The WVA is glad to inform that it is now a member of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform! This Platform was established by the Quadripartite (FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH), with representation from governments, the private sector and civil society, aiming to develop and implement a shared global vision, narrative and targets, generating, a global movement for action against AMR.
AMR poses a formidable threat to humans, animals, plants, and the environment, affecting all facets of life. This year’s WAAW theme promotes cross-sector collaboration to preserve the effectiveness of these critical medicines. Combatting AMR demands a united One Health approach, with all sectors coming together to promote prudent antimicrobial use and preventive measures.
Join us on the 7th of December! The illict use of veterinary drugs presents a growing concern with significant implications for public health and safety. WVA is organizing the webinar ‘Illicit use of veterinary drugs: from ketamine to xylazine’ to fill knowledge gaps, foster collaboration, raise awareness, and equip stakeholders with the necessary tools to combat the issue effectively.
WVA’s One Health Education Subgroup has launched a global initiative to evaluate the current Planetary Health educational efforts and gaps throughout veterinary medicine and beyond, the ‘Planetary Health Survey – education gap analysis’. This project practices the ‘One Health’ approach by collaborating with several prominent global professional and student associations from various health sectors to compare and contrast findings.
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.