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WVA Animal Welfare Working Group publishes two Position Statements

The Working Group on Animal Welfare has released two Position Statements: ‘Protection of Animals During Disasters and Armed Conflict‘ and ‘Control of Inappropriately Aggressive Dogs‘. The first statement points out the urgent need for national preparedness plans and coordinated international veterinary relief towards animals, the second calls for education, owner responsability and legislation. Our position statement are the result of an extensive analysis and revision process by the WVA Working Groups and Council, following recommendations from our members.

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Dr Shane Renwick, part of CVMA staff, is the winner of Medicine Stewardship category of the WVA Global Veterinary Awards

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) are pleased to announce the winner of the Medicine Stewardship category in the forthcoming WVA Global Veterinary Awards, as Dr. Shane Renwick, based in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Renwick was nominated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) for his active role in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, as well as other issues of national importance, including One Health and the role of the Canadian Veterinary Profession in addressing the challenges of Climate Change.

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WVA’s Factsheet on Working Equids now updated

There are over 116 million working equids and they support over 600 million people worldwide.  Despite the development of global standards, many working equids still experience poor welfare. Learn more about what are the concerns, what has improved in the last years and how you can help!

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Dr Simon Doherty is the winner of the One Health category of the WVA Global Veterinary Awards

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) are pleased to announce the winner of the One Health category of the WVA Global Veterinary Awards, Dr. Simon Doherty, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dr. Doherty was nominated and supported by three WVA members: the British Veterinary Association nominated Dr Doherty with the support of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association for his outstanding contributions to One Health.

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WVA Position Statements


Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

28 Feb 2024

WVA Position Statement on Position Statement on the Protection of Animals During Disasters and Armed Conflict

The WVA considers that there is an urgent need for national preparedness plans and coordinated international veterinary relief geared towards support of animals, as well as consideration of protections of ecosystems and habitats during armed conflict and natural disasters.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

28 Feb 2024

WVA Position Statement on Position Statement on Control of Inappropriately Aggressive Dogs

The WVA recognizes that inappropriately aggressive dogs may pose a significant threat to humans and other animals and calls for education, community involvement, owner responsability and appropriate legislation.

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Animal Welfare Animal Welfare

31 Jan 2024

Factsheet on Working Equids Welfare

There are over 116 million working equids and they support over 600 million people worldwide.  Despite the development of global standards, many working equids still experience poor welfare.

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One Health One Health

30 Dec 2023

WVA Position Statement on One Health

The WVA advocates and supports the advancement of One Health (OH). The health and well-being of people, animals, plants, and their interconnected ecosystems depend on strategic, effective and sustainable collaborative partnerships among professions, disciplines and societies.

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