association representing veterinary professionals working in all fields of practice with all species of animals around the world. The WVA's role is to bring current issues forward to member associations and provide a forum for veterinarians to communicate and achieve consensus on issues that are critical to the profession. I would like to encourage you to reach out and let the WVA know what issues your association is dealing with. Please also consider volunteering some time to provide expert knowledge and support on one of the WVA's Working Groups. Through collaboration we can work towards enhancing the recognition and perceived value of veterinarians around the world!

Dr. Patricia TURNER
WVA President


view larger format

Middle East Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science . . .

The Middle East Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science Conference will be held from the 7th to the 10th of February 2022.


07 Feb - 10 Feb 2022

Advancing Animal Welfare Science 2022

The conference will be feature talks from established animal welfare researchers and those at the beginning of their career to hear about the latest research, innovations and thinking.


28 Jun - 29 Jun 2022


University of Edinburgh

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

The WVA Supports World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2021. Better animal health and management will reduce the need for antimicrobials.

Posted on

Thu, 18 Nov 2021

World One Health Day 2021

Today is World One Health Day, an occasion to commemorate the importance of the integrative effort of multiple professionals to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

Posted on

Wed, 03 Nov 2021

Our health systems won’t prevent pandemics, unless G20 . . .

In the light of the G20 Leaders’ Summit that will take place 30-31 October, please find hereafter an open letter that was prepared by the Action for Animal Health Coalition

Posted on

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

WVA acknowledges Reptile Awareness Day

Today, the WVA would like to acknowledge Reptile Awareness Day. Veterinarians play a key role in educating pet owners and the public on the welfare needs of reptiles and the challenges of keeping them

Posted on

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Results MSD Animal Health / WVA 2021 Veterinary Student . . .

In the 5th year of the MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, more scholarships than ever were made available to aid veterinary students around the world.

Posted on

Tue, 05 Oct 2021


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.


This website may use cookies which enable you to personalize your experience on our site, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and give us insights into user behavior so we can improve our communication and products.

Settings   Info  



These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our website and use the features.
These cookies enable storage of information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like settings for your preferred language or region.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website. These cookies are also used to let affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Cookie Name  Value  ExpiresTypedescription